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Charleston Interreligious Council to Host Series of Live Virtual Events on African American Religious Diversity and Dialogue

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The Charleston Interreligious Council (CIC) presents the topic of African American Religious Diversity and Dialogue through a series of Live Virtual Events. Dr. Anthony Pinn, keynote speaker and professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, will discuss African American religious life in the broader American context on November 12th at 7 pm. He will offer an engaging lecture, followed by an opportunity for dialogue.        

Two virtual conversations per month will follow on weekday evenings at 7 pm on the subject of African American Diversity of Faith in Charleston, including Faith and Hip Hop and the African American experience within different faith traditions, including Islam, Christianity, Baha’i, as well as others. See the schedule and speakers below.

To register, click here.

The James Sawers Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

Complete Schedule – Virtual Live Events will be held at 7 pm on the following nights:

November 12               Dr. Anthony Pinn ~ The Nature of Black Religion – KEYNOTE ADDRESS

November 19               Damon Fordham ~ African American Faith and Diversity in Charleston

December 8                 Dr. LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant ~ Gullah and Neo-African Faith

December 22               Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim ~ African American Islamic Faith

January 5                     Christal Brown Heyward ~ Hip Hop and Faith

January 19                   Judge Arthur McFarland ~ The Black Catholic Experience

February 2                   Al Nesmith ~ African Americans in the Baha’I Tradition

February 16                 D. Danyelle Thomas ~ African American Millennials and Faith

Website: www.CICouncil.org

The Charleston Interreligious Council “seeks to build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect, and fellowship among religious groups in Charleston.”

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