Topics: The Religion Issue

The Religion Issue is The Daily Tar Heel's first themed issue for 2015-16. Stories cover topics of religion in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community, as well as at the University and in North Carolina. 

'Love thy neighbor and welcome the stranger': NC churches provide sanctuary for immigrants


North Carolina churches are coming together to offer sanctuary to immigrants and families facing deportation.

Does your religious organization support same-sex marriage?


The Daily Tar Heel asked 27 religious organizations on campus the same question: Does your organization support same-sex marriage?

NC General Assembly members come from mostly Christian faiths

In the North Carolina General Assembly, only four legislators did not specifically say they came from a Christian religious tradition.

Muslims find a home in Chapel Hill


Chapel Hill is home to more than 50 churches, a Jewish synagogue and two Buddhist temples — but no mosque. 

Couples of different faiths find perspective to make it work


UNC sophomore Salem Hockett says she’s a United Methodist Christian. She was raised in the church, and her father was the preacher.

Megachurches attract youth members


The building towers over its sprawling parking lot, its windowless slabs of off-white concrete giving it the authoritative look of a government building.

On campus, religious dietary restrictions hard to meet


Saarah Khan’s food options in the dining hall are limited.

She mostly eats pasta, salad and an occasional veggie burger.

Column: Why Religion?


I am not religious.

I’m not sure if I’m an agnostic or just an atheist in denial, but I definitely do not practice any of the religions covered in The Daily Tar Heel’s special projects and investigations team’s Religion Issue today.

Same-sex couples still face obstacles with adoption

As America grows evermore accepting of the LGBT community, some religious communities have opened their congregations to people of different sexual orientations, but religiously affiliated adoption agencies have been slow to change.

NC Hillel opens doors to all


Though Ari Gauss, executive director of Jewish campus life foundation N.C. Hillel, has made a home in Chapel Hill since moving to the South in 2009, his work, education and Jewish heritage have taken him from the West Coast to the East and far beyond. 

St. Paul AME: Come in to worship, leave to serve


Chapel Hill is going to be a town with a village.