he Charleston Interrelgious Council's 3rd annual James Sawer Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series will be held November 7-9, 2019. Our speaker will be Dr. Wendy Cadge, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University. She will be offering presentations and workshops on contemporary American religion, especially related to religion in public institutions, chaplaincy, religion and immigration, and religious and moral aspects of healthcare.
On May 14 at 7:30 pm, communities that participated in the Spirited Brunch were invited to attend a special Iftar gathering, hosted by KKBE synagogue. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramadan, and is often done as a community, with Muslim people gathering to break their fast together. The meal is taken just after the call to prayer Maghrib, which is around sunset. Participants heard remarks about importance of fasting and Ramadan in the Muslim faith, offered by Imam Shamudeen, observed the call to prayer, then took part in an amazing meal prepared by the Muslim community.
Join us for the 2019 Spirited Brunch! Over 20 communities will be participating this year!Join us for the third iteration of the Spirited Brunch on April 28, 2019 12:30-3:30 pm. Communities throughout Charleston will open their doors to the wider Charleston Community, offer a tour of their space and a general overview of their faith tradition, as well as let you taste a sample of foods that represent their community!
The Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world and the largest Christian community in the Middle East. Come & learn about this ancient and contemporary church from the Coptic community in South Carolina. Find out what is happening to Christians of the Middle East today.
6:30 PM Tuesday April 2, 2019
Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
This program is free and open to the public.
Our Third Annual Food and Faith program will be held on January 28, 2019. Speakers from the Jewish and Muslim communities will share information about the topic of blessings, followed by a question and answer session. All participants then partake in a meal prepared by the Jewish and Muslim communities of Charleston while they discuss topics organized by table. This is a lively and interesting discussion, not to mention an incredible meal. Join us!
The Third Annual James Sawers Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series was held on October 11-13 in Charleston. Our speaker was Dr. Rabbi Reuven Firestone, professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at the Hebrew Union College and affiliate professor of religion at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has written over 100 scholarly articles and eight books and regularly lectures at universities and religious centers throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Rabbi Firestone offered various lectures, workshops and informal discussions throughout Charleston.
Over 20 communities participated in the second annual Spirited Brunch, opening their doors to the Charleston community to teach about their sacred spaces and offer a refreshment to all who visit. Hundreds learned more about the various religious communities in Charleston during this monumental event.
Those who attended the Sacred Spaces Tour to the Louis G. Gregory Baha’i Museum learned more about the Baha’i Faith and its history in Charleston. The tour was held on Sunday, March 18 at 2pm.
The 2018 Food and Faith program was held on January 29, 1018 at 6:30 pm at Arnold Hall, College of Charleston Campus. More than 150 people attended to hear Rabbi Michael Davies and Imam Haris Qudsi talk about Fast and Festivals in their respective traditions, as well as dialogue with one another while enjoying a delicious meal prepared for them by the Muslim and Jewish communities.
The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston, SC held the first James Sawers, Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series on October 28-30, 2017. Dr. Mark Berkson, professor and chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN will be the keynote speaker.
The Christian-Jewish Council is proud to be a co-sponsor of the upcoming
“ Spirited Brunch"
with the Post & Courier and The College of Charleston’s Religious Studies Program, to be held on
Sunday, May 21 from 12:30-3:00 PM .
Please join us for this opportunity to visit various houses of worship and religious institutions in the area, to have some snacks and learn about each faith community represented.
Watch for more details in the Food Section of next Wednesday’s (May 17) Post & Courier or follow the link in the letter below to find out more information. Enjoy and learn.
The Charleston community had the opportunity to tour St John’s Lutheran Church and the Unitarian Church on February 26, 2017 as part of our Sacred Spaces Tours of Charleston.
The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston on held its first Food and Faith program on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Over 100 people attended this event to participate in a Dialogue Between Muslims and Jews about Food and Faith, and partake in a meal prepared for them by the Muslim and Jewish communities.
A Sacred Tour to Grace Episcopal Cathedral and Morris Brown AME Church was held on September 13, 2015.