Lifestyles: Faith

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

GOING TO THE CHAPEL (AGAIN): Couple celebrates 70th anniversary at Duke Chapel

As Lois and Elbert Wethington processed down the aisle of Duke Chapel together Thursday afternoon to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, the bride thought about the first time she walked that aisle, on a rainy Wednesday evening in 1945.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

DCIA campaigns to ‘Feed and Read’

Durham Congregations In Action has launched a Feed and Read campaign to pair congregations with local schools to provide literacy tutoring and food.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

Belief briefs: What's happening among area congregations

The Triangle Brass Band will perform during the 11 a.m. service Sunday, April 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 N. Church St.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 06:33 PM

Riverwalk event to benefit food pantry

Orange Congregations in Mission to walk for hunger: About 286 households regularly receive groceries through Orange Congregations in Mission, which will hold its annual A Walk For Hunger on April 26 on the Riverwalk in downtown Hillsborough.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Belief briefs: Services, news, events at area churches

The 100 Men In Black male chorus will perform at 4 p.m. April 26 at Russell Memorial C.M.E. Church, 703 S. Alston Ave., to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Male Chorus of Russell Memorial.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Belief briefs: Yom Hashoah Holocaust memorial service set

The Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish community’s annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust memorial commemoration will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 19 at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St. in Durham. The program features the personal story of survivor Zev Harel.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Christians pray, but not always in unity

The day after the Duke men’s basketball team won the NCAA national championship, the dean of Duke Chapel offered his congratulations. Rev. Luke Powery moderated a panel discussion Tuesday about “Christian Prayer and Unity,” first noting that they were not there to talk about if prayers helped Duke win the championship, though he did congratulate the team.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Stations of Cross mark Good Friday at Duke Chapel

In the last Holy Week before Duke Chapel undergoes a year-long renovation to replace the roof of the university cathedral, its Good Friday tradition continued. Amid tour groups and blossoming trees, hundreds gathered on the chapel quad for the annual Stations of the Cross and service on Friday.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Stories of the Exodus, childhood Seders shared

Passover, the eight-day Jewish holiday celebrating their liberation from slavery in Egypt, begins at sundown Friday, April 3.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Belief briefs: Easter, Holy Week, Passover events featured

Easter, Holy Week, Passover services, events are on tap this week at area congregations.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Furniture Project ministry seeks volunteers

The Furniture Project, with a name that describes just what it is, is growing and needs volunteers. A ministry started by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the project collects furniture donations and distributes the furniture to those who need it most — once-homeless people getting set up in a new home.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

What to say when someone is dying? Listening most important

When someone is dying, knowing what to say is less important than offering your presence and listening, said panelists at a Duke Chapel discussion Tuesday.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Ancient writings shed light on Aseneth, Moses

The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill gathers interfaith clergy for an annual conference with a speaker bringing a new perspective of religious knowledge. Ancient texts shared by a University of Minnesota professor were new stories to learn for some longtime clergy at the event held recently at Beth El Synagogue.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Belief Briefs: A look at Holy Week services throughout the area

Events kick into high gear Palm Sunday through Easter.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 09:26 PM

Duke Divinity hosts ‘Black Lives Matter’ panel

As the “Black Lives Matter” protest movement begun in Ferguson, Missouri, expanded across the nation in late 2014, Duke Divinity School hosted a service and discussion that drew a few hundred students. Led by the Office of Black Church Studies, the conversations would continue into 2015, said Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman, and they have.