May 7 in Columbia

Working with Local Community Groups to Combat Hate

For Immediate Release on April 24, 2019 – As the death toll in Sri Lanka continues to rise, Interfaith Partners of South Carolina (IPSC) joins the many voices around the world condemning the vicious acts of hatred committed against Christians during Easter celebrations. These violent, hate-filled attacks are becoming all too familiar, and IPSC reaffirms its commitment to build bridges across religious boundaries, fostering understanding and trust among South Carolina’s diverse residents. ​

This weekend, IPSC takes another step toward achieving peace, as we proudly partner with local community groups for an event that combats fear with education: the Irmo International Festival. Held on Sunday, April 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Irmo Community Park, the festival is a celebration of diversity within Irmo. This local solution is an antidote to hate and one example of how IPSC is helping to build strong and peaceable community. IPSC Chair, Dr. Adrian Bird says, “We will not stay silent in the midst of our tears and our mourning. In solidarity with one another, we actively strive to make a positive difference.”  ​


FBI Recognizes IPSC With Award!

January 11, 2019
Interfaith Partners of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Since 1990, each of the FBI’s 56 field offices nominates one person or group to receive the “Director’s Award for Community Leadership”. The award, given on behalf of Director Christopher A. Wray, is in recognition of outstanding service to the local community and the enduring contributions to the advancement of justice.
Special Agent in Charge, Alphonso “Jody” Norris, presented the 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award to Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, for impacting thousands from communities representing all cultures, religions and backgrounds through their efforts; building relationships of trust; prevention of terrorism; understanding of racial and religious bias, and establishing interfaith groups in various communities across South Carolina.
The presentation convened at the FBI office, 151 Westpark Boulevard, Columbia, SC, in the conference room, second floor on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:00pm.

L to R: Holli Emore, Public Information Officer; Omar Shaheed, former Vice-President; FBI Special Agent in Charge Jody Norris; Adrian Bird, President; Cheryl Glantz Nail, Vice-President.

Don’t Miss A Thing In January!

It’s S.C. Interfaith Harmony Month.

This is your chance to visit something that has made you curious. Be with old friends and make new ones at one of our many events this month. Click here for details

Stories From The Parliament (Rescheduled for Jan)

Stories from the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:00–8:00 PM

Details: Members of IPSC will show and tell about their time at the world’s largest and oldest interfaith gathering, the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Hear about what we saw, what we learned, and what we’ll never forget!

About Midlands Interfaith Meetup: Join old and new friends from many faiths for good food and fellowship. All are welcome, whatever your religion or non-religion! We order separately, no required order minimum.

Zorba’s Greek Restaurant
6169 Saint Andrews Rd.
Columbia, South Carolina 29212

If You Missed the Beaufort Annual Meeting

Here’s a full video of the program, including a keynote address by Carl Evans and his surprise award. Thank you, James Taylor, for your outstanding videography!

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