Like Esther, the NC Council of Churches finds itself heeding the call “for such a time as this.” Unlike Esther, we do not need an uncle to persuade us; we’ve been persuaded for the past 83 years, shifting our gaze as the clarion call for justice moves from issue to issue. The issues most pressing this month as I write to you are:
- Public Education
- Gun Violence Prevention
- Immigration and the Sanctuary Coalition
- NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture
- Medicaid Expansion
- Opioid Crisis
We are actively engaged in education leading to advocacy on each of these issues, all while maintaining our ongoing work in the important programs of:
- Partners in Health and Wholeness
- NC Interfaith Power and Light (Care for Creation)
Meanwhile, to help spread the good news about the Council, we’ve done some messaging on billboards across North Carolina–look for more to come this summer; regularly appeared in both traditional and social media; and sought opportunities to bring faith communities together to address the issues important to them. We hope more people will hear the echoes of this work and, through it, know the possibility of flourishing into God’s hope-filled future.
None of this can happen without dollars to pay staff, run the office, and put gas in the tank. With so many important matters before us, it is quite easy for you to tailor your contribution to your particular passion. If your passion is to support the most pressing needs of the Council, we’ll put that money to good use.
Thanks in advance for joining us in this good work for such a time as this.
Please click here if you’d like to donate online. Your gifts are also welcome at: NCCC, 27 HORNE Street, Raleigh, 27607. The NC Council of Churches is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.