Gov. Roy Cooper, who had previously issued a proclamation on Nov. 7 recognizing Diwali, attended the celebration at Sree Venkateswara Temple Monday along with Attorney General Josh Stein and state Sen. Jay Chaudhuri.
Mark Harris, ex-pastor at Charlotte’s First Baptist Church and a candidate for U.S. House, talked about Islam as a dangerous religion. He said there’d be no Middle East peace until Jews, Muslims accepted Jesus.
One of Islam’s most important holidays, Eid al-Fitr, may be recognized as a teacher work day in Wake County Schools’ traditional calendar for 2020-21. It’s up to the full Board of Education to approve the calendar.
Federal Aviation Administration reported an emergency landing by a small airplane on I-95 near US 264 in Wilson, North Carolina. Two pilots, one a student, were not injured, landing successfully, reports said.
The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, Sen. Thom Tillis and Rep. David Price were among those who issued statements following the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Three tiny houses known as Pee Wee Homes are being built on the campus of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Chapel Hill as part of a collaboration between several groups to provide affordable housing.
North Carolina political activist Rev. William Barber receives a 2018 MacArthur Fellows genius grant, which pays $625,000 over five years and comes with no strings attached on how to use the award money.
At least one priest who had served in North Carolina is named in a scorching Pennsylvania grand jury report on Tuesday criticizing the Catholic Church’s handling of reports of sexual abuse in that state for decades.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a religious-liberty task force at a summit last week, I braced myself for another flare-up in the battle between the two communities I call my own: Christians and queer people.
The recent opening of a memorial remembering victims of racial violence stirred the imagination of our congregation in Chapel Hill. What if we traveled to tell a more faithful and healing story than those angry marchers in Charlottesville?
The U.S. announced sanctions on Turkish officials as a result of the detention of North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey. Senator Thom Tillis said Brunson is improved since being released on house arrest.