FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9/9/2020
CHURCHES TO HOST “PUBLIC EDUCATION ADVOCACY AND FAITH: WHY THE CHURCH SHOULD CARE” EVENT
RALEIGH, N.C. – Pastors for NC Children is co-hosting a public education advocacy event with The United Methodist Advocates for Public Schools (UMAPS) from Saint Francis United Methodist Church in Cary and the UMAPS Team of the NC Conference of The United Methodist Church. The virtual event will take place on Wednesday, September 16 to emphasize the importance of public education advocacy and faith. “Public Education Advocacy and Faith: Why the Church Should Care” will be held over Zoom from 7-8:30 p.m.
“The health and viability of public schools in North Carolina is at a crossroads,” said Bill Stagner, leader of the Saint Francis United Methodist Church’s UMAPS Team. “This timely and stimulating program will educate citizens about the critical need for adequate and equitable public school funding.”
The event will have several guest speakers including Bishop Hope Morgan Ward from the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. Other speakers will include Rev. Paul Robeson Ford, Lynn Edmonds, and Kris Nordstrom. Discussions will be focused on the importance of church advocacy for equity in public schools. Speakers will suggest actions to accomplish the vision of every child in North Carolina having a sound basic education through public education.
Pastors for NC Children is a nonprofit organization that aims to mobilize faith leaders to advocate for justice in North Carolina public schools. They encourage faith communities to help provide “wrap-around” care to local schools, principals, teachers, staff, and school children. Pastors for NC Children also advocates for children by supporting our free, public education system, promotes social justice and equity for children, and advances legislation that enriches North Carolina children, families, and communities.
To learn more about the “Public Education Advocacy and Faith: Why the Church Should Care” event or the Pastors for NC Children mission, visit pastorsforncchildren.org, visit @Pastors4NCKids on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or call 919-346-6194. Event registration and details can be found using the links below.
- Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-education-advocacy-and-faith-why-the-church-should-care-tickets-113629139816.
- Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/310285970319392/
- Website Event Page: https://pastorsforncchildren.org/home/events/forum916/.
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Contact: Suzanne Miller
Executive Director of Pastors for NC Children