Stories tagged: "faith"

A third of the United Methodist churches in North Carolina will be splitting off from the large Protestant denomination over LGBTQ rights. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Nearly 250 North Carolina United Methodist Congregations Leaving the Church Over LGBTQ Rights 

The United Methodist Church is one of the largest Protestant denominations in North Carolina, with more than 209,000 members and 784 churches across the state.

North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson speaks Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made in June in which he criticized teachings in K-12 public schools and likened peoples' sexual orientation to “filth.” (AP Photo/Bryan Anderson, file)
The Real Problem With Mark Robinson’s Bigoted Belief Is the NC GOP Believes It Too

North Carolina’s lieutenant governor sparked a national uproar over his latest anti-LGBTQ statements. But where is the outrage from his party’s leadership?

The pandemic has upended Ramadan for the second year in a row. Stylist Lamia Ashour of Charlotte tells us how she's adapting.
With Ramadan Upended Again by COVID, One Charlotte Woman Took Her Celebration Global

Each Ramadan, NC's Lamia Ashour looks for ways to uphold the Islamic tenet of giving, but the pandemic is complicating things again.

People without the COVID vaccine are the most vulnerable to the new COVID variant, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. But they're also making life more dangerous for others. (Image via NC DPS)
Cooper: More Vaccine Doses Coming to NC as Cases Spike

Coronavirus vaccines are coming, but Cooper and NC faith leaders make case for virtual worship services as holidays approach.

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Is It Christian To Reopen North Carolina Churches?

Amid a push to reopen NC churches, one faith leader asks: Is it a violation of Christian faith to recklessly put the life of our neighbor in death’s way?