Do You Know Where You Live?
As we reach out to ask for your support and involvement, we want to start with a question.
Do you know where you live?
Perhaps you have the easy answer to that question – Charlotte, Pineville, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews?
But do you really know where you live?
It is estimated that our metropolitan area now has a population of 2.5 million. We are more ethnically, racially and religiously diverse than ever.
As we are often told, over 50 people move here every day. Whether we are coming from New York or New Delhi, South Carolina or South Africa, we are bringing our own cultures, traditions and understandings with us.
What an opportunity! We are convinced that when we come together across our differences and distinctives, with Authenticity, Curiosity, Vulnerability, and Humility, we create Community that transforms us and the home we share.
We aren’t asking that you try to meet all 2.5 million of your neighbors, but we are providing opportunities for you to experience the transformation of authentic connection:
Open Tables in which congregations come together across racial, ethnic and faith lines for dinner and dialogue.
In Our Own Backyard interfaith summer camp for high school students.
Food for Thought lunch gatherings in which we explore an issue of localsignificance with a diverse group of fellow residents.
New opportunities for interfaith service projects.
A new program of Conflict Transformation training in which we invite youto discover ways that conflict can be energizing and constructive.
Our annual Awards Breakfast and Community-Wide Thanksgiving Service.
If you are drawn to this vision, we invite you to participate in two ways:
Please take part in these opportunities as often as you can.
Please make a financial gift to sustain our work. You can mail in your gift to PO Box 11243, Charlotte, NC 28220 or DONATE ONLINE
In deep appreciation for your involvement and support,
Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski, MeckMIN Executive Director
Imam John Ederer, MeckMIN Board President