As 2019 winds down, we are eagerly anticipating 2020! Yes, it is a big election year, but it is also the 85th Anniversary of the North Carolina Council of Churches. You can join us in regional celebrations across the state from March through July and then journey to Raleigh for the grand event next fall. With art and music and a documentary about the Council’s first 85 years, there is much to glean going forward. More information will be coming to you as we move into 2020, the Year of Perfect Vision.
In the present, among the many Council initiatives, here are just two highlights to share with your communities.
- The Opioid Crisis: The Faith Community Responds involves people of faith in a compassionate response to the opioid crisis in N.C. Demand for these sessions has exceeded capacity, prompting us to continue it into next year. To learn more, contact email@example.com.
- Public Education: Shifting the Narrative partners with faith communities already invested in their local schools to help them engage in “shifting narratives” about the value of public education for all our children. To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, our work continues in:
- Care for Creation—helping faith communities address climate change on the local level.
- Ecumenical Immigration Alliance—additionally coordinating the Sanctuary Coalition.
- Partners in Health and Wholeness—helping faith communities promote healthy living.
- Raising Wages Campaign—returning minimum wage to a living wage.
- Gun Violence Prevention—working for laws that protect N.C.
- Torture Awareness—confessing N.C.’s role in the CIA rendition and torture program.
Some of the Council’s work is funded by our member denominations and some by grants, but increasingly, we depend on the contributions of donors like you who are passionate about the justice imperatives found in the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament gospel. Please join us as we bring that voice to bear on the public square.
Peace of Christ,
P.S. Our great staff is always eager to bring our programs and resources to where you are. Don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s an issue about which you’d like to know more.
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