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 (2019) 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.”  ​


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