The murder of George Floyd, a Black man, by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020, spurred nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. In Asheville, Floyd’s murder had the immediate effect of religious institutions looking inward and engaging with their congregations around racial justice. More than a year on from those events, many […]
Some spiritual seekers find meaning and truth in forms of religion that don’t require belief in a divine being. They say a nondogmatic, nontheistic approach meets their needs for community, core values and deep connection.
Xpress looks into the musical ministries of a number of local churches and explores what such programs, at the intersection of art and worship, offer to parishioners as well secular fans of a good concert.
Clere calls the effort a “natural outgrowth” from the last of the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles: “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
Today, at least 17 faith communities in Buncombe County and Mars Hill are offering shelter and assistance to immigrants living here without legal papers, according to Melody Pajak of the nonprofit Faith Communities Organizing for Sanctuary.
The Reel Rock 13 film tour plays Diana Wortham, the monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer offers table reads for local screenwriters and more.
The Grail screens a full sensory, immersive documentary on giving birth; multiple outdoor film series get underway and more.
New Belgium screens a documentary about disappearing snow seasons, the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival returns to Pack Library and more.
Orbit DVD brings found footage video remixers Everything Is Terrible! to The Mothlight, Palestinian filmmaker and Asheville resident Yousef Natsha screens his documentary at The BLOCK off biltmore and more.
The Grail and Asheville Jewish Community Center present a documentary about Israel’s influential Farag photography business, Pack Library offers a Star Wars refresher and more.
Kira Bursky screens her new short film as part of a seven-artist showcase, multiple venues host scary movie series and more.
Asheville Brewing celebrates the 30th anniversary of Spaceballs, free indoor and outdoor screenings abound and more.
Hundreds of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Pagans and other religious followers from across Western North Carolina took to the streets of Asheville Thursday, March 16, in a peaceful march in support of undocumented immigrants anxious about round-ups and deportations under the Trump administration.
Where do people turn when faith runs dry and they start to question what they believe? A number of Asheville-based faith leaders say those who experience doubt aren’t alone, and freely admit to struggling with faith in their own lives.
Commissioned to pursue increased diversity in classical music, the masterful quartet plays at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Sunday, May 1.
While there are as many approaches to environmental stewardship as there are churches dotting our region, more and more local faith communities are investing time, money and effort to align their buildings and practices with their spiritual commitment to caring for creation.
The duo opens Mountain Spirit Coffehouse’s eleventh season at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.
Prolific local musician Chris Rosser is compiling an anniversary CD to commemorate the occasion and boost event proceeds, which benefit the LEAF Schools and Streets program and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.
This may come as a surprise, but the story behind the unassuming-sounding Asheville Chamber Music Series has the makings of a Hollywood movie. The classical music organization was founded in 1952 by Joe Vandewart, a refugee from Nazi Germany who first landed in New York City, where he worked as a butler. Eventually, the music […]