Amanda Greene

Wilmington Faith and Values

Amanda Greene posts for Wilmington Faith and Values.

 

Wilmington Faith and Values is devoted to belief news written from a journalistic perspective about the diverse faiths of the Cape Fear region. WilmingtonFAVS.com is the second of many hyperlocal nonprofit religion news sites being started nationwide by Religion News LLC. Longtime local religion reporter Amanda Greene is the local editor and community manager for WilmingtonFAVS.com, which partners with WHQR and other media outlets in our area to bring faith journalism to many different audiences.

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5:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Sounds of the Season: The Dreidel Game

Adiel lo, commons.wikimedia.org

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During the rule of Antiochus, Jews played a diversion similar to the modern dreidel game. 

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5:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Jacksonville church named one of fastest-growing churches in U.S.

A panoramic view of one of First Baptist Jacksonville's recent services.
Pastor Jason Brinker/First Baptist Jacksonville

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Just five years ago, growth at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville had plateaued. This year, the church made Outreach Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the United States.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

No formal policy on polling place signs

During the May 8 primary elections, some voters arriving at Devon Park Methodist Church questioned the message on the church’s sign that said: “A TRUE MARRIAGE IS MALE AND FEMALE AND GOD.”

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12:39 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Human wall supports family of Sgt. T.J. Butler at funeral

Supporters create human wall to protect family of Sgt. T.J. Butler at the funeral at First Baptist in Wilmington
Amanda Greene, Wilmington FAVS.com

Hundreds of people traveled from across Southeastern North Carolina to line Market Street Friday wearing red and holding American flags to honor Sergeant T.J. Butler.

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10:20 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Pledge to Vote campaign asks conservatives to get out the vote

With just 12 days until the end of North Carolina’s voter registration period on Oct. 12th, local and state political and faith-based groups are branching out to churches to get out the vote.

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Local
6:00 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Centre for Redemption launches in December to serve teen victims of sex-trafficking

North Carolinastate officials don’t have hard numbers on how many women and girls are sold for sex each year.

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4:46 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

20-year journey for St. Jude's: from LGBT haven to thriving community church

St. Jude’s Metropolitan Community Church was born 20 years ago out of one basic need:  to find an accepting place to bury the dead from Wilmington’s gay and lesbian community.  Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values reports how the church has grown and increased its focus on human rights issues.

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5:00 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Burmese refugee community grows in First Baptist Church

Burmese refugees at First Baptist Church in Wilmington
Amanda Greene

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.   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.

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6:00 am
Mon August 27, 2012

"Iron Man 3" donates to Wilmington Seamen's Center

International Seamen's Center
Amanda Greene WilmingtonFAVs.com

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.

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5:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Demonstrators march in downtown Wilmington for separation of church and state

Shouting “Keep it separate,” 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.

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