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Shaw-AARP partnership helps churches get financially smart
Thursday, October 8, 2015
RALEIGH – The Urban Institute reports that the average white family has roughly $130,000 in liquid retirement savings compared to $19,000 for the average African-American family. To help combat this disparity and more, AARP, Triangle faith communities and Shaw University Divinity School have partnered to bring about the “Financial Freedom Faith
Add pizzazz to your women's event
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Are you planning a women's event at your church this fall: a retreat, luncheon, conference, mission project or weekly ministry? Try adding these elements to create exciting, God-honoring pizzazz: The Buzz Factor: Generate anticipation. Give the event a great title or theme. Do excellent promotion using social media, quality
Selma's faith community seeks racial healing
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
SELMA, Ala. – When Jerry Light moved to Selma to become pastor of First Baptist Church several years ago, he was surprised that only two African-American churches identified as Southern Baptist. "It bothered me because Baptists are always missions-minded – both locally and abroad," Light said. "I know Selma has a racial stigma hanging over it,
Black church conference addresses 'biblical sexuality'
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – "The sexual revolution in the black church" was among the topics addressed at a Louisville, Kentucky, symposium on "biblical sexuality and the black church." More than 400 people gathered for the Sept. 19 sessions at Forest Baptist Church, where several Southern Baptists made presentations. Among them were symposium organizer Joel
Durham’s Life International celebrates milestone
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
DURHAM – Life International celebrated its 30th anniversary last month with a three-day celebration. The final day on Sept. 27 was an international day of worship during the 9 and 11 a.m. services, followed by a Taste of the Nations, where over 45 nations within the church gathered to celebrate with various international dishes, including Africa, the
The 'Wright' stuff
Thursday, September 24, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – United Church of Chapel Hill hosted the Rev. Jeremiah Wright last week. Wright is a nationally recognized (and sometimes controversial) pastor, having formerly pastored President Barack Obama. Wright was pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for 36 years before retiring in 2008. UCC has roughly 1.2 million
Durham church campaigns to burn mortgage
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
DURHAM – Covenant Presbyterian Church has a vision. That vision, Pastor Jimmie Hawkins said, is to become an even greater force for positive change in the economically diverse community that surrounds the church. In order to do that, Covenant is enlisting the support of the entire Durham community to help raise the approximately $30,000 still needed

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Quality child care out of reach for many

RALEIGH – According to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, child care costs

Lupus disproportionately affects black women

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease

Joe’s hot dogs: something gained, something lost

DURHAM – For those searching for their one-pound hot dogs after the June 19 closing of