Amanda Greene| Religion News Service

Stories by Amanda Greene| Religion News Service

N.C. Catholic dioceses quit church council over same-sex marriage amendment

WILMINGTON, N.C. — At a time when Pope Francis is calling for the church to give up its obsession with … Continued

N.C. clergy seek release of Senate report on torture

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Citing the need for transparency in the U.S. record on human rights, nearly 200 clergy and religious … Continued

What one businessman learned about success from Trappist monks

Driving through the Spanish moss-draped gates of the Mepkin Abbey Trappist monastery in Moncks Corner, S.C., businessman August Turak felt … Continued

Humanists find ways to say ‘I do’ without God

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Amanda Holowaty didn’t need God to get married. She just needed her husband Mike. When the Wilmington … Continued

N.C. minorities remain worried after religion bill is pulled

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A resolution to allow North Carolina to defy the Constitution and establish a state-sanctioned religion may be … Continued

Gay, transgender band breaks barriers in Christian music

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The bios of the musicians who make up the band Micah’s Rule read like many Christian artists. … Continued

S.C. Episcopalians say split goes beyond gay debate

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The night before the Diocese of South Carolina announced its secession from the Episcopal Church two … Continued

Religious groups team up to fight sex trafficking

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Just 13. That’s the average age UNICEF reports that girls enter the commercial sex trade in the … Continued

Priest who found love now searches for work

WILMINGTON, N.C. — While burning through their savings looking for jobs, Gerry Murphy and Andrea Kanelopoulos-Murphy and their two young … Continued

North Carolina approves ban on same-sex marriage

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The sign outside the polling station at Devon Park United Methodist Church exemplified this state’s struggle with … Continued

Man spends 12 months practicing 12 different religions, and finds peace at year’s end

LUMBERTON, N.C. — Andrew Bowen sat yoga-style in his armchair, absent-mindedly fingering a set of Muslim prayer beads in his … Continued

What Would Jesus Brew? Lots, beer makers say

WILMINGTON, N.C.(RNS) All this talk of beer was making the former seminarian thirsty. “Cheers,” said assistant brewer Christopher McGarvey, taking … Continued

Both sides gear up in N.C. gay marriage fight

WILMINGTON, N.C. — As the only Southern state without a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage, North Carolina is the next … Continued