BY WILLONA STALLINGS FOR THE RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER
The 26th Annual Emerging Issues Forum in downtown Raleigh on Feb. 7 and 8 focused specifically on new and promising innovations in health care. Throughout the forum, there was one group in particular that seemed to get a lot of attention – churches.
It was gratifying to hear our most recognized and respected leaders in health care and politics talk about the value of North Carolina’s faith community, something that we at the N.C. Council of Churches have always known. In 2009, we developed a faith-based health initiative called Partners in Health and Wholeness, designed to promote health as a faith issue and to provide congregations with the resources and tools to lead healthier lifestyles.
May we continue to put our faith to action and set a positive example for others in the community to follow, demonstrating that our bodies are God’s temple and that we strive to live an abundant life of health and wholeness.