Amanda Greene

Amanda Greene is the editor and community manager of Wilmington Faith & Values.

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How social media changes our grieving

By Amanda Greene — March 15, 2019
(RNS) — Grieving is no longer a private process. Today, we reach out to our community of friends and family worldwide for solace on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter.

In New England, battling the opioid crisis with a mix of science and faith

By Amanda Greene — February 21, 2019
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (RNS) — Churches scrambling to respond to the opioid crisis have more options for training and guidance, but in many places the most precious resource is hope.

Wild Goose Festival puts spotlight on visual arts

By Amanda Greene — June 24, 2014
(RNS) Festival organizers hope that emphasizing the visual arts might spur faith leaders to be more open to creative worship.

In WikiWorship, church members help edit the sermon

By Amanda Greene — March 14, 2014
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) WikiWorship is a collaborative venture, where people take ownership of the content, in this case sermon ideas and responses.

Seminary buys robot to study the ethics of technology

By Amanda Greene — February 14, 2014
(RNS) Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College in Matthews, N.C., claims it’s the first in the world to use a robot to study the ethics of emerging technologies.

NC pastor to kick off second year of demonstrations

By Amanda Greene — February 4, 2014
(RNS) The Rev. William J. Barber II and his Moral Mondays team are making final preparations for the kickoff event for the second year of protests.

Kwanzaa radio program continues 20-year tradition of instilling values

By Amanda Greene — December 26, 2013
(RNS) “A Season’s Griot” has been produced for more than two decades as the only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa radio show in the country.

N.C. Catholic dioceses quit church council over same-sex marriage amendment

By Amanda Greene — September 30, 2013
(RNS) Divided over the 2012 state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the state's two Roman Catholic dioceses and the North Carolina Council of Churches are parting ways.

N.C. clergy seek release of Senate report on torture

By Amanda Greene — September 20, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) "Our national security would be improved by restoring the world’s respect for U.S. integrity on human rights and adherence to the rule of law," nearly 200 clergy said in seeking a Senate report on post-9/11 torture.

What one businessman learned about success from Trappist monks

By Amanda Greene — July 17, 2013
(RNS) With each visit over the course of 17 years, August Turak became more fascinated with how the elderly monks conduct their businesses at South Carolina's Mepkin Abbey. His new book, “Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity," tells what he learned.

Humanists find ways to say ‘I do’ without God

By Amanda Greene — May 17, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) With one in five Americans claiming no religious connection, national atheist and humanist agencies are developing ordaining programs to establish nontheist ministers in most states to perform weddings and funerals.

N.C. minorities remain worried after religion bill is pulled

By Amanda Greene — April 9, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) A resolution aiming to give North Carolina the freedom to defy the Constitution and establish its own religion won’t get a vote in the N.C. General Assembly, but religious minorities say it's a dangerous sign for a majority-Christian state with a growing minority population.

Gay, transgender band breaks barriers in Christian music

By Amanda Greene — February 15, 2013
(RNS) The bios of the musicians who make up Micah's Rule read like many country/inspirational Christian artists. But what they don't mention is that the musicians are an openly gay man, transgender woman and a lesbian.

On 200th birthday, there’s no ‘bah humbug’ for Charles Dickens

By Amanda Greene — November 28, 2012

WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) ‘Tis the season for “Bah Humbug” and “God bless us every one,” especially as the world gathers to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. By Amanda Greene.

S.C. Episcopalians say split goes beyond gay debate

By Amanda Greene — November 2, 2012

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (RNS) The Diocese of South Carolina has seceded from the national Episcopal Church, but little else is clear. Will all the congregations go along with the split? What about individual worshipers? And what do they call themselves now? By Amanda Greene

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