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CRISIS & COMPASSION VIDEO SERIES:
INTERFAITH RESPONSES TO COVID-19
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, Assistant Professor of Religion and Coordinator for the Spiritual Life Center at Johnson C. Smith University 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.
Episodes 1-4 with study guides can be viewed below.
Crisis & Compassion Episode 1: Making a Shidduch
Episode 1 highlights the key role of MeckMIN in swiftly bringing diverse Charlotte-Mecklenburg faith communities and nonprofits together to meet needs and adapt to the new realities of the pandemic.
Crisis and Compassion Episode 2: The Muslim in the Room: A Conversation with Hannah Hasan
In this episode, the Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director of MeckMIN interviews poet and storyteller Hannah Hasan about how her Muslim faith informs her response to Covid-19.
Crisis and Compassion Episode 3: Doing the Work
Leaders from five different religious traditions articulate the values and motivations that inspire their work, and they share some of what they’ve learned along the way.