Wilmington Faith & Values http://whqr.org en NC NAACP President tours state on get-out-the-vote push http://whqr.org/post/nc-naacp-president-tours-state-get-out-vote-push <p></p><p>The president of the North Carolina NAACP is touring more than 26 communities promoting voter drives since mid-October including one in Burgaw a few weeks ago.&nbsp; Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values spoke with the Reverend William Barbour the Second about early voter turnout and the concerns he’s hearing from voters statewide.</p><p>With the latest presidential polls in North Carolina dead even at 49 percent for both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Barber knows each voter can make a difference.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 26719 at http://whqr.org NC NAACP President tours state on get-out-the-vote push Centre for Redemption launches in December to serve teen victims of sex-trafficking http://whqr.org/post/centre-redemption-launches-december-serve-teen-victims-sex-trafficking <p>North Carolinastate officials don’t have hard numbers on how many women and girls are sold for sex each year. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 24403 at http://whqr.org Centre for Redemption launches in December to serve teen victims of sex-trafficking Phoenix Ministry plans expansion as more people seek services http://whqr.org/post/phoenix-ministry-plans-expansion-more-people-seek-services <p>After recently celebrating its 10 year anniversary, Phoenix Employment Ministry saw the highest number of clients at an orientation in its history. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 24103 at http://whqr.org Phoenix Ministry plans expansion as more people seek services Burmese refugee community grows in First Baptist Church http://whqr.org/post/burmese-refugee-community-grows-first-baptist-church <p>Each Sunday a group of about 75-100 Burmese men, women and children – refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar - crowd into the wedding chapel at First Baptist Church during the Sunday school hour for worship in their native Karen language. &nbsp; Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values tells how this ministry has grown in the last year and changed lives both inside the church and in the Burmese community. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 23348 at http://whqr.org Burmese refugee community grows in First Baptist Church "Iron Man 3" donates to Wilmington Seamen's Center http://whqr.org/post/iron-man-3-donates-wilmington-seamens-center <p>In January, the board of the faith-based International Seamen’s Center decided to move to a location outside the port of Wilmington because of deteriorating conditions at its 1940s building there. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 22891 at http://whqr.org "Iron Man 3" donates to Wilmington Seamen's Center Demonstrators march in downtown Wilmington for separation of church and state http://whqr.org/post/demonstrators-march-downtown-wilmington-separation-church-and-state <p>Shouting &ldquo;Keep it separate,&rdquo; a group of about 40 protestors marched across eight blocks of downtown Wilmington Sunday to protest what they say is a lack of separation of church and state. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 21335 at http://whqr.org Demonstrators march in downtown Wilmington for separation of church and state Local mosque looking to expand; plans new building on Princess Place Drive http://whqr.org/post/local-mosque-looking-expand-plans-new-building-princess-place-drive <p>In 2013, Tauheed Islamic Center, Wilmington&rsquo;s oldest Muslim worship space, is planning to build the city&rsquo;s first domed mosque on Princess Place Drive. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Amanda Greene 21240 at http://whqr.org Local mosque looking to expand; plans new building on Princess Place Drive