Emerging Issues Forum

ReCONNECT Faith Leader Resources

Rural faith leaders from around North Carolina joined IEI for the last of our ReCONNECT series. In fall 2020, we expanded our Forum to three meetings about critical issues during the pandemic. Our final Forum, ReCONNECT to for the Future, brought faith and state leaders together around community capacity sessions. The following resources helped round out the faith leader’s experiences at our meetings and action steps after. If you have questions or ideas, contact Rural Faith Program Manager Kylie Foley at kdfoley@ncsu.edu. 


Impact on Higher Education and the Future of Work

The Covid 19-Pandemic Has Changed Education Forever Article

My Future NC

Single Stop 


A Digitally Inclusive North Carolina

Digitally Inclusive Congregation Asset Mapping

NC Digital Inclusion Plan Template and Guide

Technology and Relationships Living Room Conversation


Mental Health & Well-Being

Mental Health Faith Community Resources

IEI’s Mental Health Resource Guide

Mental Health Living Room Conversation

PHW’s Sacred Series Toolkit: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Faith Community


ReConnect To Move Forward

Community Capacity Session Notes, Resources, and Session Guide

The Time is Now: Findings from IEI’s Three-year ‘ReCONNECT NC’ Project