The Charleston Interreligious Council (CIC) presents the topic of African American Religious Diversity and Dialogue through a series of Live Virtual Events. Dr. Anthony Pinn, keynote speaker and professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, will discuss African American religious life in the broader American context on November 12th at 7 pm. He will offer an engaging lecture, followed by an opportunity for dialogue.
Two virtual conversations per month will follow on weekday evenings at 7 pm on the subject of African American Diversity of Faith in Charleston, including Faith and Hip Hop and the African American experience within different faith traditions, including Islam, Christianity, Baha’i, as well as others. See the schedule and speakers below.
To register, click here.
The James Sawers Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series is free and open to the public.
Complete Schedule - Virtual Live Events will be held at 7 pm on the following nights:
November 12 Dr. Anthony Pinn ~ The Nature of Black Religion - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
November 19 Damon Fordham ~ African American Faith and Diversity in Charleston
December 8 Dr. LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant ~ Gullah and Neo-African Faith
December 22 Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim ~ African American Islamic Faith
January 5 Christal Brown Heyward ~ Hip Hop and Faith
January 19 Judge Arthur McFarland ~ The Black Catholic Experience
February 2 Al Nesmith ~ African Americans in the Baha’I Tradition
February 16 D. Danyelle Thomas ~ African American Millennials and Faith
The Charleston Interreligious Council "seeks to build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect, and fellowship among religious groups in Charleston."