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Pentecostalism and prestige in the Dominican Republic

January 12, 2017

Upon conducting research in the Dominican Republic, UNC religious studies assistant professor Brendan Thornton found that gang members could leave their lives behind by becoming a part of the Pentecostal Church.

Pentecostalism and prestige in the Dominican Republic

January 11, 2017

Structure. Loyalty. Faith. Leadership. The characteristics exhibited by churchgoers share many similarities to the values of gang members. Both groups believe in the power of the collective and something greater than themselves. At least, that’s what UNC religious studies professorBrendan … Continued

Centuries old meets high tech

November 1, 2016

Archaeology is often associated with objects that are hundreds of years old — and older. But a new technique being used by Carolina researchers is bringing the field firmly into the 21st century.

Creativity, conflict and social change in the Congo

October 11, 2016

In 2010, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko and her husband, internationally acclaimed Congolese filmmaker and activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, traveled to 33 colleges and universities around the country to show their film, Jazz Mama, which documents the strength of Congolese women in … Continued

Appiah Speech Kicks Off Carolina’s Human Heart Initiative

September 16, 2016

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University and “The Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times, came to campus to deliver the inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture in Ethics on Sept. 15. Co-sponsored by the College of … Continued

The UNC Process Series Announces 2016-17 Season: Spoken Justice

September 14, 2016

The Process Series: New Works in Development, now entering its ninth year, presents Spoken Justice, a season of provocative, powerful performances exploring seminal issues of social justice, past and present. Focusing on North Carolina stories and local artists, the main … Continued