The Holy Spirit closes in on Raleigh: Local faith leaders call on Asheville to stand for justice-attachment0

The Holy Spirit closes in on Raleigh: Local faith leaders call on Asheville to stand for justice

A determined and inspirited contingent of Asheville’s faith community made itself heard last Monday, May 20, when over 20 faith leaders held a press conference at the foot of the courthouse steps to speak out against a plethora of laws that are being proposed and passed by the North Carolina General Assembly this year.

Keeping the faith: Historic Asheville churches confront religion’s changing role-attachment0

Keeping the faith: Historic Asheville churches confront religion’s changing role

At a time when growing numbers of Americans have abandoned traditional religion, Asheville residents still fill the pews in Church Street’s three historic sanctuaries every Sunday. Clergy from Central United Methodist, First Presbyterian and Trinity Episcopal tell Xpress how they’re responding to sweeping spiritual change. (Cover design by Emily Busey)