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From Refugee To Neighbor: Nov 6 Midlands Interfaith Meetup

Who are refugees? How do refugees come to South Carolina? What does resettlement mean? Working closely with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and local faith organizations, Lutheran Services Carolinas welcomes refugees and immigrants and helps them transition into a new life and a new culture. Presenters Breigh Corley, Program Coordinator, and Dylan Gunnels, Refugee Services …

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Understanding Extremism: Oct 2 Midlands Interfaith Meetup

The issues of radicalization and de-radicalization are complex, often subtle, and open to multiple interpretations. Dr. Jonathan Leader, an anthropologist at the University of South Carolina, who teaches courses in law and conflict, religion, and the cultural analysis of terror will be sharing some of his perspectives on this important area of study and its …

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Interfaith Art Day July 29

The Last Pagan Emperor: Julian, Jerusalem & Ancient Interfaith

Emperor Julian (331/2 -363) ruled the Roman Empire from 361 to 363. Although his reign was brief, it was significant. He became emperor after Constantine declared Christianity religio licita (a permitted religion), but before 380, when Theodosius I made it the empire’s sole authorized religion. Julian lived at a time that Christianity was gaining influence …

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President’s Remarks at State House Event

Remarks by our president, Dr. Adrian Bird, on December 28, 2017, at a media conference at the S.C. State House On behalf of Interfaith partners of South Carolina, it is a delight to welcome you all this morning for this rather unique gathering here at the State House, announcing the Governor’s proclamation of January 2018 …

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