Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County’s Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm” as it ministers to the needs of members.

Charlotte church to invest $2 million in mixed-income housing development

The church’s investment comes as various studies have found that Charlotte’s supply of affordable housing has not kept pace with need.

Charlotte author Monica Wood is on a mission to empower girls and boys

PR and crisis management expert Monica Wood pens a series of books for children.

‘Slave labor’ alleged at North Carolina Church 

Sixteen former members from Brazil told the Associated Press that they were made to work while being subjected to physical or verbal assaults.

Church of God in Christ (COGIC) convention draws thousands to Charlotte

The convention, which ends Friday, includes a variety of Christian workshops, music events and educational opportunities for young people.

Charlotte church hit by arson is reborn on Easter with new name, new mission

After a 2015 fire, the dwindling African American congregation was forced to ask itself some painful questions, with the most important being: What is our mission?

Church forum to discuss racial disparities in CMS discipline numbers

The Rev. Henry Williams, senior pastor at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, said he hopes the event will center on answers and solutions, not pointing fingers.

Activate your faith

Are you taking ownership of your relationship with God, or are you expecting Him to do all the work?

A day of celebration for two of Charlotte’s oldest black institutions – JCSU and First Baptist Church-West

Both institutions, currently separated by less than a mile along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, were founded in 1867 – two years after the end of the American Civil War.

In the West African nation of Ghana, Christians embrace faith with fervor

In the capital Accra, it’s common to see people studying the Bible on the bus, and many office workers keep open Bibles on their desks.

News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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