Faith-Based Community Action
The North Carolina Black Alliance (NCBA) is committed to working with faith-based organizations to address political and social justice issues that impact our communities. NCBA has consistently worked to convene and cultivate Black Elected Officials across North Carolina to centralize collective power. NCBA has also addressed policy and economic issues to enhance black communities and build local black political infrastructure. We do this by engaging Black faith spaces, Divine 9 Greek lettered organizations, and collegiate campus-based organizations as a means to cultivate leadership development for youth. These actions have empowered us as an organization to address policy and economic issues to enhance black communities and promote systemic policy change.
It is for this reason that we believe that Black faith spaces are integral to this work. Black faith spaces have been at the forefront of the black liberation movement, from its roots in the “hush harbors,” where secret worship and anti-slavery resistance movements were formed, to its role in the Civil Rights, Voting Rights, and Black Power movements. This history has compelled us to work alongside faith-based organizations to create safe spaces, provide opportunities, and cultivate leadership skills for faith leaders to politically empower the communities they serve.
Eat. Work. Pray. Organize.
Sunday Stroll is a movement that is rooted in the Black Church tradition of Souls to the Poll. In the South, cultural practices like porch sitting and walks after Sunday dinner have always been an integral part of our communities. By embracing these practices, we can bring back the spirit of community organizing that was so prevalent in past movements. The Sunday Stroll initiative will activate local Black churches, encouraging their congregations to go out into their communities biweekly after Sunday services to canvas for voter ID and get out the vote literature. Before the canvass, refreshments and water will be provided, and strollers will have access to training to prepare them for their important work.
Faith-Based Engagement Blog
The North Carolina Black Alliance and Advance Carolina are deeply disappointed in the final budget, as it fails to truly provide what North Carolinians, especially our Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, and Pacific Islander, low-income, and other marginalized communities actually need.
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