Faith

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online about concerns surrounding a proposed offshore wind farm near Corolla. John Hood’s CJ Opinion highlights Thoms Jefferson’s history of support for religious liberty. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion contrasts President Biden and former N.C. Congressman Walter Jones in their approaches toward…
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the opening stages of North Carolina’s election redistricting process. Bruce Ashford’s CJ Opinion argues that politics has replaced religion in America.
    Mitch Kokai, August 6, 2021
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    WRAL features heartwarming story of 5-year-old boy who feeds homeless for birthday

    Jeremiah Smith said he didn’t want toys for his birthday. Rather, the five-year-old Durham boy said he wanted to feed the homeless. More from WRAL:  Jeremiah and his family received their own surprise while handing out food – a Durham police officer stopped by. The birthday…
    Ray Nothstine, August 2, 2021
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    ‘Get Busy Living’: Bladen Journal Takes the Dufresne Refrain to Covid

    Editor Alan Wooten has better thoughts: "We’re in the middle of the summer we couldn’t have last year, with outings and festivities back in place. We’re meeting and greeting, most of us are back in our houses of worship, and we’re returning to some normalcy. … [W]e’re shaking hands, giving hugs and not worrying about the line. We respect the pandemic, and it is not over. But fear? Yes, we’re leaving that behind."
    Jon Sanders, July 8, 2021
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    Media Outlets Don’t Get Religion

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist probes large media outlets’ generally clueless coverage of religious issues. Newspaper readers and news-watchers these past few weeks have been treated to a running analysis from pundits and reporters on whether Catholic politicians should be under different rules than the other billion less-famous…
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2021
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    Martin Center Column Dissects Duke Divinity Education

    Chris West writes for the Martin Center about the threat of wokeness within a Duke Divinity School education. My first year at Duke Divinity is, well, not quite what I expected. For one, I was hoping to take classes in Gothic buildings and worship in the beautiful wood-laden chapel.
    Mitch Kokai, May 31, 2021
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    Protecting religious freedom in the wake of COVID-19

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon documents state-level efforts to safeguard religious freedom during a pandemic. Republican-controlled state legislatures are moving to protect the right to religious worship from future government-ordered lockdown measures that have sparked legal challenges since the start of the pandemic. Montana, Oklahoma, and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2021
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    Supreme Court order boosts religious liberty

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist highlights an important ruling from the nation’s highest court. On Friday, for the fifth time the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding anti-religious COVID restrictions established by California’s embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. The court’s unsigned order…
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2021