Without the support of individuals, the work of the Council could not continue as it exists today. Your donation helps us be an ally to the “othered” whether that’s immigrants, farmworkers, and refugees; those who suffer the health consequences of poverty and neglect; those impacted by a changing climate, gun violence, or the lack of access to the ballot box; or anyone who faces discrimination because society treats them as less than.
Your financial contribution helps us be a faithful, progressive voice for all God’s children.
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The introduction to this year’s appeal letter is below.
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
May 13, 2016
We don’t hear a lot about love these days. We hear about walls to contain “them.” We hear about the unreasonable expense of providing healthcare for all. We hear about bathrooms, even though we’re not really talking about bathrooms. But none of that is about love.
Confronted with a trick question, Jesus didn’t hesitate to state definitively what rests at the heart of every other single thing he taught us – everything. Love God. Love each other. End of story.
But not quite. A lot of the people who defend their actions or inactions wrapped in the cloak of Christianity seem to have missed that part about loving one another.
We at the NC Council of Churches continue to tell the story of Jesus through the work we do with your help. We are the voice of progressive Christianity in North Carolina that talks about inclusion versus exclusion, service to all rather than service to some, respect and dignity for everyone.
Read the full 2016 Spring Appeal Letter here. To see this year’s appeal insert on being an ally to the othered, click here. For information on being a Covenant Partner, click here. For printed copies of either handbill, contact Ashley Yohman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-828-6501.