Since 1965, my first year of medical school, I knew that coal kills (see Alan Lockwood's The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health). Since 1989, when I read Bill McKibben's The End of Nature, I knew that climate change was the most serious threat to humanity and … [Read more...] about North Carolina Beyond Coal
Please join a broad coalition of concerned citizens, business leaders, local elected officials and people of faith Wednesday, June 27, at 6:15 pm, across the street from the Governor's Mansion, 200 North Blount Street in Raleigh for a rally and press conference. Many will … [Read more...] about Rally at the Governor’s Mansion for a Fracking Veto
The North Carolina Council of Churches advocates for just and compassionate public policy in North Carolina, and North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light, a program of the Council, brings that advocacy work to issues of climate change and energy. We recognize that while … [Read more...] about Put Your Faith into Action — Join the Public Policy Advocacy Team!
By denying a federal permit to the Keystone XL pipeline, the Obama administration has taken a vital step in the ongoing effort to protect the environment. NC Interfaith Power and Light and other like-minded organizations have vehemently opposed the pipeline, which would run from … [Read more...] about Permit for Canada to Texas Pipeline Denied
As 2012 begins to unfold, I am called to reflect on the amazing world wide pro-democracy movements that were birthed to everyone’s surprise in 2011. Three of the legislative advocacy initiatives of the NC Council of Churches are implicitly connected to this prodemocracy movement … [Read more...] about Connecting the Dots in 2012