Crisis & Compassion Video Series:
Interfaith Responses to Covid-19
Interfaith responses to Covid-19 in Mecklenburg County. Helping people recognize the value of religious pluralism for the Charlotte community is the aim of the Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) Bridge Builders project. The team, led by Kip Mobley, is producing a series of short documentary videos that capture how diverse religious communities are responding to the pandemic, often through virtual efforts. More than 40 interviews have been conducted so far. Watch for the release of films highlighting MeckMIN's efforts to mobilize our diverse faith communities to meet critical needs during the pandemic.
Kendal P. Mobley (aka Kip) serves as Assistant Professor of Religion and Coordinator for the Spiritual Life Center at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). He joined JCSU’s faculty in 2014. He is an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition, having served for more than 20 years as a church planter and pastor in Rhode Island and North Carolina. Recently, his research interests have focused on the intersections of race, religion, and civil religion in the US, and on interfaith cooperation for the common good. Kendal Mobley lives in Salisbury, North Carolina, with Rhonda Brady-Mobley, his wife of thirty-two years. They have two adult children and one granddaughter.
The Crisis and Compassion Team
Kendal P. Mobley, Assistant Professor of Religion and Coordinator for the Spiritual Life Center at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)
LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director, MeckMIN
JCSU students, Iyanla Parsanlal and Exodus Moon.