Religion http://wfae.org en U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Impact Rowan County Prayer Dispute http://wfae.org/post/us-supreme-court-decision-may-impact-rowan-county-prayer-dispute <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that opening prayers with references to Christianity during government meetings do not violate the U.S. Constitution.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This decision may impact <a href="http://wfae.org/post/us-supreme-court-hear-government-prayer-case-whats-it-mean-rowan-co-dispute" target="_blank">a trial in Rowan County</a> filed by residents who say they feel excluded when county commissioners open council meetings in the name of Jesus.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:58:27 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50344 at http://wfae.org U.S. Supreme Court Decision May Impact Rowan County Prayer Dispute Dr. Amy-Jill Levine On Jesus, Judaism And The New Testament http://wfae.org/post/dr-amy-jill-levine-jesus-judaism-and-new-testament <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a Jewish youngster in a mostly Catholic neighborhood, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine began her fascination with the New Testament at a young age. She’s now Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School, and in that role, she’s written several books about Jesus, about the New Testament and misunderstandings of Jesus as a Jew. She joins us while she’s in the area as Scholar-in-Residence with Temple Emanuel in </span>Gastonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about Jesus, Judaism, and Jewish-Christian relations.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:00:00 +0000 40440 at http://wfae.org Dr. Amy-Jill Levine On Jesus, Judaism And The New Testament U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Government Prayer Case. What's It Mean For Rowan Co. Dispute? http://wfae.org/post/us-supreme-court-hear-government-prayer-case-whats-it-mean-rowan-co-dispute <p>Prayers in government meetings have received <em>a lot</em> of attention in North Carolina. The ACLU has sued the Rowan County Commission, and another group has threatened to sue the Union County Commission for what they say are “sectarian prayers.”</p><p>As the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a similar case from New York next week, we&nbsp;explore what the case could mean for North Carolina.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 38283 at http://wfae.org U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Government Prayer Case. What's It Mean For Rowan Co. Dispute? Women March In White At National Baptist Convention http://wfae.org/post/women-march-white-national-baptist-convention <p>The National Baptist Convention has been in Charlotte all week for its annual session. It’s billed as the nation’s largest and oldest African-American religious convention, and organizers say it attracted people from 49 states and the Bahamas. One of the convention’s signature events was Wednesday’s Women in White March. Women dressed in white (the color of choice for missionaries) to raise money and also show off their state pride. WFAE's Tasnim Shamma produced this audio postcard from the event.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:44:43 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 34693 at http://wfae.org Women March In White At National Baptist Convention UNC Charlotte Mt. Zion Excavation http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-mt-zion-excavation <p>A group of 22 UNC Charlotte students, some of them Levine scholars, participated in a restricted site excavation in Jerusalem this summer. The site is only a few hundred yards away from the room where the Last Supper is alleged to have taken place. The group has just returned to the United States and they've got big news. The archaeologists announce their discoveries and discuss what’s next, when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 32396 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte Mt. Zion Excavation Episode 11: Is Charlotte In The Bible Belt? http://wfae.org/post/episode-11-charlotte-bible-belt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to <em><a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a></em>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">When I accepted this job, I knew I was choosing to live in the so-called "Bible Belt". I didn't think much of it at the time, but my travel guidebook on Charlotte warned me to get used to the question, "Which Church Do You Go To?" Or in my case, "Which Mosque Do You Go To?" And it was right.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:19:36 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 31224 at http://wfae.org Episode 11: Is Charlotte In The Bible Belt? Elevation Church Seeks Approval For Ballantyne Expansion http://wfae.org/post/elevation-church-seeks-approval-ballantyne-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of Charlotte's fastest growing evangelical congregations is moving north – and south.</span><and p=""></and></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elevation Church got approval from the town of Cornelius last month for a $5 million renovation of the old Palace Theater to house its Lake Norman worshippers.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday night, the church will seek Charlotte city approval to build a new $20 million facility in </span>Ballantyne<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, bringing its total outposts in the region to nine.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:29:44 +0000 Julie Rose 27549 at http://wfae.org Elevation Church Seeks Approval For Ballantyne Expansion Healing Vs. Curing: Anatomy Of Hope http://wfae.org/post/healing-vs-curing-anatomy-hope <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When someone gets sick, doctors are, for the most part, concerned with curing illness or disease. But in recent years, there has been increased attention on treating the "whole" person - body, mind and spirit. Sometimes a "cure" isn't likely, but there is a possibility of "healing" when treating the whole person. We'll be joined by a panel of doctors, a hospice worker and a person of faith to talk about healing versus curing and the importance of each, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 27031 at http://wfae.org Healing Vs. Curing: Anatomy Of Hope Religion Resolution Aptly Introduced On April 1st http://wfae.org/post/religion-resolution-aptly-introduced-april-1st <p>As you may have heard by now, a joint <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H494v0.pdf">resolution</a> has been introduced into the North Carolina General Assembly that proclaims religious liberty, especially as it relates to a court case coming out of Rowan County.&nbsp;</p><p>The resolution goes through a number of points, which all deserve some explanation; first, the resolution begins:</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:07:39 +0000 Michael Bitzer 24607 at http://wfae.org Religion Resolution Aptly Introduced On April 1st Public Radio's Krista Tippett http://wfae.org/post/public-radios-krista-tippett <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll be joined by public radio host Krista </span>Tippett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Sunday morning show </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">On Being</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Tippett's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> interviews on On Being cover life's big questions - on spirituality, faith, religion, science and more. The show has a wide range of listeners (believers, atheists and everyone in between), and covers topics all across the board with poets, scientists, authors, theologians and others. We'll talk about what she saw as a "black hole where intelligent coverage of religion should be" and how she's sought to fill that hole, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 23337 at http://wfae.org Public Radio's Krista Tippett