The North Carolina Council of Churches has been committed to public education issues since the Council’s beginning. Initial efforts addressed segregation, and in more recent years, the Council’s Public Education Committee has provided resources for churches to observe a Public Education Sabbath in support of both children and those who teach them.
In 2010, the Council formed a Resegregation Task Force to address that issue in some of the state’s largest school districts, Wake and Charlotte-Mecklenburg counties, as well as Wayne and New Hanover counties and elsewhere. The Task Force is led by Steve Hickle, pastor of Raleigh’s Fairmont United Methodist Church, and Joseph C. Brown Sr., a Presiding Elder in the A.M.E Zion Church, and chair of the Public Education Committee. For more information on the Committee or Task Force, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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