On the eve of this mid-term blue moon election, I write to share with you some of the ways the North Carolina Council of Churches continues to champion the non-partisan voice of the Old Testament prophets and the New Testament gospel.
In October, we partnered with the N.C. UMC Board of Church and Society to host Richard Rothstein, the author of The Color of Law. This book lays out the deep infection of racial inequality across our country and offers us the opportunity to see where the symptoms of this infection present themselves in our own neighborhoods, schools, and governing structures. Our re-energized Public Education Committee and the launch of our initiative in June, Faith Leaders for Public Education, made this the right time for Professor Rothstein’s insight.
If you have attended or hosted one of our statewide Public Education workshops, we are grateful for your willingness to move the conversation about our schools from charity to justice. We hope more faith communities will join this effort and become advocates for the needs of our students, teachers, and administrators in each of our local communities. More information is here.
Another initiative about which you will hear more in the coming days, and that might remind you of some of our good work in the mid-2000s, is the project, NC No Torture. Following on the heels of the
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t call your attention to all the energy we expended educating the public about the 6 amendments to
We continue to engage the issues you’ve come to expect. If you find yourself feeling a sense of dis-ease about the values of the public square, we invite you to join our work or continue your participation with us. Unite with us on the things mentioned above or on one of these current issues:
- Immigration and Sanctuary—stand in solidarity with our neighbors
- Opioid Crisis—shift our rhetoric from crime to recovery
- Gun Violence Prevention—work for laws that protect N.C.
Participation can include serving on a committee or task force, joining us for public events, or sending money. The work of the Council is as important as it has ever been. Join us in the work with your time, talent, and treasure.
Peace of Christ,
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