GREENSBORO, NC — The North Carolina Council of Churches is excited to announce the upcoming event, “Trusting Women and Empowering Equity,” scheduled for October 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 400 W. Radiance Dr., Greensboro.
This event will delve into crucial topics surrounding reproductive justice and faith, featuring a keynote address by the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters, a Presbyterian minister and renowned social ethicist. Dr. Peters, author of Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice, will explore the intersectionality of reproductive justice and faith, emphasizing the significance of women’s agency, and examining the far-reaching societal implications of the ongoing struggle for women’s autonomy. She will refract these matters through the lens of Christianity, providing tangible ways for faith practitioners to talk about abortion as a healthcare decision.
In addition to Dr. Peters’ presentation, attendees will gain valuable insights into the efforts and initiatives of the North Carolina Council of Churches in advocating for social justice and equity. The event will provide an overview of the organization’s work related to reproductive rights and women’s health.
“We believe this event is a crucial step in fostering a deeper understanding of women’s rights through the lens of faith,” said the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Copeland, Executive Director at the North Carolina Council of Churches.
To participate in this enriching evening, attendees are encouraged to register through the provided link: bit.ly/trustwomenempowerequity.
Founded in 1935, the North Carolina Council of Churches enables denominations, congregations, and people of faith to impact our state on issues such as racial equity, farmworker rights, environment, LGBTQ+ rights, economic justice and development, human well-being, equality, compassion and peace, following the example and mission of Jesus Christ. The Council is made of 26 distinct judicatories from 18 denominations. Across the state, our members have over 6,200 congregations. For more information about the Council’s 85-year history, visit www.ncchurches.org. To stay up to date on progressive, faith-based news, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Copeland
North Carolina Council of Churches
(919) 828-6501 Ext. 101