Family North Carolina Summer 2013


The North Carolina Family Policy Council publishes a quarterly magazine, Family North Carolina. A one-year subscription is available for a suggested donation of $16Click here to subscribe online or write the North Carolina Family Policy Council at: PO. Box 20607, Raleigh, NC 27619. You may also call us at 919-807-0800 or email us at

About This Issue

AT ISSUE: Why We Do What We Do

Times of transition often include opportunities to reevaluate and refocus. Such is the case with the North Carolina Family Policy Council over the last few months. With our first major leadership change in two decades, our organization has embraced the opportunity to evaluate, discuss, and remember our priorities, and why we do what we do. […] READ MORE

Feature Story

Life and Liberty

To appreciate the significance of the right to life, one must understand the definition and origin of natural rights. A “right” is a legal entitlement to have something. Natural “rights” are rights inherent in man, which cannot be bestowed on or extinguished by man or by government. READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Marriage and the Common Good

Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, and it is no wonder that, when they cooperate, they produce the best results for society, including a thriving economy and healthy government. READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Founding Principles

The debate over whether America was founded on Biblical principles rages in our day. A further debate is whether Christians ought to be involved in politics. Many who engage in these debates—on both sides—sometimes do not take the time or make the effort to fully investigate the history of this great nation. Some Christians take […] READ MORE

Spotlight Story

Freedom and Responsibility

The success of the great American experiment depends upon a virtuous and educated citizenry. This dependence is necessitated by the myriad of responsibilities that are associated with liberty. As George Bernard Shaw said, “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” This fundamental relationship between liberty and responsibility that the Founders weaved into […] READ MORE