Monday Dec 30 at 11 AM Sharp in the State House Lobby
The Hon. Steve Benjamin, City of Columbia Mayor will also be with us to announce Columbia’s own proclamation, too.
Reflecting on 2019
Let’s cut through the cliches and dig into this past year together. We’ll talk in small groups about our successes, failures, and what we’ve learned. Sit with people you would like to get to know better!
Join friends of any, all and no faiths at the British Bulldog in Harbison. 6-8 PM. Free and open to the public. Order on your own. No RSVP necessary.
1220 Bower Pkwy E-10, Columbia, SC 29212
Join new and old interfaith friends for the Annual Meeting of Interfaith Partners of South Carolina at the Baha’i’ Center, 2020 Assembly Street in Columbia. Dr. Amarjit Singh, Secretary of the Sikh Temple in Columbia, and IPSC Sikh Faith Representative, will speak on “Guru Nanak and Humanism.” Also featuring the premiere viewing of the IPSC video documentary. Last chance to purchase 2020 IPSC calendars at the discount rate of $7 each or buy 10-get 2 free. For more information, contact Adrian Bird, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To everyone who came out (all 40 or so of us!) for the October Midlands Interfaith Meetup – thank you for your graciousness and understanding as we began to realize that the restaurant was clueless about our reservation, and either unable or unwilling to accommodate us.
I want to apologize to everyone who went out of your way to come out and hear our special presenters, Tayyaba Sadiq and Omar Shaheed.
Tayyaba and Omar – we thank you most sincerely for your understanding and willingness to reschedule.
Obviously, we will NOT return to that restaurant under any circumstances, and Ben is hard at work identifying a new location that will suit our needs.
Thanks to the many of you who have made great suggestions, all of which are being followed up. Please bear in mind that the difficulty with most establishments is: a-no separate room; b-required room fee or large deposit; c-unwillingness to allow us to order individually from menu; or some combination of such details. We have high hopes for November’s new location, the British Bulldog Pub at 1220 Bower Parkway, Columbia. Meanwhile, thank you again for being so patient and supportive under trying conditions!
In these unsettling days of conflict around the world many of us wonder what Muslims here in the Midlands believe and what they do – what are their worship services like, what are the values that guide their lives, what are their customs, holidays, practices? Two longtime members of Interfaith Partners will share with us at the Oct 1 meetup about their own Muslim practice. Imam Omar Shaheed of Masjid As-Salaam is the former vice- chair of the IPSC board, and Tayyaba Sadiq, software development professional, mother, and a member of local Muslim community and connected with several area masjids (mosques). This is our opportunity to hear about day-to-day life in Islam, what are the “scary words,” and to ask the questions you really want to ask our presenters. New location: British Bulldog Pub in Harbison, 1220 Bower Parkway, Columbia, Tuesday Nov 5 at 6-8PM