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MeckMin’s community conversations to continue Monday at Myers Park church

Pete Peery, interim pastor at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, shakes hands with C. Renee Jarrett before the start of "We Need to Talk Community Conversations for Healing & Change" held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church Oxford Hall July 6
Pete Peery, interim pastor at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, shakes hands with C. Renee Jarrett before the start of "We Need to Talk Community Conversations for Healing & Change" held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church Oxford Hall July 6 rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

MeckMin, an interfaith group with about 100 member congregations, will sponsor the latest in its series of community dialogues at 7 p.m. Monday in Oxford Hall at Myers Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place.

The series – “We Need to Talk: Community Conversations for Healing & Change” – began in the wake of the shootings at a church in Charleston. The 90-minute public gatherings will continue every Monday night through Aug. 31 and alternate between sites in west Charlotte and Myers Park.

The discussions center on race and faith. More than 300 people gathered for the first event in late June, including leaders of multiple faiths.

The next discussion, to be held July 27, will be held at Johnson C. Smith University in the Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union. Tim Funk

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