Please note that these links are provided for reference only, and do not imply endorsement by the NC Council of Churches.
Friends & Allies
Action for Children is a statewide child advocacy organization, dedicated to educating and engaging all people across the state to ensure that our children are healthy, safe, well-educated and have every opportunity for success.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. The Area Office of the Carolinas, located in Greensboro, coordinates three main programs: the NC Immigrant Rights Program, Carolinas Peace and Economic Justice Program, and the Friends Humanitarian Response Program (in High Point, NC). These programs each attempt to find alternative solutions to social problems based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
A national voluntary health agency dedicated to reducing death and disability from heart disease and stroke through community awareness and advocacy.
The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves.
Churches Uniting in Christ is a relationship among ten Christian communions that have pledged to live more closely together in expressing their unity in Christ and to combat racism together.
FaithAction International House is a nonprofit charitable organization supported by those individuals and religious congregations that share our vision of an equitable and inclusive community: many cultures, one people.
A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in congregations through the promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and conservation. IPL focuses on tangible results in congregations–putting our faith into action. This work includes educating congregations and helping them buy energy efficient lights and appliances, providing energy audits and implementing the recommendations, encouraging people to buy more fuel efficient vehicles and to drive less, supporting renewable energy development through “greentags,” working on large-scale renewable energy installation projects such as rooftop solar and advocating for sensible energy and global warming policy.
A coalition dedicated to improving the health of North Carolinians by advocating for policies that promote wellness and reduce the impact of tobacco use and obesity.
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s member faith groups — from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches — include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation. Click a topic below or scroll down to find details.
National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) is a faith based organization which supports farm workers as they organize for justice and empowerment. Grounded in faith, NFWM works side by side with farm workers throughout the country, organizing vigils, picketing, coordinating boycotts and educating constituents.
Fair Share builds local and state campaigns to win concrete improvements and greater influence. Over the past twenty years, (NCFS) has successfully focused on issue campaigns that have won new state policies that make concrete changes for large populations of low income North Carolinians.
Use this web site as a tool to track bills, find and communicate with your State House and Senate representatives, and follow meetings and issues before the General Assembly.
The Justice Center is in business to bring about concrete, real world progress in the fight to end poverty and bring about economic justice in North Carolina. We measure success not just by the volume of work we produce, but by the tangible changes to the lives of people and the state law and public policy reforms that our work helps bring about.
N.C. Peace Action, a state affiliate of Peace Action, is a grassroots membership organization whose mission is to educate and advocate for an end to the arms race, the elimination of nuclear weapons, and the construction of a world of peace and justice
A statewide nonprofit organization that works to reduce preventable illnesses caused by poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use.
The Council has long been committed to ending the death penalty and is now working for a moratorium on executions to allow for a study of the state’s capital punishment system. A 2001 study sponsored by the Council and the Common Sense Foundation found racial bias in how the death penalty was assigned. People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, a former affiliate of the Council, is now an independent organization working on this issue.
The Regeneration Project is an interfaith ministry devoted to deepening the connection between ecology and faith. It created the national Interfaith Power & Light campaign, to which it currently devotes all its resources.
Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. SAF works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Carolinas and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system. Since 1992, we have engaged thousands of students, farmworker youth, and community members in the farmworker movement.
The WCC brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians
YES! is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. The Healthy Vessels Program is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative that provides training and technical assistance to faith-based youth groups that are committed to working towards localized policy change to improve access to healthy foods and increase physical fitness.
Haw River Films graciously produced and filmed this Public Service Announcement explaining the dangers of child labor in agriculture: harvestofdignity.org