In September, the Council had the opportunity to partner with Americans United for Separation of Church and State on a series of trainings across North Carolina called “Keeping Sacred Spaces Sacred.”
Bill Mefford, who helped lead the sessions, recapped the week for the Americans United website. He wrote in part:
Houses of worship are most meaningful in people’s lives when they are spaces dedicated to ministering to those in the congregation and communities where they are located. This does not mean that faith communities are banned from any kind of political engagement – far from it! People of faith have, in many instances, led the struggles for justice and must continue to play an important role to ensure that all people have the right to believe, or not believe, whatever they want, so long as they don’t harm anyone.
Council leaders were grateful for the chance to collaborate on such important work.