Charleston: Metanoia with Bill Stanfield
Metanoia Community Development Corporation is a movement of people rooted in faith. They invest in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establish quality housing and generate economic development in North Charleston, South Carolina. They are pushing forward into new relationships with God and one another to create strong communities.
This series in the “Faith & Justice” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects initiative. In “Faith & Justice,” we tell the stories of the people and organizations that are helping to bend the “arc of moral justice” toward justice and transforming communities. Additional series on this topic include Charlotte: QC Family Tree with Greg and Helms Jarrell.
This series is written by Jeff Brumley. Photos are by Stephen B. Morton.
In this series, we learn what happens when a community rejects traditional concepts of charity but instead taps the existing human and physical resources of a community to identify and address systemic challenges.
Ultimately, for Metanoia, seeking justice in North Charleston means doing the work this way is viewing a community from God’s perspective. It’s the idea that ‘God don’t make junk.’
View the photo gallery to see for yourself.
Seed money to launch our Storytelling Projects initiative and our initial series of projects has been provided through generous grants from the Christ Is Our Salvation Foundation and the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. For information about underwriting opportunities for Storytelling Projects, contact David Wilkinson, BNG’s executive director and publisher, at [email protected] or 336.865.2688.