Mourning the Loss of Our President

November 2017

Interfaith Partners of S.C. mourns the loss of our 2016-2017 President, Dr. Will Moreau Goins, who also served as Faith Representative for Native American spirituality on our board of directors.

Dr. Goins brought many gifts to his role in IPSC, including his understanding of the American Indian deep connection with the earth. His enthusiasm for creative ways of engaging others resulted in a 2016 children’s interfaith art contest. He was closely involved with the creation of South Carolina’s first printed interfaith calendar, delivered just days ago. (A copy of this beautiful educational calendar will be mailed to every school district in the state.) Many have been inspired by Dr. Goins’ singing, his beautiful beading and other Native crafts, and his knowledge of First Peoples history and struggle to survive following the European migrations.

Dr. Goins’ passion for preserving his Native heritage, spirituality, and social justice will be sorely missed. His mark on Interfaith Partners of S.C. remains a tribute to his life of service.

You are invited to post your memories of Will on our Facebook page.

And here are some articles about Will:

Native American activist Dr. Will Goins dies at 57

‘Voice’ of the marginalized: SC Native American leader passes away

Will Moreau Goins, Native American Activist, Dies

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