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Greetings United Methodist Churches of the Charleston District:

posted Mar 11, 2013, 12:34 PM by Debra Dowdle

 

The SC United Methodist Church in partnership with the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations (SCACDC) will hold the Coastal Community Empowerment Training in Charleston, SC on March 23 at the Korean United Methodist Church near Charleston Southern University in North Charleston. The Empowerment Training will focus on the impact that racism, anti-immigration and poverty has on the local communities. Participants in this training will receive information on the social and economic disparities of ethnic minority groups, state and federal policies that could help and hurt ethnic minorities, along with federal, state and local resources that are in place to fight injustice, inequities and poverty.

The training will also provide participants with tools to organize congregations and communities to achieve social justice. The training will end with a Call to Action to participants to engage in efforts with policy makers to fight policies that negatively affect ethnic minorities and protect state and federal anti-poverty programs from budget cuts. Grants of $500 will be available for participants to apply through a competitive process for local churches and communities. Attached, you will find a registration brochure to be completed and mailed before the March 23rd training.

For more information about this training, contact Bernie Mazyck at bm@scacdc.net or kate@scacdc.net or call them at (843) 579-9855. We pray that you will take advantage of this great opportunity for our churches.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Patricia J. Parrish

District Superintendent

Charleston District

United Methodist Church

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