Christian Action League will host event September 19-21, at the Cardinal Club
By L.A. Williams, Correspondent
Christian Action League
RALEIGH — Experts from across the country as well as around the corner will gather in the state capital this month with a common goal — curbing alcohol’s negative effects on society and dealing with the misery caused by its abuse.
The Christian Action League, led by the Rev. Mark Creech, who is also president elect of the American Council on Alcohol Problems, will host ACAP’s annual meeting Sept. 19, 20 and 21 at the Cardinal Club in downtown Raleigh.
Speakers will include Dr. Phillip J. Cook, professor of public policy and economics at Duke University and author of “Paying the Tab: The Costs and Benefits of Alcohol Control”; Jonathon Williams, chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission; Retired Superior Court Judge Ron Bogle, who will focus on helping communities better enforce underage drinking laws; Dylan Mulroney-Jones, policy committee chairman of the N.C. Substance Abuse Prevention Providers Association; and Mary Claire O’Brien, associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest Medical School.
Attendees will also hear from the Rev. Creech, who has served on ACAP’s Resolutions Committee for four years, as well as from a panel of faith leaders — Baptists, Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. — who will share their reasons for encouraging their followers not to drink.
“We are thrilled to be able to host this national event and expect attendees from 20 or more affiliates from across the country,” said the Rev. Creech. “This is a wonderful chance to hear from a number of experts in the field of alcohol public policy.”
Originally known as the Anti-Saloon League, ACAP’s roots go all the way back to 1893. It was called The Temperance League until 1950 and then the National Temperance League until 1964. Currently, it is made up of 37 state affiliates who promote strong alcohol control policies throughout the United States.
This year’s convention will feature a welcome from House Majority Leader Paul Stam (R-Wake) and brief devotions at the beginning of each session from K. Allen Blume, editor of the Biblical Recorder; Peter Milner, chaplain for the N.C. Senate; Gregg Beaupied, Capital Commission; and Dr. David Hansley, president of the CAL.
ACAP’s Executive Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Sessions will follow on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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