Learn all about Durham’s oldest Muslim community by checking out Building Bridges through Good Faith, the latest exhibit at the Museum of Durham History (500 W Main St). The Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center (formerly Muhammad’s Mosque #34) was founded in the 1950s and is still an important fixture in the West End community. The exhibit will explore the Center’s economic, political, and cultural impact on Durham and will be on display through Friday, August 10. The museum’s hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm and Sundays 1–5pm. Free admission; call 919-246-9993 or click here for more info.
Close friends and families of homicide victims are invited to attend the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s Circles of Hope and Healing on Thursday, July 5, 6–8pm, at the Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church (107 N Driver St, corner of Driver and Main, back entrance). These calm healing sessions are led by a professionally trained “circle keeper.” Dinner follows each session; this is a free event. Contact Ben Haas at 919-358-1113 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. (Another Circles of Hope and Healing session will be held on August 2.)
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, July 6, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). The group will enjoy a Shishi Israeli Shabbat Potluck with Moishe House Triangle. The JCC Men’s Group will meet on Friday, July 6, 10–11:30am with a special Getting to Know You program. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to see the July calendar.
A free Learn Basic Qur’an Reading for Beginners class will be offered to adults by Imam Mowlid Ali on Saturday, July 7, 2–4pm, at Jamaat Ibad Ar Rahman (3034 Fayetteville St). Call 919-683-5593 or click here for more info.
St. Titus’ Episcopal Church (400 Moline St) will host a Pauli Murray Commemorative Service on Monday, July 9, 7–8:30pm. Join the congregation, visitors, and the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina as they celebrate the legacy of the Rev Dr Pauli Murray, attorney, civil rights activist, author, and Episcopal saint. Free admission; visit the Facebook event page for more info.
The Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South holds a monthly meeting, The Art of Conscious Aging, for “women of a certain age.” The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 11:30am–2pm, at the Colony Hills Clubhouse (3060 Colony Rd). This is an open group and there are no membership fees. Bring a bag lunch and be prepared to enjoy yourself and join in the conversation. Call 919-683-1236 or write to email@example.com for more information.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and Emmaus Way Church are cosponsoring a Resilience for Activists workshop on Saturday, July 21, 9:30am–12:30pm, at Calvary United Methodist Church (304 E Trinity Ave). Margaret Benefiel, practicing Quaker and executive director of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, will lead the workshop. Get pointers on avoiding burnout and cultivating your inner life in order to gain resilience and the ability to “bounce back.” Use your own life experiences on which to base your reflections. The cost to attend is supported by the Shalem Institute, but donations are welcome. Reserve your spot by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 16.
The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham’s next Community Luncheon Roundtable will be held in Shepherd’s House United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall (107 N Driver St); enter through the back entrance) on Thursday, July 26, noon–1pm. Discuss community issues and forge partnerships with others who want to work toward change. Lunch is free, thanks to CORE Catering. Call Ben Haas at 919-358-1113 or click here for more info.
The JCC Women’s and Men’s Groups will hold a joint meeting on Friday, August 6, 10–11:30am, at the Levin Jewish Community Center (1937 W Cornwallis Rd). Daniel Knutson will give a talk on the History of Immigration. Call 919-354-4936 or click here to see the July calendar.
Durham Congregations in Action won’t hold an Assembly Supper this month. The next one will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 5:45–7pm, at First Presbyterian Church (305 E Main St). The topic will be MLK, Worker Rights, and Labor Sabbath. Seven dollars will cover the cost for dinner; reserve your space by calling 919-688-2036 or by writing to email@example.com by Friday, August 17 (you can also pay online at dcia.org or at the door).
Various houses of worship provide groceries at no charge for people in need, and Durham Congregations in Action has a calendar showing where you can go to get help. Just click on the buttons below:
Here’s where you can get some groceries.
Here’s where you can go if you need emergency shelter.
Here’s where you can go if you and your family are in need of clothing:
And here’s where you can go for a free, hot meal: