As December begins, we make the transition from a time of thanksgiving to a season of anticipation. The Council has much to be grateful for this year. Talented and dynamic newcomers have joined our already excellent staff. We have been warmly welcomed into new offices at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church and celebrated the Council’s 75th anniversary with services at Duke Chapel. We have done work across the state on immigration, using the documentary film “Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos” to open dialogue and encourage discussion. Our efforts for peace, for health care reform, and to inspire members of congregations to be healthier have touched lives from Asheville to the Outer Banks. And our October Care of Creation Seminar in Greensboro brought together activists committed to the health of the planet God has entrusted to us.
It has been an exciting time, and the financial support of individuals has been vital to making that possible. If you have already given in response to the fall appeal letter penned by David LaMotte, thank you for helping us continue to do the work of the Council.
If you have not yet responded, we hope that you will. Now more than ever, your donation helps us speak for the “least of these,” and our voices have rarely been more needed. Our work has a renewed urgency as many of the programs and people we advocate for may be at greater risk. We expect to do even more on their behalf.
Moving forward, the Council will continue the work it has done for three-quarters of a century, for peace, for social justice and for Christian unity. We invite you to move forward with us.
— George Reed, Executive Director