The 2023 Legislative Seminar proved to be a platform for education, discussion, and inspiration, made possible by all of you who participated. Participants and organizers left feeling energized and motivated. Among the many remarkable moments, the presentation of the Faith Active in Public Life Award to Governor Roy Cooper stood out as a shining example of dedication and inspiration rooted in faith.
As we reflect on the success of the 2023 Legislative Seminar, we remind you of our lunchtime call to action. Please reach out to your elected officials and encourage them to attend the Council’s Legislative Prayer Breakfast on June 6, 7:30 a.m., in the Legislative Building cafeteria. This event provides an opportunity for members of the N.C. General Assembly to engage in dialogue with religious denominational leaders and members of the North Carolina Council of Churches Governing Board and staff. Find your representative here to invite them to join us.
The presentation of the Faith Active In Public Life Award to Governor Roy Cooper recognizes his unwavering commitment to a North Carolina where all people flourish, an ideal we believe is grounded in his faith commitments. Through the years, this award has sought to acknowledge those who draw inspiration from their religious beliefs to champion the principles of justice. We are grateful to Governor Cooper for the inspiring words he shared upon receiving this award.
Throughout the seminar, participants engaged in crucial discussions that ignited a unique conversation, one that fosters policy change through the lens of faith. Guided by expert speakers, workshop sessions immersed participants in practical knowledge and profound insight into the latest policy discussions. With a diverse range of topics catered to individuals of varying experience levels, the seminar left everyone enriched, empowered, and eager to effect positive transformations in their communities.
The success of the Legislative Seminar was made possible by the participation and support of all attendees. We express our gratitude to everyone who contributed to this event, especially the workshop presenters, church staff, videographers, and Council staff members who worked tirelessly to bring it to fruition.
Looking back on the seminar, we take pride in its accomplishments and highlight the importance of refracting policy through the lens of faith for meaningful change. Together, we can continue to make a difference in our communities, creating space for equity and justice.
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