‘Soak’ it up in prayer

CHARLOTTE — On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, Charlotte 24-7 offers space for LGBT community members of faith to attend its LGBT-inclusive Bridge Initiative’s SOAK at 6 p.m. at 512 E. 15th St. in NoDa.

Enjoy coffee, music and connecting with “a crazy-good God.”

On March 6-8, they will open their doors for prayer and meditation during the National Week of Prayer for HIV/AIDS. 24-7 says that “the space will be filled with global and national stories and stats and all the fuel needed to help you get informed and dive in and engage God in the kind of conversation that could lead to the eventual halt, healing and eradication of HIV AIDS in our generation.”

For more information, visit charlotte24-7.com.

Radio show ‘defines marriage’

CHARLOTTE — WFAE 90.7, a local National Public Radio affiliate, will host a “Public Conversations” forum on the proposed anti-gay marriage amendment on March 29 at McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but an RSVP is encouraged.

This is part of an ongoing series on topical issues. “The goal is to create comfortable settings that encourage a stimulating and enlightening exchange of ideas,” WFAE said. They want “to serve as a catalyst for community dialogue. Participants are encouraged to engage in conversation with a cross-section of community representatives, expert panelists and with each other.”

For more information, email Mark Rumsey via email at publicconversations@wfae.org or visit wfae.org.

Lainey Millen

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