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A growing number of Hindu faithful now call the town of Cary home as well as their center of worship.
Renee Chou, WRAL anchor/reporter
Republican state Rep. Ben Moss says his bill, which seeks to display the words "In God We Trust" in the legislative chambers, would remind lawmakers that votes are "an act of service to the Lord our God and to help advance His Kingdom in our elected capacity."
Paul Specht, WRAL state politics reporter
A local Muslim congregation says they've been locked out of their mosque by Shaw University, and they want to know why.
Laura Leslie, WRAL capital bureau chief
A baptism is normally a family affair - but parents of more than 100 students at a Fayetteville Christian school say the event happened at school without them or their permission.
Gilbert Baez, WRAL Fayetteville reporter
A South Carolina woman denies that she abused any children at her church's daycare center, despite video evidence from police that suggests otherwise.
The leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention, the country's largest Protestant denomination, said Friday that the church was under investigation by the Justice Department for sexual abuse and that it would "fully and completely cooperate."
Thomas Fuller, New York Times
A former volunteer church youth worker was arrested Tuesday at the Wilmington International Airport and charged with a sex crime involving a minor.
In an impassioned address to worshippers at a Colorado church, Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert said: "The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church." PolitiFact checks her claim about the founders.
Jeff Cercone, PolitiFact reporter
For nearly 50 years, conservative Christians marched, strategized and prayed. And then, on an ordinary Friday morning in June, the day they had dreamed of finally came.
Elizabeth Dias, New York Times
A Durham church that refuses to perform same-sex marriages will be the topic of a conversation between leaders of the United Methodist Church Tuesday night.
Katie Trout, a survivor church sex abuse and advocate for other survivors, said survivors demand and deserve action to come from the investigation.
Top administrative leaders for the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America, said Tuesday that they will release a secret list of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of sexual abuse.
By DEEPA BHARATH, Associated Press & MATT TALHELM, WRAL reporter
North Carolina Baptists are taking action in response to a new report that reveals national church leaders ignored and even intimidated survivors of sexual abuse.
North Carolina Baptists are taking action in response to a new report that reveals national church leaders ignored and even intimidated survivors of sexual abuse. The independent investigation uncovered a secret list of more than 700 alleged abusers.
Matt Talhelm, WRAL reporter
Over a long career at WRAL, David Crabtree has interviewed and covered great leaders, from Nelson Mandela to Pope John Paul II to Mother Teresa.
I covered everything from a truck stop Bible study in Clayton, to a preacher who shined shoes at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, to a Sunday school class for mentally challenged adults, to a communion service on death row.
David Crabtree, WRAL anchor/reporter
Thousands of Triangle-area Muslims gather for prayer and celebration for Eid-al-Fitr at the Exposition Center at the North Carolina Fairgrounds.
There was a full room at World Overcomers Christian church on Easter Sunday. Something Pastor Andy Thompson said he hasn't seen in two years.
There was a full room at World Overcomers Christian church Easter Sunday. Something Pastor Andy Thompson said he hasn't seen in two years.
Michelle Mackonochie, WRAL anchor/reporter
Many refugees from Ukraine and trying to find safety and solace in Poland. This morning, he introduces us to one local hospice nurse who's found a new calling.
The new organization is led by seven clergy members.
Mark Bergin, WRAL senior multiplatform producer
Terry Crist, a fifth-generation pastor in Phoenix, joined the global megachurch Hillsong in part because of what he describes as its distinctly joyful approach to church life: Hillsong was an institution where leaders seemed “light and free,” offering a church experience that attracted tens of thousands of people around the world.
Ruth Graham, New York Times
Through Catholic Charities programs like the Fayetteville Food Bank, volunteers from all backgrounds are able to provide crucial aid to their communities.
Abbey Slattery, WRAL Digital Solutions
The metaverse is an online platform where people can use virtual reality headsets to transport themselves to any realm they wish -- including church. A growing number of people are turning to the metaverse for their religious services as folks pop on virtual reality headsets and partake in digital church.