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Calendar | Interfaith Harmony Month 2022

Upcoming Events:

1/01/2022–1/31/2022
Ready 2 Read Book Drive
Presented by: Temple Osireion

To celebrate this year’s S.C. Interfaith Harmony Month, Temple Osireion is collecting new and gently used books for pre-K-2nd graders in Richland District 2 schools to take home with them over the summer.

There is a box on my (Holli and Clyde’s) front porch in which you can drop by any time and put your donations. You might do any of the following to gather books:

• Purchase new books anywhere you shop or order online.
• Check thrift stores and library sales.
• Look through your own shelves of no-longer-read books.
• Ask everyone you know for what they might have.

Please help us make this a success!

If you need the address, just email Holli Emore: [email protected]

Temple Osireion is a Pagan tradition based on ancient Egyptian spirituality. SC Interfaith Harmony Month is a project of Interfaith Partners of South Carolina. 


1/22/2022      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Coming To The Center
Presented by: Cherry Hill Seminary

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtcOGopjwuE9M9in96JjveWmk0P5gt6dM-

Cherry Hill Seminary Executive Director, Holli Emore, hosts this live online program with thought leaders, scholars, & experts in Pagan spirituality. Giovanna Parmigiani, Ph.D., is Harvard Divinity School Professor of Religion and Cultural Anthropology. She is an anthropologist of religion and a scholar of Contemporary Paganisms. Free and open to all with registration. Learn more here https://www.cherryhillseminary.org/newsroom/coming-to-the-center/coming-to-the-center-jan-22-2022/

Questions? Contact [email protected]


1/23/2022      3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Interfaith Nature Walk
Presented by: Jordan Henry and Sarah Kurlowich

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/duukqbrUH4aUxvgA7

Join us for a relaxing walk along the Saluda river with friends of many religious, secular, and spiritual paths. Please bring a short reflection to share with the group that illustrates your connection to nature. Your reading could be sacred or secular. Examples include: a poem, song lyrics, a piece of art, or a scripture or book passage.

Please wear a mask if you are physically able. Extra masks will be available for those that need them.

Location: Saluda Riverwalk, 650 Candi Lane Columbia, SC 29203

Park information:
Trails are paved, with a few wooden boardwalk type bridges. No stairs. Limited handicap parking spots. Restrooms on site.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


1/27/2022      10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Faith and Family: How different faith traditions approach serving seniors

Two hour webinar: panel discussion on how different faith traditions care for their seniors, followed by a panel on resources for seniors.

Questions? Contact 843-338-6607


1/28/2022      4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 ‘Patience and Perseverance in Our Many Faiths’

PICNA and Masjid Noor Ul Huda invite you to join a Program entitled ‘Patience and Perseverance in Our Many Faiths’ on Friday, January 28 from 4 to 5:30 PM at Masjid Noor Ul Huda, 517 Winmet Drive, Columbia SC 29203.

  • The Program will include a panel discussion on the above theme followed by a Q & A session.
  • Snacks will be served.
  • Mask and Social Distancing requested as per Mosque Policy

Please register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocuysrj0rHtK0fRNB6E-jk2a5fCsVp-Js

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For further info and to RSVP, pls contact Chaudhry Sadiq 803.210.7355

Past Events:

12/29/2021      11:00 AM – Noon
Interfaith Harmony Month Kickoff and Meet & Greet 

Celebrate the beginning of Interfaith Harmony Month, welcome our new board members, and reconnect with friends of many religious, spiritual, and secular paths. In order to allow us to be as safe as possible, we will be gathering outdoors on the North Lawn of the State House (in front of the steps). All are welcome!

If you plan to attend, please let us know: https://forms.gle/A3Ha2PaFn2aiRhzH8.
Questions? Contact: [email protected]

1/4/2022 7:00-8:00 PM
The Midlands Interfaith Meetup: Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat, the ancient holiday of spring in Israel, in a time of heavy rain and in preparation for new growth. This Jewish holiday occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot, literally ‘New Year of the Trees’. In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as a Jewish Earth Day, and trees are planted in celebration. In Kabbalistic tradition, the first fruits are celebrated with a Tu B’Shevat seder where each fruit has a meaning and an associated blessing to honor the body, mind, intellect and spirit.

ABOUT THE MEETUP: 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.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvdO2gpj8rGtTvvvHMFVlaGgUGuPpEcsLf

Questions? Contact [email protected]

1/8/2022      7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Talking About Values
Presented by: Freethought Society of the Midlands
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-qqqzwjH9CdU5dwLE7O4YqMRu8Y6XiX

Values ground us, give us motivation, and help shape our moral compass. Sharing our values with one another can help us understand each other, especially when it comes to the way we understand the world and our place in it. Chad and Sarah will engage participants in an interactive activity about values. This event will be virtual, but we suggest you come prepared with a pen and something to write on as it relates to the activity.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]


1/13/2022 6:20-8:00 pm
Women of Many Faiths
6:20-6:40 pm: “Friendship Building”
6:45-8:00: Topic Discussion : Please bring and read, sing, or play a favorite poem or song that expresses your faith. 
 
Women of Many Faiths – Columbia, SC
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Women of Faith is to promote interfaith/intercultural understanding and to build goodwill.  While matters of faith and a desire for spiritual growth are what draw us together, it is not necessary to be a practicing member of a specific religious group or tradition to be a participant or become a member of Women of Faith.  We value a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and the opportunity to learn from one another in a spirit of openness, sensitivity, respect, trust, friendship, and support.
To receive the Zoom link for this meeting, it is necessary to contact one of the WOMF co-chairs:
Anne Cox (803-917-6861   [email protected]
Mary Kennerly (803-466-3110    [email protected])

1/17/2022      11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
MLK Interfaith Harmony Month
Presented by: South Carolina Interfaith Power & Light (SCIPL)

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-interfaith-harmony-dialogue-tickets-228440310117

SCIPL, My Neighbors Voice, SC Poor People’s Campaign and Atlantic Institute invites SC residents to register for a virtual MLK Interfaith Harmony Dialogue hosted by SC Interfaith Power & Light on Jan 17th 11am – 12:30pm. The theme is Being a Stone Catcher: Learning, Acting and Teaching Nonviolence. Social Justice leaders mentored by Dr. Martin Luther King, Rev. John Reynold and Dr. Barbara Williams Emerson will speak and participate in small group discussions with attendees.

Questions? Contact [email protected]


1/17/2022 8:00-8:30 PM
Full Moon Ceremony hosted by 3 Rays of Light & Awen Grove Fellowship / Rev. Mela Borawski
Bring your vision boards to this virtual full moon ceremony! We’ll be activating the energy of your vision board and setting those intentions together. If you haven’t made a vision board yet, you’ve got plenty of time. They can even be digital. There’s tons of great resources for making vision boards! Any items you wish to be blessed not only by the full moon energy but by the community energy of this event, place them with you as you come together with us for the ceremony. This could be anything, such as crystals, jewelry items, oracle or tarot cards, etc. This ceremony will be led by the ordained celebrant Rev. Pam Borawski, whose own spiritual path is eclectic and earth-centered. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me. Our full moon ceremonies are interfaith and all are welcome.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86008307632?pwd=WnptVDF0QmF5NUN3UVdKemlZcGk4Zz09

Remember –
– 8pm for the ceremony.
– Place anything you wish soak up the energy of this ceremony with you for the event.
– Have your vision board, whether paper or digital, even if it’s just a piece of paper that you’ve written your goals on for the new year!

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/Z4f4Kk5U
Questions?  Mela at [email protected] or message me on Facebook

1/18/2022      7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Interfaith & Human Trafficking Ongoing Awareness: Your Faith Can Make a Difference!
Presented by: Roger Acton
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h6goojbrQOuSa7ON_Mq0UA

When you attend this Zoom webinar, you will be updated on the crisis of human trafficking impacting the Midlands, and how our faith communities have and can make a difference in just one survivor’s life.  Several of the task force leadership will be panelists in this presentation: Elizabeth Rummel, Captain Heidi Jackson, Chaplain Laurie Pineda, Emma Rush and Heather Pagan.  Roger Acton, current IPSC board member at large, will be the Moderator, is also a member of the local task force and is on our state’s Human Trafficking Task Force, as the Interfaith Chairperson.  And look forward to access to resource support beyond this webinar presentation for your faith community.

Questions? Contact: [email protected]