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Monday October 18th

Inter-Faith Council


	The University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street is one of many faith-based organizations being honored.

IFC marks 50 years

The Inter-Faith Council, which runs Chapel Hill’s homeless shelters, will celebrate its 50th anniversary tonight by honoring the people and organizations that have helped it thrive.

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Juan Tuset, 2011 UNC Global Studies major and Hispanic and Latino/Latina Studies minor, prepares a grocery cart for a family for the month.  Tuset works at the IFC as the new director of Hispanic outreach.  He says he enjoys working for IFC because they are "doing things to mitigate the rigors of poverty," especially here in the Chapel Hill area.

Working to provide holiday meals for homeless

With Thanksgiving approaching fast, Juan Tuset wants to make sure all Hispanic residents in need receive enough information to register for a holiday meal. And because of his efforts to bring together the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service and the local Hispanic homeless community and in-need Spanish speakers, he might see that goal achieved.

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Openness is their business: The committee created to foster discussion must be transparent

Transparency matters with issues as contentious as the homeless shelter’s move down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. An outreach committee seeking to increase communication between opponents and supporters of this move took a step in the right direction by taking the town council’s recommendation of adding members. But numbers alone won’t make this committee as open as it should be.

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