Can strong religious faith and successful business practices be compatible? Dan Cathy believes they are, and he’s bringing that message to the Triangle later this month. Cathy is President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based fast food chain. The fast-growing chain just opened its first-ever 2-story restaurant earlier this year, in Raleigh’s Cameron Village. Cathy, son of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Triangle Leadership Breakfast on June 20th in Cary. The event is sponsored each year by CBMC, the Christian Business Men’s Committee. Your Humble Blogger has been asked to emcee the event. More details about it here.
Dan Cathy is also scheduled to speak the following morning at Raleigh’s Hope Community Church. More information about that event here. His topic for both speeches, “Living Out Your Faith in the Marketplace.”
A coalition of faith groups will put on their walking shoes this Sunday (June 10th) in Hillsborough, for the Orange Congregations in Mission Walk for Hunger. Registration begins at 2pm and the walk will start at 3. They’ll begin at First Baptist Church on W. King Street and proceed to Gold Park. Proceeds benefit programs such as Meals on Wheels and Samaritan Relief.
Duke University’s Muslim Chaplain, Abdullah Antepli, writes movingly of his recent visit to Nazi death camps in Poland and Germany in an on-line blog post. Imam Antepli has made improved Jewish-Muslim relations one of his major causes.
When a church on Thomasville, NC, was vandalized a few days ago, a reporter covering the story actually became a part of the story. Here's the link.