Jul 25

August 6: Hiroshima Remembrance & Celebration of Life

•Hosted by Carolina Peace Resource Center and Columbia Friends Meeting

Hiroshima Remembrance & Celebration of Life

When: Sunday, August 6 • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Canal Room, EdVenture Children’s Museum
211 Gervais St • Columbia, South Carolina 29201

What: Please come to an Interfaith, family-friendly event to raise awareness of the need for universal peace. This vigil commemorates the 72nd anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II and will incorporate music, dance, readings and silent reflection as well as activities for young kids.

This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome!
For more information, call 803-237-2656.

Jul 15

July 23: Learn About Buddhism

Learn About Buddhism

The Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, Florence Branch invites you to our quarterly educational program on various faith communities in Florence.

When:
July 23, 2017 at 2:30–5:00 pm

Where:
Florence Library
509 S. Dargan St. · Florence, SC 29506

Program:
2:30–2:40 · Welcome and Introduction – MC
2:45–4:15 · Buddhism – Wayne Jones
4:15–5:00 · Q & A (followed by refreshments and fellowship)

We hope to see you there!

Jun 29

2018 A State of Many Faiths

Beautiful 18-month 2018 calendar featuring information on each of 11 S.C. religious groups and important holidays.

Click here to learn more and order.

Jun 03

June 12–13 Moving Forward Together Summit

• An Invitation from Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, Inc. •

Moving Forward Together: A National Summit of Schools, Communities, and Law Enforcement

When: June 12–13

Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

What: A multidimensional two-day conference will bring educators, law enforcement members, and other leaders together with the community to foster better relationships between people of color and the institutions that serve us all. Of particular interest to interfaith leaders will be two sessions on Tuesday: a panel at 9 AM entitled “Communities of Faith—Building Bridges for Students and Communities” and a discussion at 11:10 on “Understanding Islam and Muslims”.

 

For more information and to register, please visit Blue Ribbon Schools’ website.

May 25

June 2, 8, 11, & 20: Four Iftar Dinners

• An Invitation from the Atlantic Institute •

Join the Atlantic Institute for One of Four Iftar Dinners
in Columbia, SC

Friday, June 2, 2017 • 7:30 PM (Dinner at Sundown)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
2701 Heyward St, Columbia, SC 29205
Free and open to the public.
More details and RSVP here.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 • 7:30 PM (Dinner at Sundown)
Atlantic Institute, West Columbia
909 Shull Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
(parking off 9th Street)
Free and open to the public.
More details and RSVP here.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 • 7:30 PM (Dinner at 8:30 PM)
Columbia Museum of Art
1515 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201
Discussion is free; dinner for a small fee.
More details and tickets here
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 • 7:30 PM (Dinner at Sundown)
Atlantic Institute, West Columbia
909 Shull Street, West Columbia, SC 29169
(parking off 9th Street)
Free and open to the public.
More details and RSVP here.

From the Atlantic Institute:

“We invite you to join us for a fast-breaking dinner. Ramadan starts on May 25, 2017 and during the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast by abstaining from consuming water and food while the sun is out. Iftar—or fast breaking—dinners take place each night once the sun sets. This is an important time not only for those who participate in Ramadan because of their faith but also an important time to share this tradition with friends from different backgrounds over delicious food and through lively conversation. It is truly a special time when people of all backgrounds come together and share in the Iftar experience, learning about different cultures and faiths in the process. We have 4 different events that you can choose from. Please RSVP with the link that your are interested in attending. We look forward to seeing you.”

May 21

June 1: Mother Emanuel Nine Remembrance Day

• An Invitation from the SC Human Affairs Commission •

Mother Emanuel Nine Remembrance Day

When: Thursday, June 1 • 11:00am

Where: Chappelle Auditorium, Allen University
1530 Harden St. • Columbia, SC 29204

What: A sacred opportunity to publicly reflect on the June 17 tragedy and recommit to racial and economic equality.

“The SC Human Affairs Commission will host the “Mother Emanuel Nine Remembrance Day” each year on June 1st in Columbia to reflect on the progress made in improving race relations and economic equality for minorities.

Allen University, an institution affiliated with the AME church, lost three alumni (Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Reverend Daniel Simmons, and Tywanza Sanders) from this massacre and will share brief supplications. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary also bereaved by the loss of two of their esteemed alumni (Reverend Pinckney and Reverend Simmons) will offer prayers for peace.

As the State reminisces on the tragedy that took place in Charleston, we find the task of eradicating racism challenging, but must remain undeterred. We hope that you will join us and return to your community with a renewed sense of why we should all be working to improve race relations and ensure economic opportunity for all South Carolinians.”

All are welcome.

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