In 2017, Latino leaders from Camino Community Center, Atrium Health, Novant Health and Enlace got together to organize the Latino Clergy Conference entitled “The Role of the Faith Leaders in Building a Healthy Community.” The goal was to create a space for the Latino pastors and faith leaders to have a conversation about the roles they and their congregations play in building a healthy community, and how they can share Jesus’ message to “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself” as part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Movement to promote inclusion, equity and upward mobility for all.
As a result of this conference, a group of Latino pastors, faith leaders from over 20 Latino Congregations, and community leaders from the above organizations started meeting in 2018 to continue working together to create the Latino Clergy Faith and Health Coalition. Together, the Coalition is working to empower the Latino faith community to share God’s love and participate in building a healthy, equitable and inclusive community in Mecklenburg County.
In 2018, the Latino Clergy Faith and Health Coalition began partnering with the broader FORCLT network of churches, creating broader connection and collaboration with churches outside the Latino community.
If you are interested in learning more and becoming a part of this network, please email us at the information to the right.