Deah Barakat took my class "Islam in the Modern World" at N.C. State University a few years ago. He was curious about Islamic history, contemporary spiritual and political movements and was great in class discussions. I've taught thousands of students in the last 11 years here, but Deah stood out for his enthusiasm, kindness, calm demeanor and obvious charisma.
Bishop F. Joseph Gossman increased roles for women and laity in Raleigh and helped Southerners see that Catholics are Christians, too.
Sixty years ago, one courageous bishop desegregated all Catholic churches in his state in one fell swoop.
A district court judge ruled that North Carolina's attempt to offer "Choose Life" plates is unconstitutional because it is "viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment."