Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Congregations for Social Justice invites you...

Here's the October 2 scoop on upcoming events from Congregations for Social Justice as submitted by Adrienne Litte for our Social Justice Ministry

1 - Save the Date - CSJ Annual Dinner Meeting - Monday, February 1, 2016

2 - Jesus in Islam - from the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies
You are cordially invited to Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies Speaker Series on Sunday, October 25th at 3pm. The topic is Jesus in Islamic Perspective. Prof. Zeki Saritoprak from John Carroll University will give the speech and sign his books.

3 - Moral Political Organizing Leadership Institute and Summit Annual Conference
Join Pastors and Faith Leaders in strategy sessions on Social Justice Movement Building, Social Policy Analysis, and Scripture Exegesis. October 29-30, 2015.   Opening Welcome and Overview of Summit at 9:30 am.

4 - Come and Celebrate - Community Success Initiative is 11 years old
       Come help us celebrate 11 years
             Saturday October 31st, 2015  -  11am-2pm
             St Matthew's AME Church - Fellowship Hall
             1629 Bennett St, Raleigh, NC 27610 (Located beside Lions Park)
Luncheon, Networking and Fundraising
Informal and interactive format for concerned and compassionate individuals and organizations to:
•    Meet community organizations that offer transition and re-entry services that help people formerly incarcerated get back on their feet
•    Raise your awareness of the obstacles that men and women face upon release
•    Hear how we are addressing mass incarceration and alternatives to incarceration; hear from groups who are advocating for policy change
•    Hear success stories of people who were entangled in the criminal justice system who are now leading positive and productive lives

5 - Shop at The Galley Grocery Store, 402 E. Bragg St, Raleigh 27601
The Galley Grocery Store is sponsored by Hope Community Church and Ship of Zion Church
Yvonne Holley (CSJ's Sept 9 speaker) highly recommends supporting The Galley. Support this ministry to Quench A Raleigh Food Desert - Shop, Learn and Eat!

6 - NC People's Wage Board - Wednesday, October 7