Looking forward to our next meetup on August 3rd and hope to see you there!
CHANGING PATHS: “RELIGIOUS SWITCHING” AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN
Time: 7 – 8 pm
Did you know that at least 42% of Americans have undergone a change in religious affiliation at least once in their lifetime? We’ll look at some of the data and theories behind “religious switching” and then open the discussion to all. Have you changed your religious identity over the course of your life? If not, how have you grown within your religious, spiritual, or secular path?
Please register here to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcuugqDIvHdYCeuYhCVpx7I4wI8AuI6M3
The Midlands Interfaith Meetup began as a public dinner discussion group which moved to Zoom at the onset of the 2020 pandemic. Our primary purpose is to get to know others from the rich variety of faith communities in South Carolina. All are welcome. Our only rules are those below:
- Allow others to express their beliefs and practices in the terms that they choose, not attempting to reframe their beliefs in a way that makes us more comfortable.
- Accept that at times people disagree. This does not imply a personal slight, or even conflict.
- Practice the art of inclusive language. For example, when discussing spiritual matters, we often frame our statements with phrases such as, “in my tradition,” or “as I understand it,” or “in my opinion,” as a way of indicating that we do not claim to speak for others when expressing beliefs or feelings.
- Interfaith occasions are never the place to proselytize for one’s own religion. It’s perfectly appropriate to invite others to visit your services and events, but advancing your religion as a preferred alternative is highly disrespectful.