(RNS) Divided over the 2012 state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the state’s two Roman Catholic dioceses and the North Carolina Council of Churches are parting ways.
Author Archives: Amanda Greene
About Amanda Greene
Amanda Greene has been a newspaper journalist working in North Carolina for the past 12 years. She's spent the last decade writing about faith in the Cape Fear region. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Amanda has won journalism awards from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors (now the Society for Features Journalism) and The New York Times. Her work has been published nationally in the Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Christian Century, Religion News Service and The Salt Lake Tribune. In 2013, Amanda was the recipient of the YWCA of Lower Cape Fear's Women of Achievement Award for Communications. And she once spent a blessed month at Duke Divinity School.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) “Our national security would be improved by restoring the world’s respect for U.S. integrity on human rights and adherence to the rule of law,” nearly 200 clergy said in seeking a Senate report on post-9/11 torture.
(RNS) With each visit over the course of 17 years, August Turak became more fascinated with how the elderly monks conduct their businesses at South Carolina’s Mepkin Abbey. His new book, “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity,” tells what he learned.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) With one in five Americans claiming no religious connection, national atheist and humanist agencies are developing ordaining programs to establish nontheist ministers in most states to perform weddings and funerals.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) A resolution aiming to give North Carolina the freedom to defy the Constitution and establish its own religion won’t get a vote in the N.C. General Assembly, but religious minorities say it’s a dangerous sign for a majority-Christian state with a growing minority population.