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Religious liberals fighting for their faith

Across the country, religious leaders whose politics fall to the left of center, and who used to shun the political arena, are getting involved – and even recruiting political candidates – to fight back against President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration, health care, poverty and the environment.

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Long-neglected art of Africa assumes its rightful place of honor at museum

African art has come a long way since Picasso saw the 1907 exhibition of African objects in Paris’ Trocadero Ethnographic Museum. What had been regularly relegated to museums of anthropology now has its place in the hallowed halls of art museums. Witness the entire first floor of the East Building of the North Carolina Museum of Arts now completely devoted to the art of Africa.

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Sudsier than thou: Catholic priest ‘draughts’ pal, takes home bests in brew

It’s hard to maintain any preconceived notions about the priesthood after the Rev. Jeff Poirot of Fort Worth starts talking about his beer. Or at least about this specific priest. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports sure, he’s thoughtful, soft-spoken yet authoritative, and plays the role of his buddies’ more reverent counterpart on his (few) off hours. But the Roman Catholic priest recently won a national award for his brewing, not his preaching.

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Gang member to Marine to pastor. Nkrumah Lewis offers jail to pulpit lessons on life.

NKrumah Lewis is working on his fourth degree, a task he’s accomplishing between working as an associate minister at Elon First Baptist Church and preparing to begin a ministry of his own in Durham. It’s already an impressive feat, but even more so for a man who served time behind bars — some of it for a murder he didn’t commit — after a childhood of abuse and his teenage years as a gang member living on the streets.

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Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan in place of their own — Chapel Hill Islamic Center

The Chapel Hill Islamic Center opened this spring on Stateside Drive in Chapel Hill to give roughly 60 Muslims from in and around Orange County a place to worship and find community after years of renting space at an area Christian church and failing in a bid to construct a mosque.
Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan in place of their own — Chapel Hill Islamic Center 0:56

Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan in place of their own — Chapel Hill Islamic Center

A snippet from the recent ‘Beer & Hymns’ event 0:28

A snippet from the recent ‘Beer & Hymns’ event

Cheers! ‘Beer & Hymns’ at Fullsteam Brewery a sing-along for all 0:40

Cheers! ‘Beer & Hymns’ at Fullsteam Brewery a sing-along for all

Chapel Hill Manager Roger Stancil on the challenges facing the town from the state and federal governments 1:40

Chapel Hill Manager Roger Stancil on the challenges facing the town from the state and federal governments