Folks in the Triangle can have a front-row seat for a live conference by the Trinity Institute being streamed from New York City across the country Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 21-24.
The conference will bring together leading activists, scholars, authors, artists and experts on racial inequality to hold conversations on racial issues of our time.
“Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice” is sponsored by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in New York, and is being made available locally by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1737 Hillandale Road.
As a partner site for the conference, St. Luke’s will offer participants an opportunity to view the live presentations and to submit questions for speakers via email during the live Q&A times.
Keynote speakers include Bishop Michael Curry, bishop of North Carolina since 2000 who was elected Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in 2015, the first African-American to hold the position.
Also, Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of Tienanmen Square and the genocide in Darfur; Anna Deavere Smith, professor at New York University and founding director of the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue who is know to TV audiences for her roles in “The West Wing” and “Nurse Jackie”; and Michele Norris, a journalist and former host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” to name a few.
Nine other featured guests are included on the conference agenda as well. The times are Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Trinity Institute offers two Continuing Education Units for all persons who complete the conference.
Last year, Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill was a host site for the 2015 conference on the topic of economic inequality.
For more information about attending the St. Luke’s event, contact Boykin Bell at email@example.com or 919-442-2565. To register, go to tinyart.com.trinityinstreg. The cost for the full conference is $25; the cost for one day is $15.
Christian Unity prayer
Jennifer Copeland, executive director of the N.C. Council of Churches, will lead the 8 p.m. ecumenical service of prayer for Christian Unity today, Jan. 20, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2438 S. Alston Ave.
Ministers across the denominational spectrum, representing many different traditions, races and cultures, will take part in the service. All are welcome.
DCIA annual banquet
Durham Congregations in Action will hold its annual banquet from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Road.
The keynote address on Islam and Pluralism in America will be led by Imam Abdullah Antepli, chief representative of Muslim Affairs for Duke University and co-founder of the Muslim Leadership Initiative.
DCIA represents about 60 faith groups across the city. Its office is located at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church: 919-688-2036, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROP Hunger Walk
Durham’s 42nd CROP Hunger Walk, set for Sunday, March 20, has announced two walk-in occasions when team captains from participating faith groups, non-profits and others, may pick up materials for this annual hunger-fighting event.
Both will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main St. from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 6.
Event veterans will be on hand to give advice on best recruitment strategies, and the new 2016 T-shirt will be available for walkers with a donation of $3 per shirt.
With this year’s walk, organizers say, the amount raised for the hungry since it began in 1975 is expected to surpass the $4 million mark. CROP Walks are held in collaboration with Church World Service,
More information is available by calling Sybil Henderson at 910-810-1932.
Contact Flo Johnston at email@example.com or call 910-361-4155.