Charlotte Campus Hosts National Baptist Convention's H.O.P.E. Conference
September 3, 2013
Gordon-Conwell—Charlotte is hosting the second annual Health Outreach Prevention Education (H.O.P.E) Conference as part of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBC) Annual Session, held in Charlotte, N.C., this year.
The Leadership Strategic Planning Conference and Health Ambassador Training, titled “The Merging of Faith and Health: Preparing God's People for Action," takes place September 3 and 4. Keynote speaker is Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
“We at Gordon-Conwell are delighted with the significant spiritual work of the H.O.P.E. Initiative. By addressing the health of the individual believer, they are addressing the health of the Church,” says Charlotte Campus Dean and Professor of Old Testament Dr. Timothy Laniak.
“It is an honor to host them and the NBC Convention while they are in Charlotte. We are especially honored that Acacia Salatti is here to bring us a national perspective from Washington during the luncheon on September 4.”
H.O.P.E., an initiative of NBC, “aims to bring HOPE to our communities as we take actions that will dramatically improve our health and positively impact our total well-being,” according to their website. The National Baptist Congress H.O.P.E. Initiative is a member of the national partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, United States Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health.