EVENTS

CHURCH & COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE

Date City Venue
08/06/17 Durham, NC Trinity United Methodist Church
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 215 N. Church Street, downtown Durham. Join us on Sunday, August 6th at Trinity United Methodist Church (215 North Church Street) for a conversation about church and community responses to violence. Part of Trinity’s “Tough Conversations and Theology” series, the discussion will center on ways to heal the harm of violence that permeates our past and complicates our relationships with God and one another. Panel participants include Scott Holmes (NCCU School of Law), Marcia Owen (Director Emeritus, RCND), Rev. Annette Love (Assoc. Minister, Northside Missionary Baptist), Rev. Jessie Larkins (Asst. to the District Superintendent, NC Conference of the United Methodist Church), and Mark Daughtridge (Trinity UMC, RCND volunteer). Conversation runs from 3:00–4:30, with a reception to follow.

PAST EVENTS

Date Event City Venue
07/27/17 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for our July Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, July 27th from 12 to 1 pm in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch from CORE Catering is free, and all are welcome to break bread with us. Our roundtable discussion this month centers on building redemptive relationships across barriers of incarceration. A group of staff and volunteers from Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and School for Conversion’s Church Beyond the Walls initiative will share from their experiences fostering beloved community among returning citizens and people of faith. Our discussion panel will include Drew Doll (Reentry Coordinator, RCND), Will Elmore (Program Manager, Church Beyond the Walls), Keith Daniel (Board, Church Beyond the Walls), and be moderated by Reynolds Chapman (Executive Director, DurhamCares). Come expecting a vibrant conversation about how people of faith and goodwill can respond to the scourge of mass incarceration.
06/23/17 VIGIL for John Wesley Pruitt Jr. Durham, NC Family Fare (BP @ 2918 Guess Road)
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 2918 Guess Road. A prayer vigil to honor the life of John Wesley Pruitt Jr. will be held Saturday June 23 at 5:30 pm at the Family Fare (BP) on 2918 Guess Road (near the corner of Guess Road and Fawn Avenue). Mr. Pruitt (41) was fatally shot while working at the station on February 14, 2017. The purpose of this vigil is to honor the life of John Wesley Pruitt, Jr., to offer comfort to his family, colleagues, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. All ages and faiths are welcome.
06/22/17 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for our June Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, June 22th from 12 to 1 pm in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch from CORE Catering is free, and all are welcome to break bread with us. Our presenters this month will be two unique and compelling youth development organizations in Durham. Hope Reins (www.hopereinsnc.org/) connects hurting children and families to free one-on-one sessions between caring leaders and extraordinary “equine counselors,” many of whom are rescued horses who’ve faced abuse and neglect. BUMP: The Triangle (www.bumpthetriangle.org/) fosters urban youth empowerment through African Diasporic music and mentoring, with programs that promote musical proficiency, cultural literacy, and resilience.
06/17/17 VIGIL for Frederick “Mr. Fred” Edgerton Jr. Durham Hillside Park
Time: 1:00pm. Address: 1300 South Roxboro Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and the Frederick A. Edgerton Jr. Foundation invite you to join friends and family in a vigil remembering “Mr. Fred” Edgerton this Saturday, June 17 @ 1:00 pm at Hillside Park (1300 S. Roxboro Street). A beloved leader in his community, Mr. Fred was fatally shot on May 18, 2015. This vigil is part of the 2nd annual “Mr. Fred’s Day,” and seeks to celebrate Mr. Fred’s legacy and perpetuate his peaceful presence. Rev. Keith Daniel of CityWell United Methodist Church will lead a time of prayer and reflection. All ages and faiths are welcome.
06/16/17 - 06/18/17 STAND UP SABBATH statewide congregations across NC
Faith communities across North Carolina are invited to partake in a Stand Up Sabbath this June 16–18, 2017. We encourage you to use this occasion (set on the anniversary of shootings at Mother Emanuel AME Church) to engage your congregation in prayer, song, liturgy, and education around the moral issue of gun violence. For ideas and suggestions, visit www.ncchurches.org/gun-violence-prevention, or contact the North Carolina Council of Churches at 919-828-6501 / info@ncchurches.org.
05/27/17 Vigil for La’Vante Biggs Durham, NC East Durham Park
Time: 10:00am. Address: 2500 E. Main St.. The Religious Coalition invites you to join the family of La’vante Biggs on 10:00 am, Saturday May 27th at East Durham Park (2500 E. Main Street, near Y. E. Smith Elementary School) for short prayer vigil to celebrating La’vante’s life. La’vante was killed September 5, 2015. In gathering on his 23rd birthday, family and friends seek to remember his great love and affection, his clown-like antics, his laugh, and his incredible resolve. Rev. Tammy Rodman of The Sanctuary Outreach Ministry and Ms. Wilma Liverpool will lead a time of reflection and shared memories. All ages and faiths welcome.
05/25/17 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $0. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Our May Community Luncheon Roundtable will be on Thursday, May 25th from 12 to 1 pm in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch from CORE Catering is free, and all are welcome to break bread with us. Our presenter this month will StepUp Durham (www.stepupdurham.org). Since their start in Durham in fall of 2015, StepUp had supported over 100 Durham residents in finding quality jobs through their Employment Training Workshops and network of over 80 local employers. They’ll update us on the results of that good work, and present their newly launched Step2 program. Step2 is focused on supporting participants in finding a concrete path to career positions that offers benefits and salary sufficient to provide for all their family’s needs.
05/24/17 Vigil for Carrie Watkins Durham, NC East Durham Park
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 2500 E. Main St.. A birthday celebration and vigil for Carrie Denise (Nook) Watkins will be held Wednesday, May 24th, 5:30 pm, at East Durham Park (2500 E. Main Street, near Y. E. Smith Elementary School). Carrie was fatally shot July 18, 2008. Her mother cordially welcomes all to join us in a celebration of Nook’s life. She is lovingly remembered for her joyful and can-do spirit, her love of her family & friends, and her amazing gizzards and rice! Rev. Dorothy Clark of Change Paths Ministry will lead us in a time of reflection and shared memories. All ages and faiths are welcome.
04/27/17 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Our March Community Luncheon Roundtable will be on Thursday, April 27th from 12 to 1 pm in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch from CORE Catering is free, and all are welcome to break bread with us. Our presenters in April will be representatives from Bull City United. A violence reduction initiative of Durham County, Bull City United is modeled after similar Cure Violence programs implemented worldwide. Bull City United Supervisor Dorel Clayton will overview their program, current activities, and upcoming plans. Dorel will be joined by a Bull City outreach worker and a violence interrupter, each of whom will share from their specific areas of work.
04/06/17 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Our Circle of Hope and Healing is for loved ones of homicide victims. The circle is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental space that is rooted in the compassion of its members. We would love to have you join us. For information please contact Ruthy Jones at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-698-9092.
04/05/17 Victim Rights Week Community Vigil Durham, NC Durham Police Dept Headquarters
Time: 6:00pm. Address: corner of West Chapel Hill Street and Duke Street. Durham Police Department’s Victim Services Unit will hold a vigil as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Held at Durham Police Headquarters (505 West Chapel Hill Street). Direct RSVPs and questions to (919) 560-4951 (ext. 3).
04/01/17 Prayer Vigil for Larry Owens Durham, NC Corner of East Main & Elm Streets
Time: 4:00pm. A prayer vigil to honor the life of Larry Donnell Owens will be held this Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 4 pm. We will gather with his family and friends on the corner of Elm and East Main Streets, near where Mr. Owens was fatally shot on September 12, 2016. There should be ample parking along the street, but we ask that you not park in the nearby convenience store lot. Bishop Clarence Laney of Monument of Faith Church will lead us in remembrance. By coming together in vigil, we honor Larry’s life with our presence, offer comfort to his family and friends, and affirm God’s peace among us. All faiths and ages are welcome.
03/23/17 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for our March Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, March 23rd from 12 to 1 pm in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch from CORE Catering is free, and all are welcome to break bread with us. Our presenters will be Gudrun Parmer (Director) and Peter Baker (Assistant Director) of Durham County’s Criminal Justice Resource Center. They will share information about Durham County’s efforts to reduce the number of persons in our detention center with mental illness. Durham County CJRC and many partner agencies have been working since Summer 2015 to identify numerous opportunities to divert individuals from the jail and improve services for those who are arrested.
03/18/17 Prayer Vigil for Symoud Lewis Durham, NC Hardee Terrace Apartments
Time: 4:30pm. Address: 530 Hardee St. Venue phone: 9196989092. Please join the family of Symoud Syheed Lewis and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham as we remember his life. Symoud was fatally shot nearly one year ago on March 16, 2016. His mother, Lorie Lewis, remembers Symoud’s smiling face and his loving heart open toward all he met. We will gather this Saturday, March 18th at 4:30 pm in the parking lot of the Hardee Terrace Apartments (530 North Hardee Street). Minister Tamario Howze (Duke Divinity School) and Rev. Dorothy Clark (Change Paths Ministry) will bring reflections and song. The purpose of the Vigil is to honor and celebrate Symoud’s life with our presence, to offer comfort to his family and friends, and to affirm God’s peace with us. All are welcome.
03/13/17 - 03/14/17 My Brother’s Keeper Regional Convening Durham, NC Durham Convention Center
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: Free. Address: 301 West Morgan Street. We invite you to check out this upcoming event hosted by our February Luncheon speaker, My Brother’s Keeper of Durham. My Brother’s Keeper Durham is proud to host a 2017 Cities United Regional Convening, “Urgency of Now: Shattering Biases. Building Equity.” The event is scheduled March 13-14, 2017 at Durham Convention Center in Downtown Durham. Day one of the two-day convening will include a half day focused on career exploration for boys and young men of color, ages 11-15. The career exploration event is an opportunity to expose young men to career pathways in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) fields and to provide connections between what they learn in school, future scholarship and career fields. Day two will offer MBK and Cities United communities from North and South Carolina an opportunity to gain the necessary tools to incorporate a racial equity lens into local policy, build youth leadership, and measure the impact of local capacity building.
03/02/17 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:30pm. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Our Circle of Hope and Healing is for loved ones of homicide victims. The circle is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental space that is rooted in the compassion of its members. We would love to have you join us. For information please contact Ruthy Jones at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-698-9092.
02/23/17 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for our February Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, February 23rd from 12 to 1 pm in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch from CORE Catering is free, and all are welcome to break bread with us. This month, we’ll hear from Chauncey Burgess Raven Gregory from My Brother’s Keeper Durham. MBK Durham is an extension of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which challenges state/local partners to bridge persistent opportunity gaps faced by young men of color, and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.
02/16/17 25th Annual Vigil Against Violence Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. We gather to honor and remember 44 lives taken from us by violence within Durham County in 2016. Almost 90% (39 of 44) died from gunshot wounds. The 24th Annual Vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition and Parents of Murdered Children (Durham Chapter). Please join us in prayer and lament for Nicholas Bell (25), Latonya Denise Morris (37), Jose Giovanni Guillen Rodriguez (25), Luis Delatorre (36), David Pounds (15), Symoud Syheed Lewis (23), Larry Alford (40), Brenda Whitaker (34), Spencer Garrett Harrison (21), Cortnay Garner-McDougald (25), Alexander Turner (26), Jonathan Miles “MileMile” Pittman (8), J’Corey Terrell Bailey (27), Nafez Jalal (57), Kevin Bowling (33), Dewayne Greer, Sr. (50), Dewayne Greer, Jr. (18), Donald Fields, Sr. (54), Reginald Carter (35), Reginald Cole (50), Andre Bond (19), Alondra Gonzalez Mejia (18), Jamie Nathaniel Daniels (33), Kevin David Powell (21), Cedric Page (53), Gerald Gholar (21), Ameer Suliman (46), Jalen Thompson Johnson (16), Larry Donnell Owens (34), Erika Desiree Downey (25), Antoine Bernard Troublefield (33), Eric Ray (33), Demoraea Fennell (17), Zakee Harrell (20), Javan Burt (29), Frank Nathaniel Clark (34), George Beamon (50), Jamond Lee Alston (22), Cesar Yanez Ortiz (24), Augustas Brandon Cornelius (18), Timothy Devon Fuller (22), Jerod Long (37), Montez Brandon (25), and Usha Chatman (22). God’s peace be with us.
02/09/17 A Prayer Vigil to Honor the Lives of Timothy Fuller, Jerrod Long, Montez Brandon, & Usha Chatman Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A prayer vigil to honor the lives of Timothy Devon Fuller, Jerrod Long, Montez Brandon, and Usha Chatman will be held Thursday, February 9th at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House UMC on 107 North Driver St. (corner of Main and Driver). Mr. Timothy Devon Fuller (22) was fatally shot December 13, 2016. Mr. Jerod Long (37) was fatally shot December 22, 2016. Mr. Montez Brandon (25) was fatally shot December 24, 2016. Mr. Usha Chatman (22) was fatally shot December 24, 2016. Rev. Bruce Puckett, Director of Worship and Community Ministry at Duke Chapel, will lead us in remembrance. By gathering together in vigil, we lament the lives taken from us by violence, declare their immeasurable worth, and affirm our common bond. All faiths and ages are welcome.
02/01/17 A Prayer Vigil To Honor Alfredo Jobel Durham Corner of Liberty St. & Park Street
Time: 6:00pm. The family of Alfredo Jobel invites your presence at a vigil on Wednesday, February 1 at 6 pm. We will gather on the corner of Liberty and Park Streets in Durham, where Mr. Jobel was fatally shot three years ago. The purpose of this prayer vigil is to honor his 28 years of life and seek new insight into those responsible for his death.
01/28/17 Beyond Gun Violence Conference Chapel Hill, NC United Church of Chapel Hill
Time: 8:30am. Box office: 9196989092. Address: 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.. Venue phone: 9196989092. Time: 8:30am. Admission: $15 donation accepted. Address: 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The NC Council of Churches is sponsoring a weekend of preaching and a half-day conference, “Beyond Gun Violence -A Conference for People of Faith and Conscience about Ending America’s Deadly Epidemic.” Speakers will include: Matthew Crebbin, Senior Minister of Newtown Congregational Church (UCC) Mark Carmen, American Coalition for Responsible Gun Ownership James Atwood, theologian and author of “America and Its Guns: A Theological Expose” Learn more at https://www.ncchurches.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Beyond-Gun-Violence-One-Pager.pdf. The Beyond Gun Violence Conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard featuring workshops and speakers. And on Sunday, Crebbin will preach at United Church of Chapel Hill and Atwood will speak at University Presbyterian Church, 209 East Fanklin Street in Chapel Hill. A full schedule of events for the weekend is available at NC Council of Churches website, ncchurches.org. Sponsors along with the Council are: St. Paul’s AME Church, University Presbyterian Church, United Church of Chapel Hill, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, the NC Justice Center, NC MomsRising, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America NC, League of Women Voters Orange/Durham/Chatham Counties, Wilmington Faiths Against Gun Violence, and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham.
01/26/17 A Prayer Vigil to Honor the Lives of Javan Burt, Frank Nathaniel Clark, George Beamon, Jamond Lee Alston, and Augustus (Gus) Cornelius Brandon Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A prayer vigil to honor the lives of Javan Burt, Frank Nathaniel Clark, George Beamon, Jamond Lee Alston, and Augustus (Gus) Cornelius Brandon will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House UMC on 107 North Driver St. (corner of Main and Driver). Mr. Javan Burt (29) was fatally shot November 21, 2016. Mr. Frank Nathaniel Clark (34) was fatally shot November 22, 2016. Mr. George Beamon was fatally shot November 27, 2016. Mr. Jamond Lee Alston (22) was fatally shot November 28, 2016. Mr. Augustus (Gus) Cornelius Brandon (18) was fatally shot December 9, 2016. Rev. Rob Womack of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Rev. Sarah Ball-Damberg from Church of the Holy Family in Chapel Hill will offer prayer and reflection. By gathering together in vigil, we lament the lives taken from us by violence, offer comfort to their families and friends, and bear witness to the peace among us. All people—of every faith and of no faith—are welcome.
01/26/17 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to our first Community Luncheon Roundtable of 2017! We will gather on Thursday, January 26th from 12 to 1 pm in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). To kick off 2017, we’ll “Get Acquainted with Our Neighbors” by introducing ourselves and sharing plans for the new year. If your ministry or organization is looking for volunteers, prepare a 60-second “elevator speech” explaining what you do and what help you need. Feel free to bring fliers or business cards to help interested folks connect with you. All are welcome to share and break bread with us. No RSVP needed! For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
01/14/17 MLK Event: Celebrating the Legacy Through the Arts Durham, NC W.D. Hill Recreation Center
Time: 2:00am. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-560-4292. Address: 1308 Fayetteville St.. Venue phone: 919-560-4292. Join us at W.D. Hill Recreation Center to Celebrate the Legacy of MLK Through the Arts! (from 2 – 5 pm) Participants will enjoy a series of activities highlighting the components in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. including visual art displays, poetry open mike, community discussions, live performances, arts and crafts projects and more. We will be hosting a Peaceful Hands art table. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones 919-698-9092
01/12/17 Prayer Vigil to honor the lives of Alondra Gonzalez Mejia, Antoine Bernard Troublefield, Eric Ray, Demoraea Fennell, Zakee Harrell, and Cesar Yanez Ortiz Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A Prayer Vigil to honor the lives of Alondra Gonzalez Mejia, Antoine Bernard Troublefield, Eric Ray, Demoraea Fennell, Zakee Harrell and Cesar Yanez Ortiz will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House UMC, 107 N Driver St. (corner of Main and Driver Sts.) in Durham. Ms. Alondra Gonzalez Mejia (18) was strangled January 12, 2016. Mr. Antoine Troublefield (33) was fatally shot October 18, 2016. Mr. Eric Ray was fatally shot October 20, 2016. Mr. Demoraea Fennell (17) was shot fatally shot November 1, 2016. Mr. Zakee Harrell (20) was fatally shot November 20, 2016. Mr.Cesar Yanez Ortiz (24) was fatally shot November 29, 2016. Reverend Ricardo Correa of Centro de Alabanza Naciones Unidas and Reverend Mel Williams, Coordinator of End Poverty Durham, will offer prayer and reflection in English and Spanish. People of faith and people of no faith are welcome. This event is open to all. The purpose of the Vigil is to lament the lives taken from us by violence, to offer comfort to their families and friends and to bear witness to the peace among us. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
01/05/17 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circle of Hope and Healing for loved ones of homicide victims. This is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental place that is rooted in the compassion of its members. We would love to have you join us. For information please contact Ruthy Jones at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com; 919-698-9092
Bull City United 7-day VIGIL
01/02/17 - 01/07/17 Bull City United 7-DAY VIGIL Durham, NC Various Locations
Time: 12:00am. Date/Neighborhood/Location/Time of VIGIL January /Bentwood/Rochelle/2819 Rochelle Street/6-7 p.m. January 2/Turnkey/416 Walton Street/6-7 p.m. January 3/Oxford Manor Housing Community/3633 Keystone Place/6-7 p.m. January 4/Liberty Street Housing Community/ Center (500 Block of East Main Street)/6-7 p.m. January 5/East Side/1203 Holloway Street (Parking Lot)/6-7 p.m. January 6/Southside/100 Block of Scout Drive/6-7 p.m. January 7/Kerrwood/Club Blvd./2716 Hinson Drive/2-3 p.m. January 7/McDougald Terrace Housing Community/1400 Block of Wabash Street/ 4-6 p.m. “Every homicide is a loss of life to family, a loss to our community, a loss of safety, and a loss of freedom for the individual who pulls the trigger,” said Dorel Clayton, supervisor, Bull City United. We want to dedicate this week to the lives lost in 2016 and to encourage peace in 2017. For more information on the 7 nights of Vigils contact Michelle Young at 919-560-7752 or email myoung@dconc.gov
12/22/16 Vigil for Kevin David Powell, Cedric Page, Gerald Gholar, Jalen Thompson Johnson, Larry Donnell Owens and Erika Desiree Downey Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 5:30pm. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A Vigil to honor the lives of Kevin David Powell, Cedric Page, Gerald Gholar, Jalen Thompson Johnson, Larry Donnell Owens and Erika Desiree Downey will be held Thursday, December 22nd at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House UMC, 107 N Driver St. (corner of Main and Driver Sts.) in Durham. Mr. Cedric Page (53) died June 25, 2016 of injuries resulting from blunt force trauma to his head sustained earlier in the month. Mr. Kevin Powell (21) was fatally shot July 18, 2016. Mr. Gerald Gholar (21) was fatally shot August 4, 2016. M.r Jalen Johnson (16) was fatally shot September 12, 2016. Mr. Larry Donnell Owens (34) was found fatally shot September 12, 2016. Ms. Erika Downey was fatally shot September 19, 2016. Rev. Dorothy Clark of Lawson Chapel Baptist Church will come with song and prayer. Rev Molly Brummett Wudel of Emmaus Way will offer a reflection and open a time of sharing of memories and thoughts by the families and the community. The purpose of the Vigil is to lament the lives taken from us by violence, to offer comfort to their family and friends and to bear witness to the peace among us. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
12/15/16 4th Anniversary of the Newtown Massacre Vigil to End Gun Violence Raleigh 300 East Davie St.
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 919-260-4766. 4th Anniversary of the Newtown Massacre Vigil to End Gun Violence Gun violence survivors, Christian and Muslim leaders, LGBTQ community members and others will gather on Thursday, December 15 to remember the school children and teachers killed during a shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary, and to honor the lives of the 120,000 Americans who have been victims of gun violence since the Newtown tragedy. The vigil is part of a national day of remembrance, during which hundreds of vigils and other community events will be held across the country to highlight the toll of American gun violence. What: Vigil to #EndGunViolence When: Thursday, December 15, 7p.m. Where: 300 East Davie St., Raleigh 27601 The list of speakers will include: Rev. Byron Wade, pastor of Davie St. Presbyterian Church of Raleigh and North Carolinians Against Gun Violence board member; Lee Storrow, Executive Director, North Carolina AIDS Action Network; Alton Lucas, gun violence survivor; Imam Abdul Waheed, Duke University. Organizations sponsoring the vigil include: Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, Durham Crisis Response Center, League of Women Voters – Orange, Chatham and Durham, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, MomsRising, NC Aids Action Network, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NC Council of Churches, NC Justice Center, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, Parents of Murdered Children
12/11/16 “The Magnificat Revolution” of music and singing Durham Reality Center
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: donations accepted. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 916 Lamond Street. Please join us for “The Magnificat Revolution.” An Advent celebration of music, beer, and merriment with our friends of Emmaus Way, on Sunday, Dec 11, 5PM, 916 Lamond Street. The beautiful music of Skylar Gudasz, Jeff Crawford, Casey Toll, Tim Carless, Mark Williams, and many more, will surely open our hearts to sing and to imagine a revolution of hope and justice in Durham. The beer, refreshments, merriment, and music are all free. If you’re able, we invite you to bring a donation for the Religious Coalition. Your gifts will be used exclusively to help with burial expenses for homicide victims’ families who have been denied support from NC Victim Compensation Fund. more info @ emmausway.net More information
12/08/16 A Prayer Vigil to honor the lives of Donald Fields Sr, Reginald Carter, Reginald Cole, Andre Bond, and Jamie Nathaniel Daniels Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 5:30pm. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A Vigil to honor the lives of Donald Field Sr, Reginald Carter, Reginald Cole, Andre Bond and Jamie Nathaniel Daniels will be held Thursday, December 8th at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House UMC, 107 N Driver St. (corner of Main and Driver Sts.) in Durham. Mr Donald Fields Sr (54) was fatally stabbed June 26, 2016.. Mr Reginald Carter (35) was fatally shot June 28, 2016. Mr Reginald Cole (50) was fatally shot June 30, 2016. Mr Andre Bond (19) was fatally shot July 10, 2016. Mr Jamie Nathaniel Daniels (33) was fatally shot July 17, 2016. Prayer for the community will be offered by Imman Mowlid Ali of Masjid Ar-Rahman. Rev. Keith Daniel from City Well Church will offer prayer, a reflection and a time for family and the community to share their memories and thoughts. The purpose of the Vigil is to lament the lives taken from us by violence, to offer comfort to their family and friends and to bear witness to the peace among us. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
12/01/16 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circle of Hope and Healing for loved ones of homicide victims. This is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental place that is rooted in the compassion of its members. Circle Coordinator: Ruthy Jones at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com; 919-698-9092 Circle Keeper: Rev Dr Tammy Rodman.
12/01/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday, December 1st. 12pm – 1pm. Fellowship Hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church – 107 N Driver Street, corner of E Main St. District Attorney Roger Echols is our featured speaker. His topic is “State Funding of the DA’s Office.” Mr Echols will focus on Durham County’s necessity for more funding and the need for public support to secure those resources. Our very own Mark Daughtridge will share a few of his adventures climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Kenya. He flew our RCND prayer flags from the summit! Funds he raised go to support our work in the community. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
11/12/16 Restorative Justice in Action in Our Communities Durham, NC Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Time: 10:00am. Address: 810 W Chapel Hill St. Venue phone: 919-801-1781. Restorative Justice in Action in Our Communities Please join us for a powerful line-up of speakers from diverse backgrounds and experiences to learn about ways that restorative justice is being practiced in our midst – in the courts, in prison, in schools, in our communities. There will be an opportunity to participate in the restorative practice of Talking Circles, with dedicated Circles for family members of murder victims and for family members of those convicted of murder. Lunch will be provided.  Event is free;  A donation of $25 or more to help defray costs is encouraged for those who can afford to pay.  Please register on our website so that we can have an accurate headcount for lunch and set up – capitalrestorativejustice.org For more info please contact Leah at 919-452-1283 or Kacey at 919-801-1781 Conference 10 am – 3 pm
11/10/16 A Prayer Vigil to honor the lives of Christopher Alexander Turner, Jonathan Miles “MileMile” Pittman, J’Corey Terrell Bailey, Kevin Bowling, Dewayne Greer, Sr and Dewayne Greer Jr. Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 5:30pm. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A Vigil to honor the lives of Christopher Alexander Turner, Johathan Miles (MileMile) Pittman, J’Corey Terrell Bailey, Kevin Bowling, Dewayne Greer, Sr and his son Dewayne Greer Jr will be held Thursday, November 10th at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House UMC, 107 N Driver St. (corner of Main and Driver Sts.) in Durham. Mr Christopher Turner (26) was fatally shot April 14, 2016. Mr Jonathan Pittman (8) died from injuries following alleged child abuse March 27, 2016. J’Corey Bailey (27) was fatally shot April 25, 2016. Mr Kevin Bowling (33) was fatally shot May 14, 2016. Mr. Dewayne Greer Sr, (50) yrs old and son Dewayne Greer Jr (18) were both fatally shot June 11, 2016. Prayers will be offered by Rev Allen Jones of Mosaic Church, and Rev. Tammy Rodman, of The Sanctuary Outreach Ministry. The purpose of the Vigil is to lament the lives taken from us by violence, to offer comfort to their family and friends and to bear witness to the peace among us. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
10/27/16 Vigil for Jose Giovanni Guillen Rodriguez, Jose Luis Delatorre, Spencer Garrett Harrison, and Cortnay Garner-McDougald Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 5:30pm. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A Vigil to honor the lives of Jose Giovanni Guillen Rodriguez, Jose Luis Delatorre, Spencer Garrett Harrison, and Cortnay Garner-McDougald will be held this Thursday, October 27th at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House Church, 107 N Driver St. (corner of Main and Driver Sts.) in Durham. Mr Rodriguez, 25 yrs old, was fatally shot Jan.15, 2016. Mr Delatorre, 36 yrs old, was fatally stabbed February 13, 2016. Mr Spencer Garrett Harrison , 21 yrs old, was fatally shot March 8, 2016. Mr Cortnay Garner-McDougald, 25 yrs old, was shot March 25, 2016. He died a few days later in the hospital. Prayers will be offered by Rev Rob Womack, and Apostle Ricardo of Correa Centro de Alabanza Naciones Unidas in English and Spanish. People of faith and people of no faith are welcome. This event is open to all. The purpose of the Vigil is to lament the lives taken from us by violence, to offer comfort to their family and friends and to bear witness to the peace among us. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
10/27/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday, October 27th. 12pm – 1pm. Fellowship Hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church – 107 N Driver Street, corner of E Main St. – entrance in back. ALL ARE WELCOME. No RSVP needed. James Osborn, the Director of Education and Outreach for Alliance Behavioral Healthcare will be our speaker. Alliance Behavioral Healthcare works to meet the challenges of mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance use/addiction service needs. He will present the services available, who qualifies and how to access the services. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
10/13/16 A Prayer Vigil to honor the lives of Nicholas Bell, Latonya Denise Morris, David Pounds, Symoud Syeed Lewis , Larry Alford , and Brenda Whitaker. Durham, NC Front Lawn of the Shepherd’s House
Time: 5:30am. Box office: 9196989092. Address: 107 N Driver St.. Venue phone: 9196989092. A Vigil to Honor the lives of Nicholas Bell, Latonya Denise Morris, David Pounds, Symoud Syheed Lewis, Larry Alford, and Brenda Whitaker will be held this Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 pm. We will gather on the lawn in front of the Shepherd’s House. Mr Bell 25 was found fatally shot Jan. 3 2016. Ms. Morris 37 was fatally shot Jan. 4, 2016. Mr David Pounds 25 was fatally shot March 8, 2016. Mr Lewis 23 was fatally shot March 16, 2016. Mr Alford 40 and Ms Whitaker 34 were fatally shot in a double homicide March 25, 2016. Prayers will be offered by Rev Derrick Horton of Impact Church and Minister Tanya Johnson of Abundant Hope Christian Church. The purpose of the Vigil is to lament the lives taken from us by violence, to offer comfort to their family and friends and to bear witness to the peace among us. All are welcome! For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
10/06/16 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circle of Hope and Healing for loved ones of homicide victims. This is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental place that is rooted in the compassion of its member. Circle Coordinator: Ruthy Jones at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com; 919-698-9092 Circle Keeper: Rev Dr Tammy Rodman.
09/25/16 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS 1639 UNIVERSITY DRIVE FOREST HILLS PARK
Time: 3:00pm. Venue phone: 919-491-0821. THE DURHAM CHAPTER OF PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THEIR NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE COOKOUT-PICNIC AT FOREST HILLS PARK, 1639 UNIVERSITY DRIVE FROM 3:00-6:00 P.M. THERE WILL BE A SHORT CEREMONY AND RELEASING OF BALLOONS. YOU MAY BRING A COVERED DISH TO SHARE. THE NATIONAL PARENTS OF MURDERED CHILDREN AND COUNTLESS OTHER CRIME VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS WILL GATHER IN CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE TO PAY TRIBUTE AND HONOR OUR NATIONS MURDER VICTIMS AND THEIR SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS. THE NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS NOT ONLY RECOGNIZES MURDER VICTIMS, BUT ALSO HONORS THOSE ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES SUCH AS SUPPORT,ADVOCACY, AND COUNSEL TO LOVE ONES OF MURDERED VICTIMS. Please tell everyone you know about our National Day of Remembrance on September 25th. Questions? Contact Diane Jones at tdianejones@yahoo.com or 919-491-0821.
09/22/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday, SEPT 22ND. 12pm – 1pm. Shepherds House United Methodist Church – 107 N Driver Street, corner of E Main St. Fellowship Hall – entrance in back. COME LEARN ABOUT “STRONG FATHERS” program from director Katie Bauman. Strong Fathers is a strengths-based alternative to traditional Batterers Intervention Programs. Also, Heather Smith from Wheels4Hope will update us on providing affordable transportation in Durham. Lunch is provided by CORE Catering. ALL ARE WELCOME. No RSVP needed.
08/25/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday, AUGUST 25. 12 – 1pm Shepherds House United Methodist Church – 107 N Driver Street, corner of E Main St. Fellowship Hall – entrance in back. COME HEAR FROM Durham Co. Public Health Dept. Deputy Director Eric Ireland on new initiative CURE VIOLENCE. Durham has committed $440,000+ to address violence from public health perspective. ALL ARE WELCOME. No RSVP needed.
08/20/16 Women Marching In Silence Against Violence Durham Duke Memorial United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-638-5163 or 919-957-9343. Address: 504 W. Chapel Hill Street. Who: Women of all background, race, color. creed When: 20th August @ 12:00 Noon Where: Start @ Duke Memorial United Methodist Church (504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham NC. 27701 Why: To impact community by showing a force of unity that will challenge others to join hands against violence in it’s various forms. This march is inclusive of all faiths and varying beliefs but its foundation is based on the Word of God found in the book of Jeremiah 9:1, 17 -21. Call Rev Tammy Rodman at 919-638-5163 or 919-957-9343 for more information. More information
07/28/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday, July 28th. 12 – 1pm Shepherds House United Methodist Church – 107 N Driver Street, corner of E Main St. Fellowship Hall – entrance in back. ALL ARE WELCOME. No RSVP needed. Be sure to mark you calendars to not miss our next luncheon! It is packed with exciting memories, inspiring stories and the ways you can join the fun! Mark Daughtridge will tell his experiences climbing Mt Aconcagua for us in 2011 and what he hopes to accomplish climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro this summer. Jen Walker, our Friendly Friday coordinator, will share FF stories and Marcia Owen, Exec. Director of RCND, will offer the many volunteer oportunities we have in the coming months. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com
07/22/16 Vigil of Mercy and Compassion Durham Immaculate Conception Catholic Church sanctuary
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 810 West Chapel Hill Street. Vigil of Mercy and Compassion July 22, 2016 6:00 PM Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 810 West Chapel Hill St. Durham, NC 27701 The Social Justice Committee of Immaculate Conception parish is hosting a prayer vigil to remember the people who have lost their lives in recent weeks due to violence. We invite all people from all faith communities, civic leaders, law enforcement personnel, and all concerned citizens to join us for one hour – to remember, to reflect, to pray. The purpose of this gathering is to show our solidarity, compassion, and mercy to all our brothers and sisters, especially to those who are living on the margins of society. Social Justice Committee Members: Charles Alden Rey David Aparicio Elizabeth Blanco Alex Charns Maryann Crea Sue Concannon Br. Mario Gomez Kaaren Haldeman Theresa Hatzell Rheba Heggs Laura Henaine Casilda Jaimes Jenny Leinbach Demetrio Leon Lopez Marianne Marlo Fr. Charley Miller Irma Morales Katushka Olave Catherine Pleil Sylvia Thompson Fr. Christopher Van Haight Marie Vetter Alice Wernicki
07/17/16 Prayer Vigil for Symoud Lewis Durham, NC Hardee Terrace Apartments
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 9196989092. Address: 530 Hardee St. Venue phone: 9196989092. A vigil to honor the life of Symoud Lewis will be held this Sunday, July 17, 7:00PM, 530 Hardee Street, Durham. Mr. Lewis was found shot to death on March 16, 2016. He was 23 years old. The family of Symoud Lewis requests your presence as they remember Symoud on his birthday. The vigil will be led by Rev. Derrick Horton of Impact Church. The purpose of the vigil is to honor the life of Symoud Lewis, to offer comfort to his family, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. The experience of a vigil has been described as, “Show up, know nothing, expect healing.” For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
06/23/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday June 23, 2016. 12 – 1pm Shepherds House United Methodist Church – 107 N Driver Street, corner of E Main St. Fellowship Hall – entrance in back. ALL ARE WELCOME. No RSVP needed. Betsy Crites and Layfayette Perry Co-coordinators for End Hunger Durham will be talking about “Building a unified strategy for addressing hunger. What are the key elements and who are the major players?”. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com
06/19/16 STAND UP SABBATH cities across the state individual congregations
Time: 11:00am. Faith communities across North Carolina are encouraged to participate in the Stand Up Sabbath, June 17-19, 2016. Through prayer, song, liturgy, education or however your group would like to participate. For ideas and suggestions, go to www.ncchurches.org/gun-violence-prevention/ Or contact the North Carolina Council of Churches at 919-828-6501; info@ncchurches.org More information
06/11/16 Prayer Vigil for Javaun D. Graves Durham, NC Cornwallis Court Durham
Time: 1:00pm. Address: 706 Atlantic St.. Javaun Graves’ family invites you to attend a Prayer Vigil in his honor. The Rev Rob Womack, the Religious Coalition, Rev Allen Jones, Mosaic Church, Rev Nathaniel Fuller, Hope Church Intl, Rev Mark Middleton, Abundant Hope Christian Center, and Diane Jones, Parents of Murdered Children will speak. Family will offer concerns and reflections. All are welcome! The purpose of the Vigil is to honor the life of Javaun Graves, to offer comfort to his family and friends, and to bear witness to the peace among us. For more information contact Ruthy Jones www.nonviolentdurham. org or 919-698-9092
06/02/16 Vigil for Carrie Watkins Durham, NC East Durham Park
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 2500 E. Main St.. Carrie, affectionately known as “Nook” by her family and friends, was fatally shot on July 18, 2008. She was born on May 28, 1985. Carrie is remembered for her love of family and music, and her uncommon ability to make everyone laugh. The vigil will be led by Rev Tammy Rodman, The purpose of the Vigil is to honor Carrie with our presence and prayers, to celebrate her life with her family and friends and to affirm our common bond. All are welcome. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.”
06/02/16 Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Durham, NC Wear Orange Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 427 W Main St.. June 2–Please join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for a Wear Orange event on the lawn at Bull McCabe’s on National Gun Violence Awareness Day–Thursday, June 2 beginning at 6pm. There will be pop-up style singing, games and information about how you can get involved to end gun violence in our communities. Wear something orange, bring your family and come out and meet our Triangle teams. We look forward to seeing you! For more information, contact Kaaren Haldeman kmhdurham@gmail.com and visit wearorange.org
05/28/16 Vigil for La’vante Trevon Biggs Durham, NC East Durham Park
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 2500 E. Main St.. VIGIL for La’vante Trevon Biggs Saturday May 28, 2016 6:30 pm East Durham Park Parking on Gary which runs along one side of the Park by the playground. La’vante was fatally shot on September 5, 2015. He was 21 years old. His family and friends are gathering on his birthday. He is remembered with great love and affection for his clown-like antics, his laugh and how he never gave up no matter what stood in his way. The vigil will be led by Rev. Keith Daniel and Rob Womack. All are welcome. The purpose of the vigil is to honor the life of La’vante Biggs, to offer comfort to his family, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. The experience of a vigil has been described as, “Show up, know nothing, expect healing.” For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
05/26/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday May 26, 2016. 12 – 1pm Shepherds House United Methodist Church – 107 N Driver Street, corner of E Main St. Fellowship Hall – entrance in back. ALL ARE WELCOME. No RSVP needed. Lillie Armstrong and Jessica Tufte, recent UNC MPH graduates, will present how to use available State violent death data in shaping local efforts to prevent violence. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com
05/24/16 Durham Affordable Housing Strategies and Recommendations Durham, NC Holton Career & Resource Center
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 401 N. Driver St.. There will be a Public Meeting on May 24th from 6-8 PM at Holton Career and Resource Center’s Media Center 401 Driver St. on the 2nd Floor about the Enterprise Community Partners’ Durham Affordable Housing Strategies and Recommendations. For more information contact: Michael Pullum, Project Manager, 919-560-4570×22241
05/16/16 Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Durham, NC City Council Meeting
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 101 City Hall Plaza. THIS MONDAY, May 16 Mayor Bell and the Durham City Council will declare June 2, 2016 Gun Violence Awareness Day in Durham. Please join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Durham community members at the city council meeting, beginning at 7pm. The proclamation will be read at the beginning of the meeting. For more information, contact Kaaren Haldeman kmhdurham@gmail.com and visit wearorange.org
05/14/16 Vigil for Fred Edgerton Durham, NC Sherwood Park
Time: 3:30pm. Address: Tall Timber Dr.. Mr. Fred Edgerton’s family invites you to participate in a Vigil for him. A special part of Mr. Fred’s 1st Annual Community Day is the Vigil at 3:30 pm. Rev. Allen Jones of Mosaic will lead the Vigil. The purpose of the vigil is to honor the life of Fred Edgerton and to offer comfort to his family, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. The experience of a vigil has been described as, “Show up, know nothing, expect healing.” For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092
05/14/16 1st Annual “Mr. Fred’s” Community Day Durham, NC Sherwood Park
Time: 12:00pm. Address: Tall Timber Dr.. You are cordially invited for Empowerment, Food, Fun, & Fellowship as we remember “Mr. Fred” who gave so selflessly to so many. Guest Speaker: Dr Renee Johnson, Johnson Consulting Group. Special Presentation: Dowell Institute Theological Seminary. Fun for all! Face Painting, Floating Magic, & balloons courtesy of the “Wonder of Magic.” 12 pm to 5 pm For more info mrfredfoundation@gmail.com
04/28/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, April 28, 2016, NOON-1PM. 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main Street). Shepherds House United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall – entry at the back near the playground. Syretta Hill, Executive Director of StepUp Durham, will present their program which offers a 32-hour workshop that teaches the skills needed to find and sustain employment. The class is designed specifically for individuals facing barriers to finding employment. www.stepupdurham.org ALL ARE WELCOME. No RSVP needed. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com
04/25/16 How to Win at RE-Entry Durham, NC Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Ctr. Multipurpose Rm.
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-228-0997. Address: 326 E. Main St.. Next week is National Reentry Week. It is a time to highlight the efforts made by our neighbors who are returning from incarceration, and to talk about the barriers and challenges they face. As part of that week I would like to invite you to an event hosted by the Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center (CJRC). The Coalition is a long-time partner with the CJRC in reentry. Our Reconciliation and Reentry Ministry Coordinator, Drew Doll, will be co-moderating the event and one of our current Faith Team partners will be on the panel.  More Info: Drew Doll 919-228-0997 April 25, 2016 5 pm – 6:30 pm
04/10/16 Spencer Garrett Harrison Durham Beech Lake Apartments
Time: 2:00am. Address: 4800 University Dr. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Spencer Garrett Harrison will be held Sunday April 10 at 2pm. Beech Lake Apartments Gazebo (by the lake in the center of the complex) Rev. Alan Felton, Resurrection UMC, will preside. For more information please contact cambron.wright@duke.edu or Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092
04/02/16 1,000 People Prayer March and Resource Hub Durham City Hall Plaza
Time: 12:00pm. Box office: 919-491-6752. 1,000 People Prayer March and Resource Hub – Saturday, April 2, 2016, NOON. March Route: From downtown Durham at City Hall ending at the Durham County Court House. Leaders are Rev. Allen Jones of Mosiac Church (919-491-6752), Rodney Williams of Walk for Life (919-229-5093) and Rev. Derrick Horton of Impact Church. Please share this event with your congregation.
03/24/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, March 24, 2016, NOON-1PM. 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main Street). Shepherds House United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall – entry at the back near the playground. Representatives from REBOUND, Alternatives for Youth, will present their good work with Durham high school students who are on short term suspension from school. REBOUND is a local non-profit organization that uses a strengths based approach to mitigate the negative effects of suspension by providing a safe space where academic and personal supports help a student to return to school with strength and focus. Learn more at www.reboundnc.org. More information
02/27/16 Vigil for NICHOLAS BELL Durham 2508 Ashe Street
Time: 4:00pm. A vigil to honor the life of Nicholas Bell will be held this Saturday, February 27, 4:00PM, 2508 Ashe Street, Durham. Mr. Bell was found shot to death on January 3, 2016. He was 20 years old. The family of Nicholas Bell join us in requesting your presence. The vigil will be led by Rev. Dr. Tammy Rodman of The Garden Church. The purpose of the vigil is to honor the life of Nicholas Bell, to offer comfort to his family, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. The experience of a vigil has been described as, “Show up, know nothing, expect healing.” For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092.
02/25/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, February 25, 2016, NOON-1PM. 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main Street). Shepherds House United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall – entry at the back near the playground. Representatives from the FADE Coalition (Fostering Alternatives to Drug Enforcement) will discuss their priorities for Durham’s next police chief. Durham residents can give their input to the City through an online survey: in English at bit.ly/durhampolicechiefsearch and in Spanish at bit.ly/durhampolicechiefsearchspanish. City plans to make decision by early April. All are welcome. Lunch is free of charge and provided by CORE Catering. No RSVP needed. Please join us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Information? Contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092 or reply here.
02/18/16 24th Annual Vigil Against Violence Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. YOU ARE INVITED to the 24th Annual Vigil Against Violence to be held Thursday, Feb. 18, 7PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham NC. This year we will gather to honor and remember 48 victims taken from us by violence within Durham County in 2015. 40 victims of the 47 victims whose cause of death is known died from gunshot wounds – 85%. Reception to follow service. The 24th Annual Vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition, Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, and Durham Congregations In Action. Please join us in prayer and lament for the 45 lives taken from us by violence in Durham during 2015. We honor and remember: Mark Antwan Peaks – 30 yrs; Betty Rice Turner – 62 yrs; Trinity James Wilkins -38 yrs; Charles Ellis Hinnant – 63 yrs; Lensy Arnett Gill III – 23 yrs; Isabella McLucus – 3 mos; Walter Tracy Johnson – 54 yrs; Deah Shaddy Barakat – 23 yrs; Yusor M. Abu-Salha Barakat – 21 yrs; Razan Mohammed Abu-Salha – 19 yrs;Kevin Maurice Davis -30 yrs; Anthony Martin – 57 yrs; Jonathan McClain – 22 yrs; Tierra Hall – 17yrs; Thomas Docher Jr – 29 yrs; Karina Noel – 2 mos; Frederick Edgerton – 52 yr; Briseida Abarada – 2 wks; Javaun Graves – 20 yrs; Warren Grace – 34 yrs; William Evans – 65 yrs; Anthony Glenn – 37 yrs; Franklin Martinez – 26 yrs; Amer Mahmood – 48 yrs; Arthur Taylor – 37 yrs; Dymond Patrice Fowler – 19 yrs; Austin Barnes – 37 yrs; Lavante Biggs – 21 yrs; Gregory Little – 26 yrs; Antonio Elliott Jr. – 18 yrs; Dwight Grayer – 20 yrs; Erick Valencia-Diaz -17 yrs; Calista Lassiter – 3 yrs; Raluca Iosif – 40 yrs; Cheradi Lynch – 32 yrs; Kenneth Mitchell III – 19 yrs; Santonio Rochelle – 33 yrs; Ricardo Padilla – 25 yrs; Jermaine Bennett – 18 yrs; Paul Jones – 53 yrs; Sanna Manneh – 32 yrs; Shawn Cade-Oree – 29 yrs; Raiford Matthews Jr – 34 yrs; Jamel Small – 21 yrs; Mohamed Shoufar – 58 yrs; Jakeba Henry – 25 yrs; Brion Moore – 24 yrs; Roger Anderson – 54 yrs. God’s peace be with us.
02/13/16 VIGIL for RAIFORD MATTHEWS, Jr. Durham 1108 WEST CHAPEL HILL STREET
Time: 3:00pm. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Raiford Matthews, Jr. will be held Saturday, February 13, 3PM, 1108 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham. Mr. Matthews was fatally shot on December 7, 2015. He was 34 years old and an irreplaceable neighbor. The vigil will be led by Rev. Molly Brummett Wudel of Emmaus Way Church . All are welcome. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
02/11/16 Locked In Solidarity 2016 Durham Nehemiah Christian Center
Time: 6:00pm. Box office: 919-638-6062. Address: 514 N. Mangum St.. Locked in Solidarity: A Prayer Vigil in Response to Mass Incarceration — Thursday, February 11, at 6pm at Nehemiah Christian Center, 514 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701. The United States incarcerates 2.2 million people at a rate higher than any country in the world. This epidemic disproportionately impacts people of color, bringing more African American adults under correctional control than were enslaved in 1850. Meanwhile, each year, prison companies reach over three billion dollars in profits. A crisis like this calls Christians to lament, pray, and work to dismantle this system of correctional control. It calls Christians to support those who are currently and formerly incarcerated with our time, our resources, and our policies. Locked in Solidarity is an opportunity to gather with other Christians to pray and hear stories from those who have been directly impacted. As we come together we will seek ways to take action and be a witness to hope and restoration. For questions, contact Reynolds Chapman at reynoldschapman@gmail.com, 919-638-6062.
02/04/16 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-698-9092. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, February 4, for dinner, 6PM-7PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing, 7PM-8PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Just show up and expect healing. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering.
02/03/16 VIGIL for SHAWN CADE-OREE Durham 2200 Concord Street at corner Nelson St.
Time: 6:00pm. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Shawn Cade-Oree will be held Wednesday, February 3, 6PM, 2200 Concord Street, Corner of Nelson Street, Durham. Mr. Cade-Oree was fatally shot on December 1, 2015. He was 29 years old. Shawn is remembered for his incomparable love, friendship, faith and generosity. The vigil will be led by Rev. Brian Irving of Northside Baptist Church, Rev. Keith Daniels of Step Up Ministries, and Rev. Rob Womack of Watts Street Baptist Church. All are welcome. For more information please contact Ruthy Jones at 919-698-9092 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
02/01/16 Vigil for Alfredo Jobel Durham Corner of Liberty St. & Park Street
Time: 6:00pm. The family of Alfredo Jobel requests our attendance at a vigil Monday, Feb 1st, 6PM, at corner of Liberty and Park Streets, Durham. Two years ago Alfredo was fatally shot near this intersection. He was 28 years old. The purpose of the vigil is to honor his life and to seek help in finding the person(s) responsible for his death. Prayers will be offered by Rev. Allen Jones and Ruthy Jones of the Religious Coalition.
01/30/16 God Belongs In My City PRAYER WALK Durham, NC Durham Police Dept Headquarters
Time: 10:00am. Box office: 919-599-9617. Address: corner of West Chapel Hill Street and Duke Street. GOD BELONGS IN MY CITY PRAYER WALK presented by ONE LOVE MINISTRIES. Please join us on Saturday, Jan 30th, 10am, at the Durham Police Dept Headquarters, 505 W. Chapel Hill ST., to walk the City in prayer and unity. For more information contact Joanne Woodard at 301-221-0890 or Julius Hicks at 919-599-9617. Email is GBIMCDurham@gmail.com.
01/28/16 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, January 28, 2016, NOON-1PM. 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main Street). Shepherds House United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall – entry at the back near the playground. Minister Annette Love will facilitate a discussion on faith without boundaries in response to the 45 lives taken from us by violence in Durham during 2015. All are welcome. Lunch is free of charge and provided by CORE Catering. No RSVP needed. Please join us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113 or reply here.
01/19/16 S.T.A.N.D. – Step Up and Take Action for a New Durham Durham VFW Post 2740
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 3707 Dearborn Drive. S.T.A.N.D. – Step Up and Take Action for a New Durham and Against Violence. The Durham Committee for the Affairs of Black People and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance invites all Youth and Adults to COME AND SPEAK OUT on issues and solutions to violence in our community. Tuesday, Jan 19, 6:30PM-8:00PM. VFW Post 2740, 3707 Dearborn Drive, Durham.
01/16/16 Candlelight Vigil for the Incarcerated Durham, NC Antioch Baptist Church
Time: 5:00pm. Address: Corner of Holloway and Guthrie Streets. Venue phone: (919) 688-8893 (church). Hope and Help Ministry’s “Faith Re-entry Roundtable” and Antioch Baptist Church are hosting a Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, January 16, at 5PM on the steps of Antioch Baptist Church. The purpose of the vigil is to support families of incarcerated people, uplift children of incarcerated parents and supply basic needs for our brothers and sisters.
01/14/16 Durham Comm & IMA Candlelight Vigil Against Violence Durham City Hall Plaza
Time: 5:30pm. A joint committee of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance requests your presence at a Candlelight Vigil Against the Violence in Durham on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 5:30pm at City Hall Plaza (street off N. Mangum in front of entrance to City Hall). The purpose of the Vigil is to promote unity, imagination, collaboration, prayer, and strength in the shared goal of reducing violence in Durham. Please join the Religious Coalition in support of this witness and of Durham’s growing partnerships for peace. Please note that this event does not replace the 24th Annual Vigil Against Violence to be held Thursday, Feb. 18, 7PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham NC. This year we will gather to honor and remember 2015’s 45 victims of fatal violence. Reception to follow service. The 24th Annual Vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition and Parents of Murdered Children.
01/07/16 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, Jan 7, for dinner, 6PM-7PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing, 7PM-8PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Just show up and expect healing. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
01/01/16 WAKE UP BULL CITY – prayer vigil for 2015 homicide victims Durham at Durham Bull statue- corner of Corcoran and Parrish Streets
Time: 3:00pm. “Wake Up Bull City” – Citywide Prayer for 2015 Murder Victims. Friday, January 1, 2016, 3PM-3:42PM, at the Durham Bull Statute. Pastor Nathaniel Fuller of Hope Church International will lead 42 minutes of prayer for our city. All pastors, churches and people of Durham are welcome.
12/13/15 Music and Merriment for 2nd Helpings for 2nd Chances! Durham 916 Lamond Street – corner of Greyson
Time: 5:00pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Emmaus Way is presenting “The Rebel Jesus: Beer, Music and Merriment” on December 13, 2015 at 5pm as an Advent benefit for The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. This benefit will raise funds for the coalition’s new Food Cart initiative, Second Helpings, and will be held at the corner of Lamond and Gregson. Local musicians, Skylar Gudasz (singer/songwriter), Jeff Crawford (Arbor Ridge Studios), Tim Carless (local impresario), Casey Toll (Mount Moriah, Spooky Woods), Christa Wells, Dan Hall (The Old Ceremony), Joe MacPhail, Daniel Fields (many, many bands), Sarah Busman (Fayetteville Symphony), Mark Williams and more, will come together to create a beautiful night composed of both festive and reflective music that challenges, moves, and inspires us this Advent season.
12/03/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: no charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Loved ones of homicide victims, We hope to see you all on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:00 for a meal and 7:00 for the Circle. This month you are encouraged to brainstorm some ideas of what near edge the Circle can engage our community in the matters that have concerned our hearts for some time. If you can come up with three, six or even ten ideas, write them on individual slips of paper or index cards and bring them with you. Try not to judge the worthiness of your ideas and eliminate them. Allow all of your ideas a chance to see the Light. Try to consider options that do not require the raising of money. We deeply appreciate the spirit you carry in this world. Marcia Owen, RCND Rob Womack, M.Div / LPC, robwomackcounseling.com, 919-682-6549
Vigil for Raluca Iosif
12/03/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, DECEMBER 3, 2015, NOON-1PM. 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main Street). Shepherds House United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall – entry at the back near the playground. Duke Public Policy Service Learning students will present their research on financial compensation to victims of gun violence. All are welcome. Lunch is free of charge and provided by CORE Catering. No RSVP needed. Please join us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113 or reply here.
11/28/15 Vigil for Ricardo DeJesus Uribe Padilla Durham 1902 Lakewood Avenue
Time: 4:00pm. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A vigil to honor the life of Ricardo DeJesus Uribe Padilla will be held this Saturday, November 28, 4:00PM, 1902 Lakewood Avenue, Durham. Mr. Padilla was fatally shot on November 8, 2015. He was 25 years old. His family and friends affectionately called him “Chewie.” He will be remembered for his strength, size, courage and loyalty. The vigil will be led by Rev. Chris Breslin and Joey Morningstar of Oak Church and James Todd of Church of the Holy Family. All are welcome. The purpose of the vigil is to honor the life of Ricardo Padilla, to offer comfort to his family, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. The experience of a vigil has been described as, “Show up, know nothing, expect healing.” For more information please contact Marcia Owen at 358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
11/14/15 The Capital Restorative Justice Project 13th Annual Gathering Durham, NC Blacknall Presbyterian Church
Time: 10:00am. Admission: free of charge. Address: 1092 Perry Street. Venue phone: 919-760-5430. The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 13th Annual Gathering — How Can Justice Heal: Restoring Humanity in the Wake of Murder Saturday, November 14th, 2015 10 AM – 3:30 PM Blacknall Presbyterian Church 1902 Perry Street Durham, NC 27705 Please join us for a powerful line-up of speakers from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore the way violence harms individuals and the community and how we can engage and work together to restore and uphold everyone’s humanity in the wake of murder. There will be an opportunity to participate in the restorative practice of Talking Circles, with dedicated Circles for family members of murder victims and for family members of those who have committed murder, or to attend a training workshop. Lunch will be provided. Event is free; A donation of $25 or more to help defray costs is encouraged for those who can afford to pay. For more information contact Leah Wilson-Hartgrove lwilsonhartgrove@gmail.com or (919) 452-1283 To register visit our website at: www.capitalrestorativejustice.org More information
11/11/15 Reception with Rev. Sam Wells to celebrate new book “A Nazareth Manifesto” 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-113. You are invited by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham to celebrate the release of “A Nazareth Manifesto” by the Revd. Dr. Sam Wells, Vicar, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London on November 11, 2015, 7:30pm-8:45pm, in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham. Dr. Wells, formerly Dean of Duke Chapel in Durham, will do a reading and take questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP needed.
10/28/15 Vigil for Raluca Iosif Durham Oval Park
Time: 6:30pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: corner of W. Club Blvd and Oakland Avenue. A vigil to honor the life of Raluca Iosif will be held this Wednesday, October 28, 6:30PM, in Oval Park, corner of W. Club Blvd and Oakland Avenue, Durham. Ms. Iosif was fatally shot at her home on on Oct 6, 2015. Raluca was 40 years old. She will be remembered especially for her happiness, keen intelligence, devotion to the health and well-being of all people, and delightful humor. The vigil will be led by Gordon Whitaker of Watts Street Baptist Church. All are welcome. The purpose of the vigil is to honor the life of Raluca Iosif, to offer comfort to her family who have journeyed here from Romania, to her colleagues, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. The experience of a vigil has been described as, “Show up, know nothing, expect healing.” For more information please contact Marcia Owen at 358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
10/24/15 BULL CITY CONNECTIONS with Jubilee House Durham Duke Memorial United Methodist Church
Time: 10:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-210-5093. Address: 504 W. Chapel Hill Street. BULL CITY CONNECTIONS is a chance for formerly incarcerated individuals to come and connect with one another and find engaging opportunities within the community. FREE & OPEN TO ALL – come connect to your community in a new way over stories, good food, creative art and community partners. Hosted by Jubilee Home is a faith based non-profit for young returning to Durham from prison. OCTOBER 24. 10AM-2PM. Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 Chapel Hill Street, Durham, 27701. Call David Crispell at 919-210-5093.
10/22/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, OCTOBER 22, 2015, NOON-1PM. 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main Street). Shepherds House United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall – entry at the back near the playground. Gary Cunha, Suicide Prevention Coordinator with Veterans Affairs, will provide instruction on how we may prevent injury and death with a public health approach. Public health information will also be provided by the NC Violent Death Reporting System. Violent death is preventable! All are welcome. Lunch is free of charge and provided by CORE Catering. No RSVP needed. Please join us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113 or reply here.
10/15/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, October 15, for dinner from 6PM-7PM, and Circle of Hope and Healing from 7PM-8PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall (enter in back of church near playground), 107 N. Driver Street at corner of East Main Street, Durham. Your attendance would be most appreciated as we discuss how to best care for one another in the midst of our grief, our trials, and continuing violence in our city and nation. We wish to bring the power of love to bear for the sake of justice. We hope you will join us for further discussion and discernment.
10/13/15 “Slouching Toward Tyranny” with Rev. Joseph B. Ingle Durham Resurrection United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Address: 4705 Old Chapel Hill Road. Join Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Rev. Joe Ingle for a book reading and signing of “Slouching Toward Tyranny- Mass Incarceration, Death Sentences and Racism.” A United Church of Christ minister, Rev. Ingle has had over 20 people taken by execution in the span of 12 years. Join us for discussion and fellowship Tuesday, Oct 13, 7PM, at Resurrection UMC. For more information please email Duke Divinity professor Douglas Campbell at dcampbell@div.duke.edu.
10/01/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, OCT 1, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM. A delicious dinner is provided by CORE Catering. We hope to see you for dinner and circle! No RSVP needed.
09/25/15 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS Durham, NC St. Philips Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-477-3177. Address: 403 East Main St.. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children invites you to National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims Ceremony, 6PM, at St. Philips Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 403 East Main St, Durham. Speaker will be N.C. Senator Mike Woodard. Please take time to remember those who have died by violence in America on this National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. For more information please contact Mina Hampton at 919-477-3177, or Diane Jones at 919-491-0821. More information
09/24/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, September 24, 2015, NOON-1PM. Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street at the corner of East Main Street Fellowship Hall — entry at the back near the playground. North Carolina Victims Assistance Network (NCVAN) executive director Elizabeth Watson, and board member Freida MacDonald, will discuss the resources available to victims of crime in NC. Founded in 1986, NCVAN is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information for crime victims across our state and advocates for their fair treatment. All are welcome. Lunch is by CORE Catering. No RSVP needed. Please join us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. RCND, P.O. Box 52303, Durham, 27717.
09/13/15 Forgiveness Day Durham Northside Baptist Church
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: no charge. Box office: 919-519-0452. Address: 1239 Berkeley Street. Venue phone: 919-519-0452. “Forgiveness Day,” September 13th, 2015, 4:00 PM, Northside Baptist Church, 1239 Berkeley St., Durham — Community members will come together to explore the power of forgiveness. It is our hope to use the spoken word, mime and praise dance, skits and musical selections to empower people to forgive themselves and others. We are very excited about this and prayerfully the residents in our city will help make this an annual event. For more information please contact Annette Love at 919-519-0452.
09/03/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, Sept 3, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. Please enter from back of church near playground. Dinner is provided by CORE Catering. We hope to see you for dinner and circle! No RSVP needed.
08/27/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, August 27, 2015, NOON-1PM. Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street at the corner of East Main Street Fellowship Hall — entry at the back near the playground. Scott Holmes will discuss how we may repair harm and avoid incarceration with restorative justice principles and practices. Scott Holmes is an attorney, assistant clinical professor of law and director of the civil litigation clinic at the North Carolina Central University School of Law, and adjunct professor of restorative justice in the Department of Justice and Policy Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro. All are welcome. Lunch is by CORE Catering. No RSVP needed. Please join us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com RCND, P.O. Box 52303, Durham, 27717.
08/22/15 Friendly Fridays Orientation Session Durham Durham Friends Meetinghouse
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 404 Alexander Avenue. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. For the past several years, a small group of volunteers has been visiting with the families of victims of violence in Durham on Fridays, bringing food generously donated by the folks at Core Catering. This has been a Spirit-filled and community-building ministry for many of us, and I’d like to encourage and welcome participation among all who may feel led to join us. Please join us for a Friendly Fridays Orientation Session on August 22 at 9am in the Historic Meetinghouse (404 Alexander Ave, Durham, NC 27705) for folks interested in participating who would like to learn more, as well as for those that have been delivering for a while—it would be great to share your stories and experiences! The Friendly Food Ministry is part of the Religious Coalition for a Non-Violent Durham which provides a link between volunteers and the families. From coordinator Jen Walker: One of the main reasons that I love this ministry is that while the food is helpful, it’s the visiting and listening that is so enriching. I’ve gotten to know several of the family members quite well, and through that, offer one outlet for them to talk about their child or sibling who is no longer with us in the flesh, but whose Spirit is felt so strongly in their absence. Please join us on August 22, 9AM, to learn more and to share our experiences. Continental Breakfast will be served! Email Jen Walker at jenit.walker@gmail.com so we can get a headcount. Seek peace and pursue it!
08/20/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, August 20, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. Please enter from back of church near playground. Dinner is provided by CORE Catering. We hope to see you for dinner and circle!
08/06/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, August 6, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. Please enter from back of church near playground. Dinner is provided by CORE Catering. I hope to see you for dinner and circle!
07/30/15 Prayer Vigil for Amer Mahmood Durham Joy Mart
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 2109 N. Roxboro Street. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Amer Mahmood will be held Thursday , July 30th, 7:30PM, in the parking lot of the JOY MART, 2109 N. Roxboro Street (one block south of Club Boulevard). Mr. Mahmood was fatally shot while working at the Joy Mart on July 4, 2015. He was 48 years old, a good man, and a devoted father, husband, and friend. A GoFundMe account has been established to help with funeral expenses. It is at http://www.gofundme.com/foramerskids. The vigil will be led by Rabbi Larry Bach of Judea Reform Congregation, Abdul Waheed of Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center, and Rev. Bruce Puckett of Duke University Chapel. All are welcome! The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor the life of Amer Mahmood, to offer comfort to his family, colleagues, friends, and neighbors, and to bear witness to the peace among us. A neighbor described her experience of a vigil as, “Show up, know nothing, expect healing.” For more information please contact Marcia Owen at 358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
07/23/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, July 23, 2015, NOON-1PM. Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street at the corner of East Main Street Fellowship Hall — entry at the back near the playground. Durham City Councilman Eddie Davis will present recent US Dept. of Justice analysis of Durham’s violent crime and police-community relations, and will lead discussion on recommendations. DOJ reports that during 2009-2012 Durham’s homicide rate for black males age 15 to 34 was about eight times the national rate. Read executive summary at http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cmo/Documents/ojd_diagnostic_analysis.pdf. All are welcome. Lunch is by CORE Catering. No RSVP needed. Please join us to “Seek peace and pursue it.” Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com RCND, P.O. Box 52303, Durham, 27717
07/16/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, JUKY 16, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. Please enter from back of church near playground. Dinner is provided by CORE Catering. I hope to see you for dinner and circle!
07/02/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, JULY 2, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. Please enter from back of church near playground. Dinner is provided by CORE Catering. I hope to see you for dinner and circle!
06/25/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: No Charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the monthly COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE, Thursday, June 25, 12-1PM. Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street at the corner of East Main Street Fellowship Hall — entry at the back near the playground. Lunch is provided by CORE Catering. All are welcome. Last year 680 Durham residents returned home from NC state prisons. Unemployment is a crucial reason for the 50% recidivism rate. Drew Doll, coordinator with the Reconciliation and Reentry Ministry, will present a promising idea, “Second Helpings,” that will employ formerly incarcerated neighbors at a Durham living wage and will bring hope to our community. “Seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:13 Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com RCND, P.O. Box 52303, Durham, 27717
06/24/15 Vigil for Carrie Watkins Durham East Durham Park Shelter
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: No Charge. Address: Corner of East Main & Gary Streets. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham invites you to a Prayer Vigil celebrating the life of Carrie Denise Watkins to be held on Wednesday, June 24, at 6PM, at East Durham Park Shelter, on the corner of East Main Street and Gary Street, across the street from Y.E. Smith Elementary School in Durham. Carrie, affectionately known as “Nook” by her family and friends, was fatally shot on July 18, 2008. She was born on May 28, 1985. Carrie is remembered for her love of family and music, and her uncommon ability to make everyone laugh. The vigil will be led by Ruthy Jones. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Carrie with our presence and prayers, to celebrate her life with her family and friends and to affirm our common bond. All are welcome. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.”
06/19/15 Prayer Service for Victims in Charleston, SC Durham, NC St. Joseph’s AME Church
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 2521 Fayetteville Rd.. Venue phone: 919-683-1379.
06/19/15 Prayer Service for Victims in Charleston, SC Durham, NC St. Joseph’s AME Church
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 2521 Fayetteville Rd.. Venue phone: 919-683-1379. As we grieve the violence of yesterday’s race-based-hate shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, St. Joseph’s AME Church (2521 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27707) invites us as their neighbors to join in their prayer service tomorrow evening, Friday, June 19, at 7:30 pm. You are welcome to join them in prayer for healing and peace, as we mourn the shared loss to violence. Please call the church office at 919-683-1379 for more information.
05/28/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at the Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, May 28, 2015, NOON to 1PM, Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – enter in back near playground. We will discuss current NC legislation that seeks to eliminate gun regulations and to encourage the presence of guns in our community. Beth Messersmith of MomsRising and Beck Ceartas of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence will present current bills and their impaction our safety. Legislation aims to prevent doctors from engaging in firearm injury prevention, to eliminate background checks on private gun sales, to allow people who have been convicted of stalking over 3 years ago to get a concealed carry permit, to reduce the penalty for carrying a concealed weapon on private property from a misdemeanor to an infraction, and to make it harder to post gun-free signs at private businesses. Lunch is provided by CORE Catering. All are welcome. No RVSP is needed. For more information, please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113.
05/21/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, MAY 21, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. Please enter from back of church near playground. Dinner is provided by CORE Catering. I hope to see you for dinner and circle!
05/07/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 358 1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, MAY 7, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Enter in back near playground. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. Please enter from back of church near playground. Dinner is provided by CORE Catering. I hope to see you for dinner and circle!
04/23/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 358 1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at the Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, April 23, 2015, NOON to 1PM, Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – enter in back near playground. Investigators from the Special Victims Unit of the Durham Police Department will present the “Start By Believing” campaign for victims of sexual violence. “Start by Believing” expands our response to victims’ needs, addresses the need for change in societal attitudes toward sexual assault, and shows how community leaders can lead the way toward change. Lunch is provided by CORE Catering. All are welcome. No RVSP is needed. For more information, please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113.
04/16/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, April 16, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
04/04/15 VIGIL FOR TIERRA HALL Durham Vintage Church
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 4310 Garrett Road. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Tierra Hall will be held this Saturday, April 4, 5PM, at Vintage Church, 4310 Garrett Road, Durham. Ms. Hall was found dead of head injuries on March 28, 2015. She was a 17 year-old student at Jordan High School who was “bubbly, free-spirited, and generous.” Rev. Rob Womack of Watts Street Baptist Church and the Religious Coalition’s Circles of Hope and Healing will lead the vigil. All are welcome. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Tierra with our presence and prayers, to mourn with her family, friends and neighbors, and to affirm our common bond. The family of Tierra Hall and the Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children join the coalition in requesting your presence at Saturday’s vigil. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113.
04/02/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, April 2, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
03/26/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 358 1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at the Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, March 26, 2015, NOON to 1PM, Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – enter in back near playground. Presentation and roundtable will be on “The Furniture Project of Durham.” Immaculate Conception Church invites our participation in this ministry that provides gently used, donated furniture free of charge to individuals & families whom either are moving from homelessness to housing, or have suffered catastrophic loss of furniture. Over 85 households served last year! Lunch is provided by CORE Catering. All are welcome. No RVSP is needed. For more information, please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113
03/19/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. It is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
03/12/15 23rd ANNUAL VIGIL AGAINST VIOLENCE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us in the sanctuary of Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, to honor and remember the 25 lives lost to violence in Durham in 2014 and throughout the years. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Annual Vigil is co-sponsored by The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and the Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. ALL ARE WELCOME! For more information please contact Marcia at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113.
03/05/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. It is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
02/26/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. IF Durham Public Schools are closed Thursday, Feb 26, THEN this event is cancelled. Please be our guest at the Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, February 26, 2015, NOON to 1PM. Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – enter in back near playground. Presentation and roundtable will be on “The Furniture Project of Durham.” Immaculate Conception Church invites our participation in a ministry that provides gently used, donated furniture free of charge to individuals & families whom either are moving from homelessness to housing, or have suffered catastrophic loss of furniture. Over 85 households served last year! Lunch is provided by CORE Catering. All are welcome. No RVSP is needed. For more information, please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113
02/05/15 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE OF CHARGE. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. It is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
01/22/15 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at the Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, January 22, 2015, NOON to 1PM. Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – enter in back near playground. Presentation and roundtable will be on REAL Durham (Relationships Equipping Allies and Leaders), a program that is “developing intentional relationships across the lines of privilege and poverty.” The initial focus area for REAL is East Durham which has a 63% child poverty rate. Lunch is provided by CORE Catering. All are welcome. No RVSP is needed. For more information, please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113
01/17/15 CoSA (Circles of Support and Accountability) Orientation Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919.228.0997. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. You are invited to learn more about Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) this Saturday, January 17, 2015 , 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver St., Durham, NC 27703. The mission of Durham CoSA is to substantially reduce the risk of future sexual victimization of community members by assisting and supporting former inmates in their task of integrating with the community and leading responsible, productive and accountable lives. This session will give you an introduction to CoSA, with presentations by Dr. Keith Hersh and Drew Doll. Attending this training requires no further commitment on anyone’s part. This is an opportunity to learn more about what CoSA is and does, and the population with whom we are walking. A light breakfast is provided. For more information please contact our Coordinator, Drew Doll at 919.228.0997 or Drew.Doll@DurhamCoSA.org.
12/18/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. It is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
12/11/14 Sandy Hook Anniversary Vigil Durham Judea Reform Congregation
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-403-7665. Address: 1933 Cornwallis Road. Venue phone: 919-403-7665. According to recent statistics, there have been at least 91 school shootings, including assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings, since the tragic assault at a Newtown, CT elementary school where 20 children and 6 adults were killed. That’s nearly one school shooting per week. North Carolinians Against Gun Violence is hosting a candlelit vigil on December 11th at 7 pm to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting as well as the 60,000 American victims of gun violence since December, 2012 . What: Candlelight vigil When: December 11th 7pm Where: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27705. I hope you will join us on December 11th. Becky Ceartas, executive director of NCGV http://www.ncgv.org/
12/04/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, December 4, 2014, NOON to 1PM. Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – entrance in back. Luncheon will be an open discussion of how we are responding to violence in Durham. Please bring your reflections and opportunities for service and justice. All are welcome. Lunch is provided by Core Catering. No RSVP needed. Peace is with us!
11/15/14 The Capital Restorative Justice Project 12th Annual Gathering Chapel Hill United Church of Chapel Hill
Time: 11:00am. Address: 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.. Venue phone: (919) 452-1283. The Capital Restorative Justice Project presents our 12th Annual Gathering… Long Time Coming: How the Death Penalty Wears Us All Down Saturday, November 15th, 2014 11 AM – 2:30 PM* United Church of Chapel Hill 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 *with optional talking circles from 2:30 PM – 4 PM – one for families who have had a loved one murdered, one for families who have a loved one sentenced to death or executed, and one for all others harmed by murder and executions. Please join us for our annual gathering to continue building a restorative justice community in North Carolina. This year we will hear from family members who have had a loved one murdered or executed, from community activists, and from our keynote speaker, Jennie Lancaster, retired Chief Deputy Secretary of the NC Division of Adult Corrections, about the human cost of a retributive justice system that wears us all down and erodes justice in our community. Lunch will be provided. Suggested donation of $25 to provide mileage reimbursement for family members and to make future gatherings possible. For more information contact Leah Wilson-Hartgrove leah@capitalrestorativejustice.org or (919) 452-1283 To register visit our website at: www.capitalrestorativejustice.org
11/08/14 NCCU Homecoming Parade Durham WG Pearson Elementary School
Time: 8:30am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 336 405-8675. Address: 3501 Fayetteville Rd. Venue phone: 336 405-8675. Please join the NCCU Homecoming Parade, Saturday, Nov. 8, with the Religious Coalition, Moms Demand Action, Parents of Murdered Children and North Carolinians Against Gun Violence. We will gather between 8am-9am at WG Pearson Elementary School, 3501 Fayetteville Rd, Durham 27707. We are currently at #41 in parade position. The distance to walk is approx. 2 miles. Parking at end of route at Mary Townes Parking lot on NCCU campus. We will have Moms Demand Action t-shirts for you. Please call KAAREN HALDEMAN, NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER LEADER of MOMS DEMAND ACTION at 336 405-8675. Or contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113.
11/06/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. It is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
10/23/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, October 23, 2014, NOON to 1PM. Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – entrance in back. Luncheon will feature representatives Kitora Mason and Rodney Williams of Walk for Life, a neighborhood initiative to engage community members in stopping the violence in Durham. Also, Candace Carraway of Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Justice Council will be speaking about their Butner visitation project and the Task Force to Abolish the Death Penalty. A delicious Lunch catered by CORE Catering is provided. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.
10/20/14 Duke Chapel Bridge Panel on “Responding to Violence with Justice and Mercy” Durham Duke University Chapel
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 401 Chapel Drive. Venue phone: 919 560-4438 ext 29230. Duke Chapel will host a public conversation on community responses to violence at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20. The event will be in the main sanctuary and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Bryan Center parking garage. The conversation, “Responding to Violence with Justice and Mercy,” is part of the Chapel’s Bridge Panels series that seeks to connect people from various walks of life to discuss issues of shared concern. The panelists include: The Rev. Melvin Bullock, retired chaplain of Polk Correctional Institution; the Honorable Marcia H. Morey, chief district court judge of Durham’s 14th Judicial District; Professor Simon Partner from Duke’s history department; and Joslin Simms, mother of homicide victim Ray Simms and member of Parents of Murdered Children and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. The Rev. Luke Powery, dean of the chapel, will moderate the discussion. The event will be live webcast on the chapel’s website. The discussion is being organized in partnership with the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham.
10/18/14 VIGIL for DEMARIO LUCAS Durham 1308 West Club Boulevard – Walltown Park
Time: 6:30pm. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Please join us for a Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Demario Lucas, Saturday, October 18, 6:30PM, at Walltown Park, 1308 West Club Boulevard, Durham, 27705. Demario Lucas was 23 years old when he was fatally shot on October 20, 2013. An 18 year-old has been charged with his death. The family of Demario Lucas join the Religious Coalition in requesting your presence on October 18. The vigil will be led by Rev. Mel Williams, retired senior pastor of Watts Street Baptist Church. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Demario Lucas and his family with our presence and prayers, to celebrate his life, and to affirm our common bond. All faiths and ages welcome. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.”
10/16/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. It is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
09/25/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, August 28, 2014, NOON to 1PM. Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – entrance in back. Luncheon will feature representatives of the Religious Coalition’s Reconciliation and Reentry Ministry, Vigil Ministry, Circles of Hope and Healing, and Friendly Friday Ministry. Delicious Lunch catered by CORE Catering is provided. All are welcome. No RSVP needed.
09/19/14 VIGIL for Nigel Byron Scarlett Durham 2809 Crest Street
Time: 7:00pm. Address: entrance to Crestview Apartments. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Nigel Scarlett to be held September 19, 7PM, at 2809 Crest Street, Durham. Mr. Scarlett was fatally shot on December 5, 2011, at the entrance to Crestview Apartments. Rob Womack of Watts Street Baptist Church will lead the vigil. The family of Nigel Scarlett joins the coalition in requesting your presence at the vigil to remember and celebrate the 28th anniversary of his birth. All are welcome.
09/18/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. It is a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
08/28/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 358 1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, August 28, 2014, NOON to 1PM. Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – entrance in back. Delicious Lunch catered by CORE Catering is provided. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Luncheon will feature The Sanctuary Outreach Ministry with women who have survived sexual abuse to achieve healing with God’s guidance. Rev. Dr. Tammy Rodman, ministry director, will present. Contact Marcia Owen for more information.
08/21/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
08/14/14 VIGIL for Jerron McGirt and Jessica Liriano Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:30pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. A Prayer Vigil to honor the lives of Jerron McGirt and Jessica Liriano to be held August 14, 6:30PM, on the lawn of Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main Street. Jerron McGirt, 34 yrs old, and Jessica Liriano, 33 yrs old, were fatally shot on Dec 16 at their home on Cheek Road. Jessica’s former boyfriend has been charged. Rabbi Darryl Crystal of Judea Reform Congregation will lead the vigil. The family of Jerron McGirt join the coalition in requesting your presence on Aug 14 – Jerron’s 35th birthday.
08/01/14 The Power of Forgiveness Gospel Event Durham Northside Baptist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-519-0452. Address: 1239 Berkeley Street. Venue phone: 919-519-0452. Faith Based Service Network presents “The Power of Forgiveness Gospel Event” featuring gospel recording artist Artie Parks and others. The event will be held at Northside Baptist Church, 1239 Berkely Street, Durham, on Friday, August 1. Doors open at 6PM; event starts at 7PM. The event is free but donations will be accepted. Please contact Minister Annette Love at 919-519-0452 or aclove@aol.com for more information.
07/24/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for a discussion about Durham’s “Strong Fathers” program with Katie Bauman of the Center for Child and Family Health. “Strong Fathers” is for men referred by child welfare and with a history of domestic violence. The program integrates parenting education with awareness of the impact of domestic violence on children and their mothers. Fathers learn to relate in safe and caring ways to their children, partners, and other family members. Lunch is provided. All are welcome!
07/17/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: no charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
07/03/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
06/26/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-225-0012. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for discussion about community development with Rev. Keith Daniel of Durham Cares. Durham Cares is a faith-based organization that connects neighbors and good works. Rev. Daniel will also bring news of upcoming Christian Community Development Association 2014 National Conference in Raleigh and Durham, Sept. 24-27. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. More information — contact Judi Vos at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com
06/19/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 682 6549. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, June 19, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
06/16/14 City-wide VIGIL for NC homicide victims Durham Corcoran and Parrish Streets Public Square
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-491-6752. Address: Downtown/next to SunTrust Building. Venue phone: 919 403 9425 ext 225. Please join the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham for a city-wide Vigil to honor North Carolina homicide victims on Monday, June 16, 5:00PM-5:30PM, at “The Bull” CCB plaza, corner of East Chapel Hill Street and Corcoran Street. The Vigil is sponsored by The Funeral and Morticians Association of North Carolina. Prior to the vigil a procession of 25 hearses will travel throughout the city to bear witness to the suffering of fatal violence. The Vigil and Hearse Procession are the initial events of The Funeral and Morticians Association of North Carolina’s 2014 Annual Conference to be held June 16-19, at the Durham Convention Center. Durham citizens are encouraged to join funeral directors from across the state in prayer and presence for victims of homicide. For more information please contact Rev. Allen Jones at 919-491-6752 or jonesallen561@yahoo.com.
06/08/14 Concert by St. Martin-in-the-Fields Choir with message by Vicar Sam Wells Durham Lyon Park Community Center
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: no charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 1313 Halley Street. The Choir of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London, in concert Sunday, June 8, 3PM, in Lyon Park Community Center, 1313 Halley St, Durham, NC. The Rev. Dr. Samuel Wells, vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and former dean of Duke University Chapel, will offer a reflection. Included in afternoon will be songs of hope and faith by Antioch Baptist Church Choir and “The Ready Singers” of Orange Correctional Center. Reception with choir and speaker will follow concert at 4 PM.
06/05/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, June 5, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. We hope this will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything.
05/27/14 Vigil for Carrie Watkins Durham East Durham Park Shelter
Time: 6:00pm. Address: Corner of East Main & Gary Streets. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham invites you to a Prayer Vigil celebrating the life of Carrie Watkins to be held this Tuesday, May 27, 6 PM, at East Durham Park Shelter, on corner of East Main Street and Gary Street, across the street from Y.E. Smith Elementary School, Durham, NC. Ms. Watkins was fatally shot on July 18, 2008. She was born on May 28, 1985. Carrie is remembered for her love of family and music, and her uncommon ability to make everyone laugh. The vigil will be led by Ruthy Jones with music by Rev. Allen Jones and Antioch Baptist Church singers. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Carrie Watkins with our presence and prayers, to celebrate her life with her family and friends, and to affirm our common bond. All faiths and ages welcome. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.”
05/22/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Please join us to discuss Durham’s new “Durham County Misdemeanor Diversion Program for 16-17 year olds” with Chief District Court Judge Marcia Morey. “Last year in Durham more than 550 16- and 17-year-olds were smacked with their first criminal citations or arrests for minor, misdemeanor offenses like shoplifting, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, marijuana, and trespass,” reports Judge Morey. I hope you’ll join us Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12PM – 1PM, Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St., Fellowship Hall – entrance in back near playground. Great lunch is provided by Core Catering. All are welcome. “Seek peace and pursue it.”
05/19/14 Vigil for ANTONIO DIXON Durham 1305 Spaudling Street – corner of Linwood Ave
Time: 6:00pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham invites you to a Prayer Vigil honoring the life of Antonio Dixon to be held this Monday, May 19, 6 PM, at 1305 Spaudling St, on corner of Linwood Ave, back of Lincoln Community Health Center. Mr. Dixon was fatally shot on January 14, 2014. He was 33 years old and is remembered for his compassion, poetry, and generosity. The vigil will be led by Rev. Bruce Puckett of Duke Chapel. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Antonio Dixon with our presence and prayers, to mourn with his family, friends and neighbors, and to affirm our common bond. All faiths and ages welcome. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.”
05/14/14 Vigil for CAROLYN HEMINGWAY Durham 3421 GLASSON ST.
Time: 6:00pm. Address: Off Morreene Road. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham invites you to a Prayer Vigil honoring the life Carolyn Hemingway to be held on Wednesday, May 14, 6 PM, at 3421 Glasson St (off Morreene Rd), Durham. Ms. Hathaway was fatally stabbed on February 26, 2014. She was 62 years old and is remembered by family and friends for her generous, selfless care for others. The vigil will be led by Rev. Joe Hensley of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham.  The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Carolyn Hemingway with our presence and prayers, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, and to affirm the peace with us.  All faiths and ages welcome. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.”
05/01/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circle of Hope and Healing is for loved ones of homicide victims. The Circle is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Just show up and expect healing. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
04/24/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Thursday, April 24, 12PM- 1PM. Shepherds House United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – entrance in back near playground. Please join us to discuss repairing the harm of violence with candidates for District Attorney Brian Aus and Mitchell Garrell. Previous luncheon speakers have emphasized the critical role the District Attorney’s Office has in promoting mediation, victim advocacy, and court diversion for our youth. Great lunch from Core Catering is provided. All are welcome.
04/17/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circle of Hope and Healing is for loved ones of homicide victims. The Circle is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Just show up and expect healing. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
04/06/14 National Crime Victims Week SILENT VICTIMS Banquet Durham Center for Hope, Durham Rescue Mission
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-560-4404 ext 29291. Address: 1201 East Main Street. In celebration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week the Victim Services Unit, of the Durham Police Department, will host a banquet in commemoration of the lives lost to, and impacted by, violent crime. This event is also a celebration of area advocates dedicated to championing the rights of crime victims. Our guest speaker this year is Durham Chief Assistant District Attorney Roger A. Echols, Jr.
04/03/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circle of Hope and Healing is for loved ones of homicide victims. The Circle is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Just show up and expect healing. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
04/01/14 PROJECT TURN Evening of Readings from students inside and outside prison Durham Beyu Cafe
Time: 5:30pm. Address: 335 W Main St. This Spring semester marks Project TURN’s fifth birthday! Come celebrate with us on the evening of April 1 at Beyú Caffe in Durham from 5:30-7:30pm. We will be inviting alumni and past instructors to share experiences and creations from former classes. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to take a class with Project TURN in prison, you do not want to miss out! Additionally, we at Project TURN would also like to say THANK YOU to all of you who have supported TURN over the past five years. Without your help and dedication, we would never have made it this far. Thanks to you, we have now taught 22 courses, reaching hundreds of students from prison, Duke and beyond.
03/27/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable. Please join us to discuss repairing the harm of violence with Chief Assistant District Attorney Roger Echols, Jr. Mr. Echols is a candidate for Durham District Attorney. Previous speakers have emphasized the critical role DA’s Office has in promoting mediation, victim advocacy, and court diversion for children. I hope you’ll join us Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12PM – 1PM, Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St., Fellowship Hall – entrance in back near playground. Great lunch is provided by Core Catering. All are welcome. “Seek peace and pursue it.”
03/22/14 Memorial Service for Kourtney Dawson Durham, NC Antioch Baptist Church
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: Corner of Holloway and Guthrie Streets. Venue phone: (919) 688-8893 (church). Last month Kourtney Dawson was fatally shot at the intersection of Holloway and Guthrie Streets. She was 25 years old. Her family, Antioch Baptist Church, Bull City Outreach Ministries, and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham invite you to a Community Memorial Service honoring the life of Kourtney Krista Dawson this Saturday, March 22, at 11AM in the sanctuary of Antioch Baptist Church, 1415 Holloway St, Durham, NC 27703. Pastor Terry Shuff of Bull City Outreach Ministries and Minister Allen Jones of Antioch Baptist Church will lead the memorial service. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
03/20/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us Thursday, March 20, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circle of Hope and Healing is for loved ones of homicide victims. The Circle is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Just show up and expect healing. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
03/04/14 22nd Annual Vigil for Durham Homicide Victims Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. “Out of the depths of fear, O God, we speak. Breaking the silences, the searing truths we seek. Safe among friends, our grief and rage we share. Here in this community, hold us in your care.” Annual Vigil for Durham Homicide Victims Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7PM-8:30Pm Service & Reception Shepherds House Church, 107 N. Driver St, Durham, NC Please join us for a city-wide vigil to honor our 31 neighbors whose lives were taken by violence in 2013 and all victims of fatal violence. Your presence offers hope for our city. Reception will be held immediately following vigil. Peace is with us. 2013 Durham City and County Homicide Victims Name (age) Kinta Lamont Newman (33) Lashaun Lamont Hunt (18) Brian Christopher Keys (24) Aubrey Parrish (29) JeJuan Jonteil Taylor, Jr. (19) Maurice Frank Streeter (27) Kelvin Ramon Leathers (41) Deandre Montez Oliver (21) Millicent Lavon Blair-Arnett (40) Jermaine Andre McDonald (37) Michael D Lee (25) Ronald Anthony Leathers (32) Takoreio Jaquan Jackson (19) Dion Omari Williams (17) Maurice Arnold (49) Travis Knight (41) Ella Davis (58) Jose Adan Cruz Ocampo (33) April Denise Mitchell (49) Lorenzo Puebla Hernandez (47) Demario Lucas (23) Jonathan Tyrick Moore (19) Jevontez Massey (22) Maxine Burns (50) Quaysean Tymeek Malachi (20) Patrick Daniel Holmes (24) Saul Botello Abrimz (31) Jessica Liriano (33) Jerron McGirt (34) Desmond Ramario Williams (28) ——
02/27/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the Community Luncheon Roundtable   Thursday, February 27, 2014 12 – 1PM Shepherds House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. Fellowship Hall – entrance in back near playground. Please join us to discuss repairing the harm of violence in Durham with Scott Holmes, Quaker, NCCU Clinical Professor of Law, Professor of Restorative Justice, and Durham Trial Lawyer. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. Seek peace and pursue it. For more information, please contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
02/20/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, Feb 20, for dinner at 6PM and a Circle of Hope and Healing at 7PM, at Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. Circle of Hope and Healing is for loved ones of homicide victims. The Circle is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A trained counselor will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Just show up and expect healing. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month, 6PM-8PM, Shepherds House Church fellowship hall, 107 N. Driver Street, Durham, 27703. A delicious dinner is served by CORE Catering. Circles of Hope and Healing is a gift from Duke Employees’ “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Community Care Fund. There is no charge for anything. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
02/06/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding of traumatic grief. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church (enter in back) from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
02/06/14 SPECIAL COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for lunch and continue the conversation about responding to the violence in Durham. During our Jan 23 Luncheon guests established the values that will form the foundation of our efforts. They are many and include respect, hope, equality, compassion, listening, justice, presence, perseverance, and unity. Held by our values we invite you to envision ways we may respond to violence against our city as well as violence against our neighbor. All are welcome. Lunch is provided at no charge. Seek peace and pursue it! Contact is Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
02/04/14 Vigil for QUAYSEAN MALACHI Durham Lyon Park
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 1200 W. Lakewood Avenue. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. You are invited to a Prayer Vigil honoring the life QUAYSEAN MALACHI to be held on Feb. 4, Tuesday, 6 PM, at Lyon Park, 1200 W. Lakewood Avenue, Durham. Mr. Malachi was fatally shot on November 23, 2013. He was 20 years old and from Greensboro. The vigil will be led by James Todd, a member of Church of the Holy Family and the Reverend Allen Jones of Antioch Baptist Church. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Quaysean Malachi with our presence and prayers, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, and to affirm the peace with us. All faiths and ages welcome. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.” Peace is with us. Marcia Owen, 919-358-1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
01/26/14 BULL CITY SURVIVOR, meet the authors Durham, NC Durham County Main Library Auditorium
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 358 1113. Address: 300 N. Roxboro Street. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Meet the Author: Dr. Simon Partner BULL CITY SURVIVOR Main Library 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham Sunday, January 26, 2014 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Join Dr. Simon Partner, professor of history at Duke University, for a discussion of his book Bull City Survivor: Standing Up to a Hard Life of a Southern City. The book is co-written with Emma Johnston (a pseudonym), whose son was one of the 25 to 30 people (many of them African American young men) who fall victim to gun violence each year in Durham. A book signing will follow the reading. This program is co-sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham.
01/23/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for lunch, a review of 2013 and an open discussion of peacemaking in Durham. THURSDAY, January 23, NOON-1PM, Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall (enter in back), 107 N. Driver Street (corner of E. Main St), Durham. ALL ARE WELCOME. LUNCH IS PROVIDED. Contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113.
01/19/14 Prayer Vigil for Jesus Huerta Durham Immaculate Conception Catholic Church sanctuary
Time: 6:45pm. Admission: all are welcome.. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 810 West Chapel Hill Street. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Jesus Huerta will be held on January 19, 2014, 6:45 PM, in the main sanctuary of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 West Chapel Hill Street. Durham, NC 27701. Mr. Huerta died from a gunshot wound in the backseat of a Durham Police patrol car on November 19, 2013. He was 17 years old and a student at Riverside High School. The Prayer Vigil will be led by the Franciscan friars of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Jesus Huerta with our presence and prayer, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, and to affirm the peace with us. All faiths and ages welcome. The service will not include a March and will respect the dignity of all members of the Durham community. The vigil is sponsored by the Huerta family, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods (CAN), El Centro Hispano, and Durham Congregations In Action. For more information please call Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113.
01/18/14 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for a delicious lunch and inspiring conversation. All are welcome! We meet in the fellowship hall of Shepherds House UMC, corner of N. Driver and East Main Streets. Please enter in back of building – near the playground. No RSVP needed. For more information please contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
01/16/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding of traumatic grief. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church (enter in back) from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
01/11/14 2014 Re-entry Faith Conference Durham NCCU Alonzo Elder Student Union
Time: 9:00am. Admission: $25 registration & lunch. Address: 1801 Fayetteville Rd. Antioch Builds Community, Inc. — Working to Improve the Quality of Life in Our Community — 2014 ReEntry Faith Conference. Creating Partnerships with Local Congregations Luncheon Speaker will be The Honorable Congressman Danny K. Davis, Illinois 7th Congressional District U.S. House of Representatives & Sponsor of the Second Chance Act. Saturday, January 11, 2014 9:00AM – 2:00PM Alfonso Elder Student Union North Carolina Central University 1801 Fayetteville Road, Durham, North Carolina 27707 Come hear about innovative faith based programs to reduce recidivism. Other speakers include: Rev. Dr. Bill McGill, Founder of One Church, One Offender, Inc. Fort Wayne, Indiana Dr. Sandra Westervilk & Dr. Kimberly Cooke Author of ‘Life After Death Row’ Registration is $25.00 which includes lunch, conference & materials. Make checks payable to Antioch Builds Community, Inc. and mail to 1415 Holloway Street, Attn: 2014 Faith Re-Entry Conference. For more information or to register, visit www.antiochbuildscommunity.com
01/02/14 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding of traumatic grief. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church (enter in back) from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
12/14/13 Newtown Memorial Service 2438 S. Alston Ave. Durham Holy Cross Catholic Church
Time: 10:30am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Please join us for Newtown Memorial Service, Saturday, December 14, 10:30AM, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2438 S. Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713. This is an interfaith, nonpartisan, inclusive service respectful of the suffering of the survivors of gun violence and of the strength we possess in unity. Service hosted by Moms Demand Action NC. Holy Cross Gospel Choir will sing. City Councilman Steve Schewel, former NC Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, and Religious Coalition director Marcia Owen to offer reflections.
12/06/13 MEET THE AUTHORS of “BULL CITY SURVIVOR” Durham Durham Friends Meetinghouse
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919.699.8207. Address: 404 Alexander Avenue. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. MEET THE AUTHORS! You’re invited to a dinner, reading, discussion, and signing of BULL CITY SURVIVOR by Simon PArtner and Emma Thompson. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6:00-8:00 pm. Durham Friends Meetinghouse, 404 Alexander Avenue, Durham, NC 27705. Dinner Provided by Core Catering. Emma Johnston is an African American resident of Durham, North Carolina, whose son was brutally murdered in 2007. Bull City Survivor tells the postwar history of one of the South’s fastest-growing communities through the eyes of one of its most disadvantaged residents. In the process, the book examines the social and economic conditions that led to the murder of Emma’s son, one of 25 to 30 people (many of them African American young men) who fall victim to gun violence each year in Durham. The book is co-written by Emma Johnston (a pseudonym) and Simon Partner, a History professor at Duke University and a member of the Durham Friends Meeting (Quakers). Sponsored by the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Durham Friends Meeting and the Religious Coalition for a Non-violent Durham http://www.nonviolentdurham.org/. For more information about this event: nikki.vangsnes@gmail.com or 919.699.8207
12/05/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please be our guest at Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, DECEMBER 5, 2013, 12PM – 1PM. Shepherds House UMC Fellowship Hall, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St. – entrance in back. Delicious Lunch catered by CORE Catering is provided. All are welcome. No RSVP needed. Luncheon will feature the Elna B. Spaudling Conflict Resolution Center. Grace Marsh, executive director, will discuss hands-on mediation services for Durham schools, courts, and community. “The mediation process empowers disputing parties to take responsibility for resolving their concerns.”
11/24/13 Community Worship Service with Durham Police Dept Durham Angier Avenue Baptist Church
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 2101 Angier Avenue. Venue phone: 919-560-4438×29230. You are invited to a Community Worship Service hosted by the Durham Police Department on Sunday, November 24th at 3:00 p.m. The service will be held at Angier Avenue Baptist Church (2101 Angier Avenue) and will close the Department’s 2013 FaithActs campaign, a partnership with 35 Durham congregations. For more information, please contact Jennifer Snyder at 560-4438 x29230.
11/23/13 VIGIL for Jevontez Deshawn Massey Durham Belt St. and Morning Glory Ave.
Time: 1:00pm. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham invites you to a PRAYER VIGIL honoring the life Jevontez Deshawn Massey, to be held on NOV 23, Saturday, 1PM, at Morning Glory Avenue & Belt Street, Durham. Mr. Massey was fatally shot on Tuesday, November 5th. He was 22 years old, father of 1 year-old daughter, and beloved by many. Vigil will be led by faith leaders from across the city. “Show up, know nothing, and expect healing.” We are grateful for support of Durham CAN Clergy, Polished Souls Foundation, and Refiner’s Fire Church. Peace is with us. Marcia Owem, 919-358-1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com
11/21/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding of traumatic grief. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church (enter in back) from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
11/07/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
11/03/13 Interfaith Service of Lament, Hope & Commitment Durham Monument of Faith Church
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: (919) 403-7082. Address: 900 Simmons Street. Please join Durham Congregations, Associations and Neighborhoods for an ecumenical worship service with the goal of standing together against the violence and its impact in our community. All are welcome!
11/02/13 Talking Taboo — Courageous Conversations about Christianity Durham Reality Center
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 916 Lamond Street. Come celebrate the launch of a collection of essays from 40 American Christian Women Under 40 with co- editors Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro, along with our talented group of contributors. We’ll talk taboo. Get frank about faith. And offer suggestions for how communities of faith can create safe spaces for courageous conversations. Open to the public. 5-7PM. Reality Center at 916 Lamond St, Durham.
10/29/13 Annual Training and VIGIL at “The Bull” for Domestic VIolence Victims Durham, NC Trinity United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-667-5258. Address: 215 N. Church Street, downtown Durham. Annual Training and Vigil for Domestic Violence Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Dinner and Training at Trinity United Methodist Church: 6-7pm (215 N. Church St.) Interfaith Prayer Vigil at CCB Plaza: 7:30-8pm (“The Bull” at W. Parrish and N. Corcoran) RSVP for Dinner and Training to dvtrainingdurham@gmail.com or 919-667-5258 More information
10/24/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join for lunch and conversation with Reverend Clarence Laney about upcoming Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations & Neighborhoods) “Interfaith Service of Lament, Hope, and Commitment.” This is an ecumenical worship service with the goal of standing together against violence and its impact in our community on November 3, 3PM at Monument of Faith Church, 900 Simmons Street, Durham. ALL ARE WELCOME! Lunch is provided. Hope to see you at Shepherds House UMC, corner of E. Main St and N. Driver Street. Enter from back of church. Seek peace and pursue it!
10/19/13 VIGIL for Jermaine Andre McDonald Durham 109 N. Hyde Park Avenue
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. A Vigil to honor the life of Jermaine Andre “Dre” McDonald will be held this Saturday, October 19th, 6:00PM, at 109 N. Hyde Park Avenue, Durham. Mr. McDonald was fatally shot on June 18th in front of his home. He was 37 years old. Mr. McDonald’s family and friends will always remember his generosity and talent for restoring and repairing vehicles, his unanimous kindness, and steadfast love. Please join us to celebrate his life and to lament the injustice of his death. Mr. Allen Jones, Associate Minister of Antioch Baptist Church will lead the vigil. The heart of this vigil is to “show up, know nothing, and expect healing.”
10/19/13 Discussion with Death Row Exoneree Edward Chapman & Friends Durham Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 4907 Garrett Road. You are invited to a discussion and dinner with death row exoneree Edward Chapman and his advocate Dr. Pam Laughon, plus guest speaker Ken Rose, Center for Death Penalty Litigation. Saturday, October 19, 5-8 pm Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4907 Garrett Rd. Durham NC 27707 Presentation followed by dinner and discussion Edward Chapman spent 15 years on North Carolina’s death row. He now lives in the Asheville area. Dr. Pam Laughon is a mitigation specialist and chair of UNC Asheville’s Psychology Department. They worked together tirelessly for his exoneration.
09/26/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for lunch! We’ll hear from Durham Crisis Response Center staff about upcoming training on Domestic Violence and Annual Vigil for homicide victims of domestic violence. Please bring your news to share! Also please join us at National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims on 9-25-13, 6PM,Durham County Justice Center, Dillard Street, Durham. All are welcome.
09/25/13 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS Durham Durham County Justice Center (new courthouse)
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-491-0821 or 919-477-3177. Address: 519 Dillard Street. National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc (POMC) will gather in cities and towns across America for the National Day of Remembrance. Countless other crime victims and survivors will pay tribute and honor our nation murder victims and their surviving family members. The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims not only recognizes murder victims, it also honors those organizations throughout America that provide services such as support, advocacy and counsel to loved ones of those lost through violence. The Durham Chapter of POMC will observe this day by holding a Take A Stand against Violence event on the steps of Durham’s new Justice Building Courthouse ( 519 South Dillard St. ) 6pm. A brief program will be presented along with the POMC Murder Wall. Cora-Cole McFadden will be the guest speaker. This event is open to the public all are welcome to attend. For more information call or email: tdianejones@yahoo.com or minah3177@frontier.com
09/24/13 THE HOUSE I LIVE IN 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: (919) 286-2273. ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH And DURHAM CONGREGATIONS IN ACTION present a showing of THE HOUSE I LIVE IN with a Community Panel on Drug Law Enforcement in Durham TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 1737 Hillandale Road, Durham, North Carolina 27705 6:30 Supper, 7:00 Documentary, 8:00 Panel and Audience Discussion All Are Welcome – Call St. Luke’s to RSVP for Supper, (919) 286-2273
09/19/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for homicide victims’ loved ones. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
08/25/13 VIGIL for MAURICE FRANK STREETER Durham 2508 Fayetteville Street
Time: 7:30pm. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A vigil to honor the life of Maurice Frank Streeter will be held Sunday, Aug 25, at 7:30PM, at 2508 Fayetteville Street (across from St. Joseph’s AME). Mr. Streeter was fatally shot on April 29th. He was 27 years old. No arrests have been made to date. Mr. Streeter’s family and friends will always remember his sense of humor, honesty, loyalty, sense of style, and generous love. Please join the coalition and Mr. Streeter’s family and friends to commemorate a life taken from us by violence. Rev. Spencer Bradford of Durham Mennonite Church will lead the vigil. The purpose of the vigil is to recognize the loss experienced by Maurice’s family and friends, to recognize the pain present in this neighborhood and Durham community, to offer our presence to one another, to mourn the loss of a young man’s life, and to remember Maurice as one of us. All are welcome. The vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. Peace is with us.
08/22/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Daryl Atkinson of Southern Coalition for Social Justice will lead a follow-up discussion of the documentary, ” The House I Live In.” He will present how NC realities of racial disparities in drug enforcement, racial profiling and community violence reflect issues from the film viewed in July. ALL ARE WELCOME. LUNCH IS PROVIDED.
08/15/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for homicide victims’ loved ones. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
08/04/13 Vigil for Jose Adan Cruz Ocampo Durham 804 Park Avenue
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: All are welcome.. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Jose Adan Cruz Ocampo will be held this Sunday, August 4, 7PM, at 804 Park Avenue, Durham, NC. All are welcome. Mr. Ocampo was fatally shot on July 27 by a police officer. An investigation is being conducted. He was 33 years old and the youngest of three brothers. Mr. Ocampo’s wife and young son live in Honduras. His family and friends join the coalition in requesting your presence and prayers. Father Bill McIntyre of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will lead the vigil. The purpose of the vigil is to honor Mr. Ocampo, to unite in mourning with his family and friends, and to affirm the goodness and peace of our community. For more information please contact Marcia Owen, 919-358-1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
08/01/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for homicide victims’ loved ones. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
07/25/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 11:45am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-688-2036. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. THE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR A NONVIOLENT DURHAM and DURHAM CONGREGATIONS IN ACTION present a showing of Sundance 2012 award-winning documentary “THE HOUSE I LIVE IN.” THURSDAY, JULY 25, 11:45 A.M. – 1:00 P.M., at SHEPHERD’S HOUSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 107 N. Driver Street (corner of E. Main St. & Driver St.), Fellowship Hall – entrance in back. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. During the past forty years, America’s War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a definitive portrait and revealing its profound human rights implications. While recognizing the seriousness of drug abuse as a matter of public health, the film investigates the tragic errors and shortcomings that have meant it is more often treated as a matter for law enforcement, creating a vast machine that feeds largely on America’s poor, and especially on minority communities. Beyond simple misguided policy, The House I Live In examines how political and economic corruption have fueled the war for forty years, despite persistent evidence of its moral, economic, and practical failures. Contact Spencer Bradford at 919-688-2036 or dcia@dcia.org for more information.
07/21/13 VIGIL for JeJuan “Jay Jay” Taylor Jr. Durham Durham Central Park
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 501 Foster Street, corner of Hunt. On April 18, JeJuan “Jay Jay” Taylor Jr. was fatally shot in Durham. He was 19 yrs old. Jay Jay was a Riverside HS graduate with one class to complete at Wake Tech before attending UNC Charlotte in Mechanical Engineering. His family will always remember his great kindness, ambition, charisma, intelligence, style, and beauty (inside and out). Please join the Taylor family and Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham for a VIGIL to honor the life of JeJuan “Jay Jay” Taylor Jr., this Sunday, July 21, 7PM, at Durham Central Park Pavilion, 501 Foster Street., corner of Hunt Street. The Vigil will be led by Rev. Reynolds Chapman of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church. All are welcome. A friend described her experience of attending a vigil as, “Show up. Know nothing. Expect healing.”
07/18/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for homicide victims’ loved ones. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
07/17/13 VIGIL for Jeremy “J-Berg” LaMar Turner Durham 805 Gerard Street
Time: 7:00pm. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Two years ago Jeremy Turner was fatally shot. He was 19 years old and the delight of his family. Please join us for a Vigil to honor the life of Jeremy “J-Berg” Turner and to celebrate his 22nd birthday on Wednesday, July 17th, 7PM, at 805 Gerard Street (family home), Durham, NC. Jeremy’s mother Bonnie Turner, father Jerry Turner Sr., grandmother Juanita McNeil, five sisters, and two brothers invite you too in remembrance of his life and special gifts of generosity, sensitivity, humor, and trust. The Vigil will be led by Reverend Bruce Puckett of Duke Chapel and Reverend Allen Jones of Antioch Baptist. All are welcome. Peace is with us. Contact: Marcia Owen, 919-358-1113, nonviolentdurham@gmail.com
06/29/13 VIGIL for DeAndre Oliver Durham family home
Time: 6:00pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 2636 Glenbrook Drive. A Vigil to honor the life of DeAndre Montez Oliver will be held this Saturday, June 29, at 6PM, outside his family’s home at 2636 Glenbrook Drive, corner of DeMille Street, Durham. Mr. Oliver was fatally shot on May 3, 2013.
 He was 21 years old. DeAndre is survived by his mother, Robin Yolonda Oliver, and his father, Samuel Harris; one daughter, age five months old; two brothers; grandparents; aunts; cousins; and two nephews. No arrest has been reported to date. The vigil will be led by David and Cathy Bridge of Durham Friends Meeting. The purpose of the vigil is to recognize the loss experienced by DeAndre’s family and friends, to recognize the pain present in this neighborhood and Durham community, to offer ourselves, our presence to one another, to mourn the loss of a young man’s life and to remember DeAndre as an irreplaceable member of our community. All are welcome. The vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. May peace with be us.
06/27/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for lunch and a presentation from Peter Baker, Assistant Director for Jail and Court Services of the Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center. We’ll learn about services for those in jail and for our neighbors who are awaiting trial. All are welcome. Lunch is provided. For more information please contact Marcia Owen, 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
06/22/13 Parents of Murdered Children Fish Fry Fundraiser Durham, NC 419 Dowd St.
Time: 11:00am. Admission: $8/plate. Address: 419 Dowd Street. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Please support Parents of Murdered Children’s Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser in parking lot of Ellis D. Jones Funeral Home, 419 Dowd Street, Durham. Dinners are delicious and include fish, 2 sides and bread. Dinners will be served from 11AM to 3PM. For more info contact Diane Jones at 919-491-0821 or tdianejones@yahoo.com or Mina Hampton at 919-477-3177 or Minah3177@frontier.com. POMC does so much for so many and deserves our support.
06/06/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for homicide victims’ loved ones. A professionally trained “circle keeper” will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Be our guest for DINNER and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Dinner and Circle will be from 6PM-8PM. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. Dinner and Circle Keeper, Rob Womack, is provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.
05/23/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for a presentation about the East Durham Children’s Initiative. We will learn about a pipeline of services from cradle to college or career for the children of East Durham. We also invite you to come and share your opportunity for peacemaking in Durham. 12PM to 1PM in Fellowship Hall – entrance in back – Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St., Durham. Lunch is provided. All are welcome.
05/09/13 Sexual Violence Prevention and You: A Community Response Durham Criminal Justice Resource Center
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 326 East Main Street. Venue phone: 919.228.0997. Sexual violence is a topic that stirs strong emotions in most members of the community. We all feel a duty to protect those among us who might be vulnerable to violence. However, a lot of confusion exists regarding who the offenders really are, what risks they pose, and how those risks might be managed in the community. This town hall lecture will provide valuable information to citizens who are interested in contributing their part to the causes of community safety and “no more victims” while helping to ensure that released offenders are accountable and receive appropriate support and rehabilitation. Co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Resource Center, Durham Congregations in Action and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, Mr. Drew Doll, Durham CoSA Coordinator, will be presenting a program that has proven effective in both Canada, Minnesota, and the United Kingdom. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. If you are interested in attending please contact COSA coordinator, Drew Doll. He may be reached at 919.228.0997 or drew.doll@durhamcosa.org.
05/04/13 HEALING CIRCLE WORKSHOP Durham Durham Friends Meetinghouse
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free of charge. Address: 404 Alexander Avenue. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. The Religious Coalition for a Non-Violent Durham (RCND) and the Durham Friends Meeting’s Community in Action Group on Violence invite you to participate in a healing circle workshop to experience the process and learn how the circle operates to create new opportunities for healing and restoration. If you are interested in supporting the RCND vigil ministry, becoming a participant in healing circles for family members of murder victims and the wider community, or would like an opportunity to share your hopes and sorrows about violence in Durham. Workshop is free and all are welcome. Light breakfast at 8:30, workshop begins at 9:00 and ends at 11:00 am. Please join us and RSVP to nikki.vangsnes@duke.edu. The healing circle is a traditional method for members of a community to discuss their experiences of a damaging event in order to restore and heal their community. In Durham, a healing circle has begun for loved ones of homicide victims as well as the friends, neighbors, law enforcement, and others also touched by violence. The circle allows one person to speak at a time so everyone has an opportunity to be heard. We focus on the values that evoke healing among the circle members such as trust, inclusivity, respect, love, and perseverance. The workshop will be led by Rob Womack, M. Div, LPCA. Rob has an MA in Counseling as well as a Masters of Divinity from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. In 2010, he completed a Clinical Pastoral Education residency at Duke University Medical Center where he was awarded the Wesley Aitken award for Outstanding Pastoral Care.
04/25/13 National Crime Victims’ March Against Violence Durham, NC Durham Police Dept Headquarters
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 919-560-4951. Address: corner of West Chapel Hill Street and Duke Street. Please join us at Police Headquarters to MARCH for victims’ rights and to honor our loved ones and neighbors who have been taken from us by violent crime. Registration begins at 6:30PM. March begins at 7PM. For more information please contact Victim Services at 919-560-4951.
04/25/13 Sexual Violence Prevention and You: A Community Response Durham Criminal Justice Resource Center
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 326 East Main Street. Venue phone: 919.228.0997. Sexual violence is a topic that stirs strong emotions in most members of the community. We all feel a duty to protect those among us who might be vulnerable to violence. However, a lot of confusion exists regarding who the offenders really are, what risks they pose, and how those risks might be managed in the community. This town hall lecture will provide valuable information to citizens who are interested in contributing their part to the causes of community safety and “no more victims” while helping to ensure that released offenders are accountable and receive appropriate support and rehabilitation. Co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Resource Center, Durham Congregations in Action and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, Mr. Andrew McWhinnie, M.A. who is National Advisor to The Associate Director General Chaplaincy, Circles of Support and Accountability, Correctional Service of Canada will be presenting a program that has proven effective in both Canada, Minnesota, and the United Kingdom. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. If you are interested in attending please contact COSA coordinator, Drew Doll. He may be reached at 919.228.0997 or drew.doll@durhamcosa.org.
04/25/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for a presentation on “Healing Circle Workshop for Community Members” by Nikki Vangsnes of the Durham Friends Meeting’s Community in Action Group on Violence. You will be invited to experience the process and learn how the circle operates to create new opportunities for healing and restoration. SEE “HEALING CIRCLE WORKSHOP” our EVENTS webpage for details. Luncheon is 12PM-1PM. Lunch is provided. All are welcome.
04/24/13 Durham Crisis Response Center CLERGY TRAINING Durham Durham Crisis Response Center Office
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-403-9425. Address: 206 North Dillard Street. Venue phone: 919-403-9425. In honour of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Durham Crisis Response Center is hosting a Clergy Training on Wednesday, April 24th from 4:00pm- 6:00pm. The training will be held at the DCRC office at 206 North Dillard St. Join us as we listen and respond to the story of Tamar through a survivor’s witness and a guided discussion of Pamela Cooper-White’s book “The Cry of Tamar”. Come learn how your congregation can faithfully respond to all those who are affected by sexual assault. Home baked goods and fresh coffee will be served. Please register by emailing Jessica Howsam at jhowsam@durhamcrisisresponse.org or by calling 919-403-9425. All are welcome!
04/18/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. . Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for homicide victims’ loved ones. This will be a time to share your experience of grief in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The Circle of Hope & Healing is rooted in the compassion of its members for the shared suffering of each other. No member will be coerced to speak when they are not prepared to do so. A professionally trained “circle keeper” will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Be our guest for DINNER and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Dinner and Circle will be from 6PM-8PM. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. Dinner and Circle Keeper, Rob Womack, is provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.
04/09/13 6,149 Days: The true story of Greg Taylor Durham, NC Duke Divinity School RM 0016 Westbrook Building
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: Chapel Drive. This documentary chronicles Greg Taylor’s murder conviction, his steadfast denial that he had anything to do with the crime and his eventual exoneration. During his incarceration the victim’s sister, Yolanda Littlejohn, and Greg Taylor became friends. WRAL anchor David Crabtree interviews them both in this extraordinary film. Film will be shown in 0016 classroom of Duke Divinity School.
04/07/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. . Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for homicide victims’ loved ones. A professionally trained “circle keeper” will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Be our guest for DINNER and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Dinner and Circle will be from 6PM-8PM. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. Dinner and Circle Keeper, Rob Womack, is provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.
03/28/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for a presentation on Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) by director Drew Doll. CoSA consists of small groups of volunteers (four to seven in each group) who provide intensive support and accountability to sex offenders following their release from prison. Lunch is provided. All are welcome.
03/27/13 The Cost of Violence: A Community Response Durham, NC St John’s Missionary Baptist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 917 Onslow Street. Please join us to hear Dorothy Johnson-Speight, the Founding Director of Mothers in Charge based in Philadelphia, talk about the cost of violence for all of us and how we need to respond as a community. We will also hear from local advocates and family survivors of homicide and will be led in a community conversation about what possibilities we see in our communities. Event is co-Sponsored by Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation, the Capital Restorative Justice Project, Campbell Law School, St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham.
03/22/13 Engaging Men and Boys Durham Northside Baptist Church
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 1239 Berkeley Street. Venue phone: 919-519-0452. Event: Engaging Men and Boys Where: Northside Baptist Church 1239 Berkeley Street Durham, NC 27705 When: March 22, 2013 Time: 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to come out. This presentation is about the prevention of sexual violence and safe/health relationships. Please call if you have questions, contact Annette Love, 919-519-0452, of the Durham Crisis Response Center.
03/21/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for Durham survivors of violence. A professionally trained “circle keeper” will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Be our guest for DINNER and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Dinner and Circle are from 6PM-8PM. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. Dinner and Circle Keeper, Rob Womack, are graciously provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.
03/07/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for Durham victims of fatal violence. A professionally trained “circle keeper” will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Be our guest for DINNER and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING. Dinner and Circle will be from 6PM-8PM. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. Dinner and Circle Keeper, Rob Womack, is provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.
02/28/13 ANNUAL VIGIL AGAINST VIOLENCE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, and Durham Congregations In Action for a city-wide vigil to remember and honor our Durham neighbors whose lives were taken by violence. Your presence offers comfort to victims’ loved ones and hope for our city. Thursday, feb 28, 2013, 7PM VIGIL. 8PM Reception. Please join us for prayer, reflection, and refreshments. All faiths and ages are welcome. We remember here Durham’s 2012 homicide victims: 1. January 2 – Joey Derek Squire, 24 yrs, shot 2. January 8 – Timothy McGhee, 24 yrs, shot 3. January 8 – Paul Anthony Noel, Jr., 22 yrs, shot 4. January 23 – Jose Fernando Garcia, 47, yrs, shot 5. March 23 – Naomi Turner Wright, 65 yrs, shot 6. March 23 – Abdelgadir Mergany Abdelganir, 32 yrs, shot 7. March 28 – Jesus Contreras, 37 yrs, shot 8. April 16 – Faraah Anderson, 27 yrs, shot 9. April 16 – Farrahquan Glenn, 29 yrs, shot 10. May 1 – Carl Anthony Presley, 35 yrs, shot 11. May 31 – Mayra Judith Mejia-Romero, 28 yrs, beaten 12. June 9 – Jaronte Deshon Davis, 19 yrs, shot 13. June 24 – Altaree Norris, 81 yrs, shot 14. July 9 – Donald Watson, 74 yrs, shot 15. July 19 – Antoine Quinton Alston, 27 yrs, shot 16. August 5 – Zacchaeus Ormand, age unknown, shot 17. August 7 – Dennis Lamb, 23 yrs, shot 18. August 29 – Wayne Preston Cross, 52 yrs, beaten 19. Sept 1 – Noel Rivera, 44 yrs, shot 20. October 9 – Kaaylon Pamplin, 17 yrs, shot 21. November 5 – Emily Lopez, 13 yrs, shot 22. November 13 – Jelani Dandy, 24 yrs, shot 23. December 6 – Mohammed Arfan Sundal, 51 yrs, shot 24. December 28 – Mr. Johnny Danilo Villatoro, 35 yr old, shot. 22 of 24 victims died from gunshot wounds. Youngest – 13 yrs old. Oldest – 81 years old. Both victims were reportedly shot by a relative.
02/28/13 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 358 1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. This month Mayors Against Illegal Guns hosted a group of Durham mothers and families of victims of fatal gun violence to share their insights with Congress. Please join us to hear their insights for us!
02/21/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 11:00am. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Parents of Murdered Children invite you to be our guest at: CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING THURSDAYS, Feb 21. 11AM CIRCLE with LUNCH at NOON. Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main), Durham 27703 Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for Durham victims of fatal violence. A professionally trained “circle keeper” will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Then be our guest for LUNCH. Let’s relax and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. Lunch and Circle Keeper, Rob Womack, is provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.
02/07/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Parents of Murdered Children invite you to be our guest at: CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING THURSDAYS, Feb 7 and 21. 11AM CIRCLE with LUNCH at NOON. Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street (corner of East Main), Durham 27703 Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding and individual healing of traumatic grief for Durham victims of fatal violence. A professionally trained “circle keeper” will maintain the process and values established by circle members. Then be our guest for LUNCH. Let’s relax and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. Lunch and Circle Keeper, Rob Womack, is provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant.
02/03/13 Prayer Vigil for Mr. Johnny Danilo Villatoro Durham Corner of Bon Air Ave and Firth Road
Time: 6:00pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Johnny Danilo Villatoro will be held Sunday, February 3, at 6:00PM, at the corner of Firth Rd and Bon Air Ave – turn East onto Bon Air from Roxboro Rd (one block south of Murray Ave). Mr. Villatoro was fatally shot on December 28. A 16 yr, 14 yr, and 12 yr old have been charged in his death. He was 35 years old, a father of three young children, beloved brother of nine siblings, and always generous with family and strangers. Father Bill McIntrye of Immaculate Conception Church will lead the Vigil. Mr. Villatoro’s family join the coalition in extending this invitation to you. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to bring people together to lament, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. All faiths and ages welcome.
01/26/13 Prayer Vigil for Jelani Kamau Dandy Durham, NC Durham Central Park, at The Leaf
Time: 5:30pm. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: Foster St btw Hunt and W. Corporation. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Jelani Kamau Dandy will be held Saturday, January 26, at 5:30PM, at “The Leaf” in Durham Central Park, across the street from the Farmers Market, 501 Foster Street, Durham, 27701. Mr. Dandy was shot on November 12, 2012 and died on November 13th. He was 24 years old and beloved for his encouragement to others, his care for his dogs, and his love for his family. Reverend Susan Dunlap from Duke Divinity School will lead the Vigil. Jelani’s family and the coalition invite you to attend. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to bring people together to honor Jelani’s life, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. All faiths and ages welcome.
01/24/13 Luncheon Roundtable at Faith Summit on Child Poverty Durham Union Baptist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 904 N. Roxboro Street. Special Luncheon Roundtable this month! You are invited to attend our regular monthly luncheon, noon, January 24, at The Faith Summit on Child Poverty, to be held at Union Baptist Church. The woeful inequality of resources that afflicts 27% of Durham’s children will be addressed. The Summit will be held from 8:30am to 3pm. Luncheon Roundtable guests are encouraged to attend. HOWEVER, if you can only attend lunch THEN please be our guest! Featured speakers will be The Religious Coalition invites you to our J. Herbert Nelson, director of the Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Church USA, and Rev. William Barber, State President of the NC NAACP. Notice of your attendance would be helpful. Please email nonviolentdurham@gamail.com. We hope to see you at Union Baptist Church for lunch this month!
01/21/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding of traumatic grief. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church (enter in back) from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
01/21/13 CIRCLES OF HOPE AND HEALING Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Circles of Hope and Healing are for loved ones of homicide victims. Circles facilitate shared understanding of traumatic grief. A professionally trained “circle keeper” maintains the process and values established by circle members. We meet on first and third Thursday in fellowship hall of Shepherds House United Methodist Church (enter in back) from 6PM-8PM. Be our guest for DINNER at 6PM and enjoy great food from CORE CATERING, then join the Circle from 7-8PM. Circles of Hope and Healing are provided by Duke Employees “Doing Good In the Neighborhood” community grant. Contact Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
01/21/13 MLK JR UNITY MARCH AND RALLY Durham NC Mutual Life Insurance Company
Time: 10:30am. Box office: 919 358 1113. Address: 411 West Chapel Hill Street. Please join the Religious Coalition in Durham MLK Jr Steering Committee’s Unity March & Rally, Monday, January 21, 2013, 10:30AM at the NC Mutual Life Insurance Company, 411 West Chapel Hill Street. The March will conclude with a Rally at First Presbyterian Church, 305 E. Main Street, Durham.
12/20/12 Vigil for Victims and Survivors of Newtown Murders Durham, NC The Pavilion at Durham Central Park (Farmers Mkt Shelter)
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: All are welcome.. Address: 534 Foster Street, near W. Corporation St. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Candlelight Vigil to honor and mourn the victims and survivors of Newtown murders will be held this Thursday evening at 6PM in the Pavilion at Durham Central Park. All are welcome. The vigil is sponsored by Parents of Murdered Children, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, Durham Congregations In Action, and local congregations. Please join us in humble unity and lament for our neighbors of Newtown, CT.
12/15/12 Prayer Vigil for Kaaylon Pamplin Durham Corner of Nebo Street and Burlington Avenue
Time: 1:00pm. Box office: 919 358 1113. A Prayer Vigil will be held for Kaaylon Pamplin on December 15, 1PM, at the corner of Nebo Street and Burlington Avenue. Kaaylon died October 9th from gunshot wounds inflicted on October 6th. He was 17 years old and a student at Hillside High School. The vigil will be led by Reverend Ginger Brasher-Cunningham of Pilgrim United Church of Christ. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to bring people together to honor Kaaylon’s life, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. All faiths and ages welcome. The vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. For more information please call Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113.
12/13/12 Prayer Vigil for Mohammed Arfan Sundal Durham Kabab & Curry House Restaurant
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: all are welcome. Address: 2016 Guess Road. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Mohammed Arfan Sundal will be held on December 13, 6:30PM, at Mr. Sundal’s restaurant, Kabab &Curry House, 2016 Guess Road, near intersection of Broad Street. Mr. Sundal was fatally shot on Thursday, December 6th. He was 51 years old and father of two daughters and two sons. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to honor Mr. Sundal with our presence and prayer, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, and to affirm the peace with us. All faiths and ages welcome. The vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. For more information please call Marcia Owen at 919-358-1113.
12/06/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Campbell Law Professor Jon Powell will present his experiences engaging in restorative justice practices among community members, the individuals who have been harmed, and those who have caused the harm. Questions will be welcomed. Please enter from back of church, near playground. Lunch is provided. Our thanks to CORE Catering. No reservation needed. All are welcome.
12/01/12 Capital Restorative Justice Project 10th Anniversary Event Durham, NC Blacknall Presbyterian Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: (919) 452-1283. Address: 1092 Perry Street. Venue phone: 919-760-5430. The Capital Restorative Justice Project 10th Anniversary Gathering: “After the Ice Storm: Supporting Families Touched by Murder and Promoting Restorative Justice.” This 10th Anniversary event will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12PM-5:30 PM, 
Blacknall Presbyterian Church, 1902 Perry St, Durham, NC
. Lunch will be served. Healing Circles shared and a screening of “The Final Gift” with filmmaker Q&A. 
More information contact Leah Wilson-Hargrove at (919) 452-1283.
11/18/12 Project Safe Neighbors Community Worship Service Durham Duke University Chapel
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: open and free. Address: 401 Chapel Drive. Venue phone: 919 560-4438 ext 29230. The Durham Police Department will host a community worship service from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 18th at Duke University Chapel, 401 Chapel Drive. This service will be the culminating activity of Project Safe Neighborhoods’ 2012 FaithActs campaign to heighten awareness and engagement against gun violence. Free parking will be provided at the Bryan Center Garage on Science Drive. Spanish translation services will be available. Everyone is invited to attend. Please call (919) 560-4438, ext. 29230 for more information.
10/12/12 Domestic Violence Awareness Interfaith Prayer Vigil Durham Corcoran and Parrish Streets Public Square
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919 403 9425 ext 225. Address: Downtown/next to SunTrust Building. Venue phone: 919 403 9425 ext 225. In honor of al those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, Durham Crisis Response Center will be hosting an interfaith Prayer Vigil. Please join us to remember those who lost their lives and pray for their families and loved ones. We also will remember those who may still live with violence and those who have survived it. All faiths are welcome. Come learn how communities of faith can respond to domestic violence in Durham. Contact Jessica Howsam at jhowsam@durhamcrisisresponse.org or 919 403 9425 ext 225.
10/08/12 Changing the Code of the Street in Baltimore Chapel Hill, NC Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium, UNC School of Social Work
Time: 10:30am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: (919)843-1472. Address: 325 Pittsboro Street CB# 3550. Venue phone: (919) 843-1472. Daniel Webster, SCD MPH, of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Gun Policy and Research, and Tard Carter, Supervisor of Safe Streets Baltimore, will present how Baltimore’s replication of Chicago’s CeaseFire public health program is reducing shootings. Contact Elizabeth Dawes Knight at 919-843-1472 for more information. More information
09/27/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Rev. Mel Williams, retired pastor of Watts Street Baptist Church and member of the MDC, a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity, will discuss ways to address our 27% child poverty rate in Durham. Lunch is provided. All are welcome! For more information please contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com, 919-358-1113.
09/25/12 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS Durham, NC St. Philips Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 403 East Main St.. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. On September 25th, 2012, The National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children, Inc. (POMC), and countless other crime victims and survivors will gather in cities and towns across America for the National Day of Remembrance to pay tribute and honor our nation’s murder victims and their surviving family members. The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims not only recognizes murder victims but also honor those organizations throughout America that provide services such as support, advocacy and council to loved ones of murder victims. Durham Chapter event will feature “The Mothers”, a 10 minute documentary film about the Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. The film was directed/produced by Leanora Minai as part of her certificate project at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. Event is open to the public. All are welcome.
09/01/12 Vigil for Tamarion “Mari” Rhodes Durham Corner of Dupree and Lincoln Streets
Time: 2:00pm. A prayer vigil to honor the life of Tamarion “Mari” Rhodes will be held this Saturday, September 1st, 2PM, on the corner of Dupree Street and Lincoln Street, Durham, NC. (From Fayetteville Street turn east on Dupree; 2 blocks to Lincoln.) Tamarion Rhodes was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding on his scooter on August 12, 2012. He was seven years old. No charges have been filed. Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Associate Minister of St. John’s Baptist Church, will lead the Vigil. The Rhodes family joins the coalition in requesting your presence. All faiths and ages welcome. The purpose of this vigil is to bring people together to honor Tamarion’s life, to offer comfort, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. For more information please contact Marcia Owen, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, at 919-358-1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
08/23/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Fred Stoppelkamp, Program Director of Durham Economic Resource Center (DERC), will discuss their employment preparation and placement services, discount merchandise for DERC members, and partnerships to address the root causes of poverty in Durham.
07/26/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for an open discussion about current activities, challenges, needs, and vision for a safer Durham. This is a great opportunity to learn about issues of justice and the potential for peace in our community. All are welcome. Lunch is provided. Enter from back of church. For information email us at nonviolentdurham.org or call Marcia at 919-358-1113.
06/28/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Brandy Bynum, director of Policy and Outreach of Action for Children North Carolina, will discuss why NC should raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 16 to 18 years. North Carolina is one of only two states where children as young as 16 are automatically tried as adults for any crime, regardless of its nature. Bipartisan bills to raise the age, HB 632 and SB 506, will be heard in the 2012 short session.
05/24/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Larry E. Thomas, founder of Thomas Mentor Leadership Academy will discuss summer youth opportunities. Reflections on Leanora Minai’s documentary “The Mothers” will be shared as well as news and information from luncheon participants. All are welcome and lunch is provided.
05/24/12 Parents of Murdered Children Fish Fry Fundraiser Durham, NC 419 Dowd St.
Time: 12:00pm. Address: 419 Dowd Street. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Plan to attend the Parents of Murdered Children Fish Fry Fundraiser, June 2, 11AM-2PM, at 419 Dowd Street, beside Ellis D. Jones Funeral Home. Fish Dinner w/ 2 Veg. & Bread = $8.00. The food is great and plenty and funds support POMC!
05/19/12 Prayer Vigil for Timothy McGhee Durham, NC Durham Central Park, at The Leaf
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: Foster St btw Hunt and W. Corporation. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Timothy D’Angelo McGhee will be held Saturday, May 19, at 3PM, at The Leaf in Durham Central Park. Mr. McGhee was fatally shot on January 8, 2012. He was 24 years old, beloved for his humor and kindness, and an accomplished singer/songwriter. Reverend Mel Williams will lead the Vigil. The coalition and McGhee family invite you to attend. The purpose of the prayer vigil for homicide victim Timothy McGhee is to bring people together to honor his life, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. All faiths and ages welcome.
05/18/12 “The Mothers” documentary film screening Durham, NC Nasher Museum of Art
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 2001 Campus Drive, corner of Duke Univ Drive and Alexander Ave.. Venue phone: (919) 830-4517. Please join us in viewing a 10 minute short documentary film about a group of mothers in Durham, North Carolina, who support each other through grief and healing after losing a child to murder.
04/26/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Durham Police Dept’s Victims Services Unit will present National Crime Victims’ Rights Week “Social and March Against Violence” to be held April 26th at Police Headquarters at 6PM for Victims and Survivors Social and at 7PM for March. Everyone is encouraged to attend. News and information from luncheon participants will also be shared. All are welcome. Lunch is provided. Enter church from back of building.
04/04/12 Community Service in memory of Trayvon Martin Durham Covenant Presbyterian Church
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 2620 Weaver Street. Venue phone: 919-682-1484. A Community Service of Prayer and Witness in memory of Trayvon Martin will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP and Pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, will be the preacher. The public is invited. Please contact Rev. Jimmie Hawkins at Covenant Presbyterian (preache2@yahoo.com) if you have questions.
03/22/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The attraction and consequences of gangs in Durham will be addressed by “GANGS & FAITH” youth panelists Rashard and Cheyenne, and by Annette Carrington, grandmother of 13 yr-old homicide victim Shakanah China. Please join us in understanding how the faith community may best respond to gang violence in Durham.
03/10/12 “BURNING BRIDGES” short film about restorative justice Durham, NC Durham County Main Library
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 300 N. Roxboro Street. Venue phone: 919-403-7665. BURNING BRIDGES (35 minutes) is a documentary film that shows how restorative justice and the traditional court process can work together to create a meaningful outcome in response to an injustice. Six high school seniors burnt down an historic covered bridge in a small town. Burning Bridges documents the Restorative Justice Conference in response to that crime. Audience members will see many aspects of the entire Restorative Justice process. Q and A and Networking to follow the film. addiitonal info at www.facebook.com/pages/Durham-Restorative-Justice-Project/354692257876873.
03/01/12 20th ANNUAL VIGIL AGAINST VIOLENCE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, and Durham Congregations In Action for a city-wide vigil to remember and honor our Durham neighbors whose lives were taken by violence. Your presence offers comfort to victims’ loved ones and hope for our city. Thursday, March 1, 2012, 7PM VIGIL. 8PM Reception. All faiths and ages are welcome. We remember here Durham’s 2011 homicide victims: Juan Castillo, 26 yrs, shot; Jimmie Lamont Harris, 24 yrs, shot; Demario Carr, 26 yrs, shot; Reginald Daye, 46 yrs, stabbed; Lenora Smith, 54 yrs, stabbed; Carl Lewis Powell, 21 yrs, shot; Crystal Gigliotti, 21 yrs, unknown; Tyaijah Hester, 22 mos, shot; Shakanah China, 13 yrs, shot; Caron Allen, 18 yrs, shot; Jeremy Turner, 19 yrs, shot; Jadon Higganbothan, 5 yrs, beaten; Antoinetta McKoy, 28 yrs, beaten; Alexandria J. Baker Pierce, 23 yrs, shot; Amesha Alia Page-Smith, 24 yrs, shot; Adrianne Celeste Stevens, 22 yrs, shot; Javier Arreola Rodriguez, 40 yrs, shot; Michael Orlando Hunter, 30 yrs, shot; Darrell Turner, 18 yrs, shot; Cesar Nava-Fuentes, 28 yrs, shot; Orlando Martinez, 32 yrs, shot; Amanda Mangum, 23 yrs, stabbed; Santiago Hernandez-Arrendondo, 44 yrs, shot; Luciano Alejandro Cabrera, 21 yrs, unknown; Jerry Wayne Morgan, 54 yrs, shot; William Alan Green, 26 yrs, shot; Willis Andrea Yates, 33 yrs, shot; Nigel Scarlett , 25 yrs, shot; Jerome Maurice Thompkins, 35 yrs, shot; Delia Allen, 46 yrs, shot; Simeka Daughtridge, 30 yrs, shot; Clyde Alston, 67 yrs, shot. In the words of Ms. Brenda James, mother of homicide victim Randolph James, “Murder is a death in a category of its own. By God’s grace if you have not experienced this tragedy in your own family please come out and support those who have. Each death impacts the community as a whole. We need one another across the board. There should be no barriers. Coming out to the vigil will be an important gift as you fellowship with those of us who unfortunately know the searing pain of losing a loved one. Please grace us with your presence in love and support of the hurting survivors and share in honoring each of our loved ones whose essence continue to be with us on a daily basis.” Please join us in the peace and strength of our common bond and to honor those taken from us by violence.
02/28/12 LIVING WITHOUT ENEMIES: Book Study & Discussion Durham Duke Chapel Basement
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708. Venue phone: (503)522-7846. YOU’RE INVITED!!! Living Without Enemies: A Book Study and Discussion (BOOKS WILL BE PROVIDED) Please join authors Dean Sam Wells & Marcia Owen, and Cynthia Johnson, Marketplace Lead Cook and mother of homicide victim Tony Williams. The book explores four dimensions of social engagement through the relationships of Durham’s victims, offenders, and faith community members. When: 7:00-8:30pm, Tuesday, Feb 21 (with Owen) AND Tuesday, Feb 28 (with Wells) Where: The Duke Chapel Basement. Sponsored by Duke Wesley Fellowship. MORE INFO & BOOK: zimmerman.samuel@gmail.com or 814-279-7110.
02/23/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. BECOMING project leaders will update us on engaging Durham youth, 16-21 yrs, who have a mental illness, are struggling with the transition to adulthood, and have been without the benefits of their community’s support, in their success. Opportunities to partner with BECOMING will be discussed. Learn more at becomingdurham.org. Director Ann Oshel introduced us to BECOMING at January 2011 luncheon.
02/21/12 LIVING WITHOUT ENEMIES: Book Study & Discussion Durham Duke Chapel Basement
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: (503)522-7846. Address: 401 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708. Venue phone: (503)522-7846. Living Without Enemies: A Book Study and Discussion (BOOKS WILL BE PROVIDED) Please join author Marcia Owen and Cynthia Johnson, Marketplace Lead Cook and mother of homicide victim Tony Williams, to whom the book is dedicated. The book explores four dimensions of social engagement through the relationships of Durham’s victims, offenders, and faith community members. YOU’RE INVITED!!! When: 7:00-8:30pm, Tuesday, Feb 21 AND Tuesday, Feb 28 (with Dean Sam Wells) Where: The Chapel Basement Sponsored by Duke Wesley Fellowship. MORE INFO & BOOK: zimmerman.samuel@gmail.com or 814-279-7110.
02/21/12 GANGS and FAITH Durham, NC Holton Center
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 401 N. Driver Street. Venue phone: (919) 667-4531 or (919) 560-8580.. GANGS & FAITH, a Dialogue on Driver Street. 10AM-11:30AM. Come listen to what at-risk youth have to say. Why are so many youth disconnected from the faith community? How does the faith community respond to gang violence in Durham? This is a panel-format listening opportunity where our youth will have the first and last word on the topic. Coordinated by Durham Gang Reduction Strategy Manager Jim Stuit, 560-8580.
01/26/12 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Volunteer members of a Restorative Justice Circle will speak about their experience repairing the harm of a criminal act. The restorative justice process includes victim, offender, and citizen representatives.  Speakers will include Amy Elliott, Sylvia Thompson, and Libia Robriguez. Please join us to learn about an alternative method of justice. All are welcome. Enter from back of church. noon – 1PM.
01/16/12 The Racial Justice Act: Behind the Politics Durham, NC Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – (school gym)
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 810 West Chapel Hill Street. The Racial Justice Act: Behind the Politics A forum on The Racial Justice Act and One man’s deeply personal story of wrongful conviction in a racially-biased justice system. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 16, 2012, 2 pm – 5 pm, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – (school gym). Agenda: 2:15 PM – Viewing of the documentary The Trials of Darryl Hunt, with an introduction by Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things on North Carolina Public Radio. 4:00PM – Panel Discussion moderated by Frank Stasio with Panelists: Darryl Hunt, Speaker and Advocate with the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice; Mark Rabil, Adjunct Professor of Law and Innocence and Justice Clinic Co-Director, Wake Forest School of Law, Forsyth County Assistant Capital Defender James Coleman, Jr., John S. Bradway Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law; Floyd McKissick, Jr., NC State Senator for District 20; Stephen Dear, Executive Director, People of faith Against the Death Penalty; Fr. Daniel McLellan, OFM, Pastor, Immaculate Conception Church. 4:50PM Concluding remarks – Frank Stasio. People are welcome to attend either or both the documentary screening and panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to meet the panelists at the conclusion of the program. Co-sponsored by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and the Durham Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Steering Committee, Inc
01/14/12 Faith, Partnerships and Re-entry Conference Durham, NC Antioch Baptist Church
Time: 9:00am. Admission: $10.00. Box office: (919) 602-4736. Address: Corner of Holloway and Guthrie Streets. Venue phone: (919) 688-8893 (church). Antioch Builds Community is sponsoring a Faith, Partnership & Re-Entry Conference at Antioch Baptist Church on January 14, 2012 from 9:00am until 2:00 pm.  Keynote speaker will be Dr. Owen C. Caldwell, Jr. (Re-Entry Policy Academy); Congressman G. K. Butterfield will also be in attendance.  Workshops listed below. There will be a $10 registration fee and registration will began at 8:30 am. You may register on the day of conference. Workshops:  Presentation on Transitioning with Sex Offenders;  Ban The Box;  Organizing and Working with Faith Teams; Hearing The Story; Where Do We Go From Here?;  Development of Partnerships. For more information please contact Marion Bailey at (919) 602-4736 or (919) 688-8893 (church)
01/08/12 “Too Many Victims” statewide witness Raleigh, NC 27607 Community United Church of Christ
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: no charge. Address: 814 Dixie Trail. Venue phone: 919-403-7665. Too Many Victims: January 8 is the one-year anniversary of the Tucson Massacre, which claimed the lives of six Americans and wounded 13 others. On this somber day, we will remember all of those who have been hurt by and lost to gun violence. In cities across the country, we will gather. In Raleigh we will light a candle for those we’ve lost and pledge to build peaceful communities. Every light could let one more child see another birthday, a graduation, a wedding and the birth of new children in turn. Every light could be a life.
12/02/11 Dead Man Walking: An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean Durham, NC Trinity United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 215 N. Church Street, downtown Durham. 7PM-8:30PM. Dead Man Walking: An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ. Please join us to learn from Sister Helen, Joslin Simms, whose son Ray was killed in Durham, and Rose Clark whose brother was executed by NC. The gathering will conclude with a time of lament and prayer led by Rev. Lori Pistor. Also, on Sunday Morning, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, will preach in Duke Chapel. Since 1984, Sister Helen has divided her time between educating citizens about the death penalty and counseling individual death row prisoners. She has accompanied six men to their deaths, and has written two books from her experiences: Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States (1993) and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions (2005).
11/12/11 8th Annual Restorative Justice Gathering Raleigh Hope Elementary School/Raleigh Mennonite Church
Time: 10:00am. Admission: donations welcomed. Box office: 919-760-5430. Address: 1116 North Blount Street. Whose Lives Matter? Restoring Communities Harmed by Violence & Race Discrimination The day will include; — Panelists and speakers sharing their compelling personal experiences with the direct impact of murder and the ripple effects throughout their communities — Darryl Hunt as our lunchtime keynote speaker — Experience the restorative practice of “Healing Circles” Lunch and refreshments will be provided. More information contact Scott Bass at sbass@mvfr.org (919) 760-5430.
10/27/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Jeff McSwain, executive director of Reality Ministries, will be our speaker. We apologize for the misnomer in earlier message. Reality Ministries is an inter-church youth ministry committed to developing mentoring relationships with adolescents. The Reality Center strives to be a safe place where all people are valued and accepted equally.
10/15/11 - 11/12/11 Instruction in Mindfulness Meditation and Contemplative Prayer Durham, NC Sanctuary United Methodist Church
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 2317 Chapel Hill Road, corner of Huron Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham is sponsoring a FREE 5-week training for Instruction in Mindfulness Meditation and Contemplative Prayer. The training will be held every Saturday morning, from October 15 – November 12, from 9:00 -10:30 AM, in Sanctuary United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 2317 Chapel Hill Road, corner of Huron St, Durham. Everyone is welcome. Our trainer is Les Phillips, a PhD psychologist, coalition volunteer, and practitioner of mindfulness practices. The training is an opportunity to experience a variety of mindfulness techniques. Here is a summary of the sessions’ content: Session I: General mindfulness principles and mindfulness of breathing practice Session II: Review and mindfulness body scanning Session III: Review and mindfulness of sensory gates Session IV: Review and intro/practice of lovingkindness meditation Session V: Review and reflection and intro/practice of contemplative prayer/centering prayer, i.e. the mindfulness of God You may notify us of your attendance or make inquiries at this address.
09/25/11 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS Durham Durham County Court House, main street lobby
Time: 3:00pm. Venue phone: (919) 491-0821. The Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children will observe the National Day of Remembrance by placing their Murder Wall at the Durham County Court House, Main Street Lobby, for public viewing. The wall which contains approximately 450 names will be on display for 3 days starting Wednesday, September 21, 2011 and will remain there through Friday afternoon, September 23. The purpose of the National Day of Remembrance is to honor all who have died by violence and to remind us that we should never forget that violence destroys lives, communities and should not be accepted as a normal part of life. For more information or to include a loved one’s name to our Murder Wall please contact: Mina Hampton (919)477-3177, or Diane Jones (919)491-0821 or tdianejones@yahoo.
09/22/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. John Blake, executive director of Durham’s Child Evangelism Fellowship, will discuss “The 10 Challenge” that focuses the resources, presence, and service of the local faith community in 10 Durham neighborhoods for 10 years. Information about Parents of Murdered Children, Durham Chapter’s “Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims” on Sept. 25 will also be shared. Lunch is provided and all are welcome. The luncheon roundtable is from 12PM to 1PM. Please join us!
09/19/11 Vigil for Santiago Hernandez-Arredondo Durham County intersection of Highway 98 and Boyce Mill Road
Time: 6:00pm. Address: Holloway St/ HWY 98 at Boyce Mill Road. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Santiago Hernandez-Arredondo will be held Monday, September 19, at 6PM, at intersection of Highway 98 and Boyce Mill Road. Directions below. Mr. Hernandez-Arredondo was fatally shot on July 17. He was 44 years old. The wife and daugthers of Santiago Hernandez-Arredondo join us in requesting your presence. The vigil will be led by Father Bill McIntyre of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The purpose of the prayer vigil is to bring people together to honor Mr. Hernandez-Arredondo’s life, to offer comfort to his family, friends and neighbors, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. All faiths and ages welcome. Directions from downtown Durham: take Holloway Street east towards Raleigh. Holloway St is Hwy 98, after intersection with Lynn Rd, continue on Holloway/HWY 98 for 7.2 miles to Boyce Mill Road, turn left onto Boyce Mill Rd and look for Vigil banner.
08/25/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE, Thursday, August 25, 2011, 12PM to 1PM, corner of Driver and East Main Sts, in Fellowship Hall – entrance in back of church. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. Durham Police Dept.’s Sgt Lori Ray will present a new initiative designed to connect individuals with Behavioral Health issues to available commu- nity-based, least-restrictive treatment options wherever possible, as most jails are not equipped to effectively address the needs of this population. “Seek peace and pursue it,” Psalm 34:13 Information? Contact Marcia Owen at 919.358.1113 or nonviolentdurham@gmail.com.
08/02/11 Prayer Vigil for Amanda Magruder Mangum. Durham, NC 1804 South Miami Boulevard, at intersection with Angier Ave, Bethesda
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 1804 South Miami Boulevard. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Amanda Beth Magruder Mangum will be held Tuesday, AUGUST 2, at 6PM, at beside the KFC/Taco Bell, 1804 South Miami Blvd. Ms. Amanda Magruder Mangum died from stab wounds on July 18, 2011. She was 23 years old and mother of four children aged 8, 6, 4, and 2 years old. The coalition and family invite you to attend. The purpose of the prayer vigil for homicide victim Amanda Magruder Mangum is to bring people together to honor her life, to offer comfort to her family, friends and neighbors, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. All faiths and ages welcome. The vigil is coordinated by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham in partnership with Durham Congregations In Action and Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. Contact is Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com or 919-358-1113.
07/28/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, July 28, 2011, 12PM to 1PM, at Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St, in Fellowship Hall – entrance in back of building. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. We will have an open meeting with the opportunity for everyone to share their activities and information. “Seek peace and pursue it,” Psalm 34:13 Information? Contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. 919.358.1113. RCND, P.O. Box 52303, Durham 27717.
07/22/11 The Tony Burns Birthday Dinner and Talent Show Memorial Fundraiser Durham, NC Home of Ketisha Burns, sister of Tony and surviving victim.
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 for dinner and talent. Address: 604 Dupont Drive. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Please join the family of Durham homicide victim Tony Burns to remember him on his 25th birthday, July 22, 2011. Donations for delicious, home cooked dinners will be accepted. Funds will support a “place of peace” on N. Hyde Park where Tony was killed and his sister Ketisha was severely injured. Ketisha Burns asked that we share her words, “My brother was murdered last year. I was with him and attacked too. I want to celebrate my survival and to celebrate my brother’s life on his 25th birthday. Come out and join me.” Contact Marcia Owen for more information at 358-1113.
07/19/11 Training on Restorative Justice Practices and Principles Durham, NC Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 326 East Main Street. Venue phone: 919-358-1113.
06/25/11 Training on Empathic Listening and Motivational Interviewing Durham, NC Sanctuary United Methodist Church
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-560-0500 or 919-358-1113. Address: 2317 Chapel Hill Road, corner of Huron Street. Amy Elliott and Lemi Gudeta will hold a free training session to practice listening and interviewing skills on June 25, 2011, 9AM-12PM, at Sanctuary United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 2317 Chapel Hill Road, Durham NC, 27707. This will be a great opportunity to better understand how to engage in restorative justice circles. You are welcome to attend whether you attended none, one, or both training sessions. To RSVP or for more information please contact Amy Elliott at 560-0500 or aelliott@durhamcountync.gov.
06/23/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham cordially invites you to the COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12PM to 1PM, at Shepherds House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main St, in Fellowship Hall – entrance in back of building. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. Marion Bailey and others of Durham’s Second Chance Alliance will discuss employment conditions for those with a criminal record and local policies to mediate job market, such as “Ban the Box.” Opportunities for involvement in Durham will be presented. “Seek peace and pursue it,” Psalm 34:13 Information? Contact Marcia Owen at nonviolentdurham@gmail.com. 919.358.1113. RCND, P.O. Box 52303, Durham 27717.
05/26/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Members of Reconciliation and Reentry teams will discuss their experiences returning to Durham from prison, the obstacles they face, and the friends they found. All are welcome. Lunch is provided. Enter from back of building.
05/19/11 World Premiere of “Against the Tide” a film about re-entering life after prison Durham, NC Nasher Museum of Art
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2001 Campus Drive, corner of Duke Univ Drive and Alexander Ave.. Venue phone: 919-618-3870. All are welcome to premiere of Alan Julich’s documentary about how community-based support teams make a difference for two ex-offenders coming home from prison.
04/28/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Roxane Kolar, with North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) will be discussing current legislative attempts to weaken our states existing gun laws – despite strong public support for sensible gun laws.  Ms. Kolar will discuss our current gun laws and permitting systems.  In particular Ms. Kolar will discuss current legislation which would allow more guns into public places. Including House Bill 111 which would allow loaded, hidden guns in family restaurants and neighborhood parks.  Opportunities to get involved locally to reduce gun violence will be presented. Lunch is from noon to 1PM. All are welcome.
04/16/11 Training on Empathic Listening and Motivational Interviewing Durham, NC Sanctuary United Methodist Church
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-560-0550. Address: 2317 Chapel Hill Road, corner of Huron Street. Training will teach Empathic and Active listening to build and maintain trust, guard against misunderstanding, and diffuse anger. Motivational Interviewing is a tool to help victims and offenders become ready, willing, and able to make changes. This training assists practitioners to engage people in dialogues which respect where people are at, and at the same time keeps open the possibility of change. All are welcome! Contact is Amy Elliott at 560-0550.
04/12/11 National Crime Victims’ March Against Violence Durham, NC Durham Police Dept Headquarters
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-560-4197. Address: corner of West Chapel Hill Street and Duke Street. In honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Durham Police Dept’s Crime Victim Services Unit is hosting a “March Against Violence” at Police Headquarters. Please join in this witness. Children and families encouraged to attend.
04/11/11 Free Screening of “Living for 32” 302 Towerview Drive Rubenstein Hall, Durham Sanford School of Public Policy
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. LIVING FOR 32 is the inspirational story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the tragic gun shooting massacre which occurred on the Virginia Tech campus, April 16th, 2007. The winning combination of Colin’s passion, charisma and optimism has commanded the attention of the American public and media since the devastating incident which left 32 dead and 17 injured. In Living for 32, Colin shares an intimate account of terror he and his classmates endured and the courageous journey of renewal and hope he chose to pursue.
04/06/11 Prayer Vigil for Tony Montrel Burns Durham, NC 1500 North Hyde Park
Time: 5:30pm. Admission: free of charge. Venue phone: 919-564-9364. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Tony Montrel Burns will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 5:30pM, at 1500 North Hyde Park Avenue, Durham.  Mr. Burns was fatally stabbed on July 6, 2010. He was 23 years old.   The vigil will be led by Rev. Joe Hensley of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. All faiths and ages are welcome.
03/24/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Members of the Durham Police Department Victim Services Unit will discuss their work in the community and provide a preview of events for upcoming National Crime Victims Week of April 9-16. Events will promote the awareness of victims’ rights and educate the community on the effects of victimization. DPD reported 1,635 violent crimes committed in 2010. Luncheon from 12PM-1PM.
03/19/11 Training on Restorative Justice Practices and Principles Durham, NC Sanctuary United Methodist Church
Time: 8:30am. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 2317 Chapel Hill Road, corner of Huron Street. Please join us for free training on “Foundations of Restorative Justice practices and principles”, including empathic listening skills. Training will be held from 8:30AM-12:30PM. Trainers are Lemi Gudeta and Amy Elliott. Lemi is a Ph.D. candidate researching the role of forgiveness in Restorative Justice dialogues. He has a Masters in Restorative Justice Practice in Youth Counseling. Amy Elliot is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies. The training is funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission and implemented through a partnership between the Religious Coalition for a Non-Violent Durham and Durham County’s Criminal Justice Resource Center. Refreshments served throughout morning. Please email nonviolentdurham@gmail.com if you are planning to attend.
03/03/11 ANNUAL VIGIL AGAINST VIOLENCE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for a city-wide vigil to honor our 28 neighbors whose lives were taken by violence in 2010. All faiths and ages are welcome. Your presence offers comfort to victims’ loved ones and hope for our city. Reception will be held immediately following vigil. 19th ANNUAL VIGIL AGAINST VIOLENCE Thursday, March 3, 2011 7PM-8PM Shepherds House United Methodist Church 107 N. Driver Street (at the corner of E. Main St) Durham, NC 27703 ALL ARE WELCOME. Reception will follow vigil. Twenty-eight people were killed in Durham last year. Please join us in the peace and strength of our common bond and to honor those taken from us by violence. In the words of Ms. Brenda James, mother of homicide victim Randolph James, “Murder is a death in a category of its own. By God’s grace if you have not experienced this tragedy in your own family please come out and support those who have. Each death impacts the community as a whole. We need one another across the board. There should be no barriers. Coming out to the vigil will be an important gift as you fellowship with those of us who unfortunately know the searing pain of losing a loved one. Please grace us with your presence in love and support of the hurting survivors and share in honoring each of our loved ones whose essence continue to be with us on a daily basis.” Durham 2010 homicide victims are: Crystal Lynn Baker: Deceased 1/22/10, 24 years old Martin Martinez: Deceased 2/6/10, 42 years old Toni Fowler: Deceased 2/6/10, 46 years old Rayshan Cotton, Deceased 3/11/10, 29 years old Manuel Erazo Oseguera: Deceased 3/11/10, 34 years old Aaron Lorenzo Dorsey: Deceased 3/13/10, 25 years old Daniel Evans: Deceased 3/16/10, 25 years old Marko D. Thornton: Deceased 3/22/10, 21 years old George Pratt: Deceased 6/12/10, 83 years old Manuel Lopez Mata: Deceased 3/21/10, 32 years old Kareem Fowler: Deceased 4/17/10, 33 years old Joseph Pence: Deceased 4/17/10, 44 years old Vincent Lee (Red) Webb: Deceased 2010, age not available Jermaine Anthony Jackson: Deceased 4/20/10, 25 years old Charlene King: Deceased 5/4/10, 49 years old Burnette Taylor: Deceased 5/4/10, 52 years old Lemuel Zekena “Zeke” Sherman: Deceased 6/1/10, 27 years old Christopher Ladell Pollard: Deceased 6/12/10, 29 years old Wanda Rose Spence: Found Deceased 6/30/10, 43 years old Tony Montrel Burns: Deceased 7/6/10, 23 years old Humberto Reyes: Deceased 7/22/10, 25 years old Jay Lerma: Deceased 7/26/10, 31 years old Torian Thornton: Deceased 8/11/10, 17 years old Larry Donnell Timberlake, Sr.: Deceased 8/11/10, 52 years old Bernardo Medina Ponce: Deceased 9/4/10, 33 years old Lakeia Lacole Boxley: Reported Missing 3/31/08, 31 years old Blake Mitchell: Deceased 9/22/10, 4 years old James Holsclaw: Deceased 12/29/10, 21 years old. May our kindness be a prayer’s song May our sorrow feel a prayer’s grace May our mercy speak a prayer’s hope May our peace touch a prayer’s heart
02/24/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Join us for lunch and learn about individuals, agencies, and services providers who are seeking peace in our city. We will share our good works and identify areas of cooperation and collaboration. Ms. Effie Steele will lead our discussions. Luncheon is from noon to 1PM. All are welcome.
01/27/11 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Ann Oshel, Director, Durham System of Care of The Durham Center, will discuss “The BECOMING Project” for Durham’s youth (16-21) with serious mental illness and other impairments to assist them with successful transition to adulthood. All are welcome. We meet from 12PM-1PM.
01/23/11 Music Because We Care… Duke Street Dawgs Durham, NC House Concert at Durham home of Marilyn Hartman –directions with reservation
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: 15.00 suggested. Address: reservations at 237-2570 or paulfackler00@gmail.com. Venue phone: 919-237-2570. All proceeds go to Religious Coalition and Zion Children’s Home. Duke Street Dawgs play a wide range of acoustic music — blues, country, jazz standards — all toe tapping and beautiful. Please make a reservation!
12/27/10 Mark Daughtridge Climbs Mt. Aconcagua in support of RCND Mt. Aconcagua CLIMB!
Time: 6:00am. Mark left Durham on December 27, 2010 with the ambitious goal of climbing to the summit of Mt Aconcagua in Argentina. He combined this with the equally ambitious goal of raising $10,000 for the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. We are thrilled to report that this goal has been reached! Mark was able to climb from the base camp at 13,780 ft to 15,000 ft when he then had to be taken off the mountain by helicopter because he was suffering the effects of HAPE, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema, or fluid in the lungs. The night before he left Durham he shared with us the mountain climber’s maxim: “Reaching the summit is optional, returning home is not.” We give thanks that he was able to recuperate in the city of Mendoza and do some sightseeing in Buenos Aires before beginning the trip home. The contributions made to RCND in support of Mark’s climb will help enormously in our continuing efforts to prevent and rectify the injustice of violence that segregates our city and diminishes our humanity. Mark’s expedition has come to an end, but our work goes on. We salute Mark for his dedication, his generosity, and his indomitable spirit. We invite you to honor Mark and his efforts by contributing to the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham.
12/18/10 Prayer Vigil for Christopher L. Pollard Durham, NC Community of Oxford Manor
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 3817 Dearborn Drive. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Christopher Ladell Pollard will be held on Saturday, December 18, at 3PM, at 3817 Dearborn Drive, Durham. (From downtown take Roxboro Rd north, turn right onto Old Oxford Hwy, turn left on Dearborn, make first left off Dearborn into Oxford Manor community.) Mr. Pollard was fatally shot on June, 12, 2010. He was 29 years old and a father of six children. The vigil will be led by Rev. Mack Dennis of Duke Divinity School. All faiths and ages are welcome.
12/09/10 Peace Toys for War Toys Exchange Durham, NC Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-403-7665. Address: 1313 Haley Street. The festivities begin at 6pm with entertainment, a visit to breakout sessions for families including a gun safety video for children and their parents, Hands Without Guns activity, Balloon Krazy balloon twister, and of course, the Toy Exchange! A chance to pick up community organization information, visit with Traumaroo and a pizza dinner will follow the sessions. Event ends at 8PM.
12/09/10 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Annette Love will discuss her experience as a survivor of domestic violence and as an advocate for the prevention of violence. Ms. Love volunteers with the Durham Crisis Response Center and is especially active in Durham’s faith community. Also, Mark Daughtridge will share why he is climbing Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas, in support of the Religious Coalition. 12-1PM
12/04/10 How Can Justice Heal? – Capital Restorative Justice Project Event Durham, NC Blacknall Presbyterian Church
Time: 9:00am. Address: 1092 Perry Street. Venue phone: 919-760-5430. How Can Justice Heal? A Deeper Exploration of Restorative Justice and the Impact of Murder. The day will include: Panelists and speakers sharing their compelling personal experiences with the direct impact of murder and the ripple effects throughout communities; a provided community meal; Healing Circles to help us process and heal; and Workshops to equip us to act rightly. Event is from 9AM to 4PM.
11/15/10 Second Chance Fair Employment Story Telling Project Durham, NC Durham County Main Library Auditorium
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: no charge. Address: 300 N. Roxboro Street. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. The NC Justice Center’s “The Second Chance Fair Employment Story Telling Project” is an opportunity to hear from Reconciliation and Reentry partners and others with criminal records about their experience of the employment process. Former offenders also have the opportunity to participant in audio and video interviews that will be shared with citizens and policy makers. Many local groups, including Religious Coalition, are supporting the event. Please come support great participants in an important project to remove employment barriers for those with criminal records.
11/08/10 Prayer Vigil for David Anthony Taborn Sr. Durham, NC 1309 Hudson Street
Time: 6:00pm. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. Mr. Taborn was fatally shot in his home on March 25, 2008. He was 42 years old. The family requests your presence at the vigil. November 8th is the anniversary of Mr. Taborn’s birth. Pastor Todd Maberry of Triangle Refuge House Church will lead the vigil. All faiths and ages are welcome. *Directions to vigil: Take Broad Street north (towards North Pointe Dr.). Immediately after crossing over I-85 turn right onto Hudson Street (first street after bridge) and bear right at Haverford St. for a short distance until it becomes Hudson Street again. 1309 Hudson is on your right.
10/28/10 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Please join us for lunch at 107 N. Driver Street, corner of East Main, from noon to 1PM. All are welcome. Scott K. Proescholdbell, director of the NC Violent Death Reporting System, will present information about Durham County violent deaths and how the community may utilize public health data to prevent violence. We will also be honoring Deputy Chief of Police Jim Bjurstrom for his many years of service in Durham. Jim is retiring next month. Please join us to celebrate Jim’s steadfast leadership of community violence prevention!
09/25/10 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims – Fish Fry Fundraiser Durham, NC Parking lot of Ellis D Jones Funeral Directors
Time: 11:00am. Address: 419 Dowd St Durham, NC 27701. Venue phone: 919 477-3177 or 919 491-0821. Parents of Murdered Children Durham Chapter National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims Fish Fry Fundraiser. 11AM-4PM. MENU: Fish Dinners w/ 2 veggies and bread — will be serving chicken and hot dogs for those who don’t eat fish.
09/23/10 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Durham’s District Attorney Tracey Cline will discuss the duties of the DA’s Office, the protection of victims’ rights, and how citizens may support their efforts. A question and answer session will follow.
09/22/10 LET’S FACE IT: Community Forum on Media Violence & Children Durham, NC Durham County Main Library
Time: 2:00am. Admission: $10.00. Address: 300 N. Roxboro Street. Venue phone: 919-403-7665. Studies find that media violence can slow our children’s functioning and increase violent behavior. Learn how to raise healthy children in a violent media world. Forum will be from 2PM-4PM. Cost includes materials and refreshments.
09/21/10 International Day of Prayer for Peace Durham, NC Sanctuary United Methodist Church
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2317 Chapel Hill Road, corner of Huron Street. We gather on the International Day of Prayer for Peace (Sept. 21), to share hopes, prayers and affirmations for the well-being and safety of faith-communities beyond our own, especially faith-communities of minority status under duress or danger in their society, here and around the world. The truly Divine at work in any faith-community is not served and glorified by hatred and threats, but by respect and caring toward each of our neighbors.
09/18/10 Prayer Vigil for RAYSHAUN COTTON Durham, NC 2713 Hinson Drive
Time: 3:00pm. Address: Directions from Roxboro Road: take East Club Boulevard east, turn left onto Glenbrook Drive (about nine streets on left from Roxboro Rd), then turn right onto Hinson Drive and go about 2.5 blocks to vigil site.. Venue phone: 919-358-1113. A Prayer Vigil to honor the life of Rayshaun Cotton will be held this Saturday, September 18, at 3PM, at 2713 Hinson Drive, Durham, NC. Mr. Cotton was shot on March 8 and died from his wounds on March 10, 2010. He was 29 years old. The family requests your presence at the vigil. Reverend Clarence Laney of Moument of Faith Church will lead the vigil.  The purpose of the prayer vigil for homicide victim Rayshaun Cotton is to bring people together to honor his life, to offer comfort to his families, friends and neighbors, to pray for peace and healing, and to affirm the goodness of our community. All faiths and ages welcome. The vigil is sponsored by the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham in cooperation with the Cotton family.
09/11/10 Circle for Peace on the Anniversary of September 11 Durham, NC Durham Farmer’s Market, behind the crafters
Time: 9:30am. Admission: free of charge. Address: 501 Foster Street. Venue phone: Marilyn Hartman at 919-403-0627, marilyndhartman@gmailcom. The Eno River Buddhist Community’s Socially Engaged Practice Group, the Religious Coalition and others invite you to sit in silence on anniversary of Sept 11, from 9:30am-11am. We come together in prayer to extend peace and well-being to all people.
09/02/10 Capital Restorative Justice Project SPECIAL PREVIEW OF PBS FILM Durham Carolina Theatre of Durham
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free of charge. Address: 309 W. Morgan St., Durham, 27701. Special screening of PBS/WNET documentary “No Tomorrow” by Roger Weisberg and Vanessa Roth. The film focuses on the murder of Risa Bejarano, the principle subject of their previous film “Aging Out” about teenagers leaving foster care and how the film would effect the sentence of death or life.
08/26/10 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Diane Jones, co-chair of Durham Chapter of Parents of Murdered Victims (POMC), will discuss the importance of community support for victims’ survivors and opportunities for involvement. On September 25th, POMC will observe the 2010 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims with a community Fish Fry to raise funds for the chapter’s activities at 419 Dowd Street from 11AM-4PM. Please mark your calendar. Contact Ms. Jones at 919-491-0821 for details.
07/22/10 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Chaplain Ralph Thompson, executive director of Emergency Chaplains, will present their services and witness to those in crisis in Durham. Emergency Chaplains is a non-profit organization that offers pastoral care for First Responders, chaplaincy response to crisis calls, and faith-based counseling services. All are welcome. Luncheon ends at 1:00PM.
01/27/10 COMMUNITY LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE Durham, NC Shepherds House United Methodist Church
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: free of charge. Box office: 919-358-1113. Address: 107 N. Driver Street. Ann Oshel, Director, Durham System of Care of The Durham Center, will discuss “The BECOMING Project” for Durham’s youth (16-21) with serious mental illness and other impairments to assist them with successful transition to adulthood. All are welcome. We meet from 12PM-1PM.