The Advocacy Committee seeks to help First Presbyterian learn about the challenges facing our neighbors in Charlotte and to inform the congregation about opportunities for addressing those challenges, both individually and as a church.
Our six main areas of advocacy are listed below. You can click into each topic page to learn more about each. We also have a searchable resources section for you to learn on your own time.
Homelessness + Housing
Housing stability is a crucial part of upward mobility. What are the challenges in Charlotte, and how can we address them?
Plowshares Book Group
Through discussions of challenging books, we hope to learn more about the needs in our community while deepening relationships with each other.
Equity in Education
Quality education provides opportunities to move out of poverty. What are the barriers to equitable access and how can we help remove them?
Climate Change is among the largest challenges ever faced by humanity. We must mitigate its effects by addressing the root cause.
Anti-racism is the active endorsement of policies and ideas, by individuals and institutions that lead to racial equity.
Gun Violence Prevention
As followers of Christ, we can support initiatives to reduce gun violence and lessen its impact on our neighbors in Charlotte.
We want to understand challenges, amplify voices, explore opportunities, and take action within our community. Below is a list of resources to help you learn and grow.
Shell Plant: Charlotte Mecklenburg Story
How Do We Know Climate Change Is Real?
Supreme Court Justice Jackson’s dissent against the recent affirmative action ruling
The Commercial Dispatch: Mississippi’s reading ‘miracle’ may need work to be sustained
Charlotte Region Housing Outlook Discussion Highlights Challenges, Promotes Solutions
New Duke University study: Big, unresolved problems continue to plague NC’s school voucher program
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