The Interfaith Partners of South Carolina will meet Sunday at Columbia College, where people from a number of faith backgrounds and communities will share their efforts to promote compassion.
Themed “Compassion: What Have We Done? What Do We Do Next?,” the meeting is free and open to the public. Representatives from around the state of the Bahai’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Pagan, Sikh and Unitarian Universalist faiths will share ways they have practiced compassion, as well as celebrate ongoing work.
“The theme of the upcoming meeting has grown out of IPSC’s multi-year program on compassion,” said Carl Evans, professor emeritus of religious studies at the University of South Carolina and chair of IPSC’s board of directors. “This program has resulted in interfaith community conversations on compassion in several South Carolina cities as well as commitments by IPSC’s 10 faith groups to engage in compassionate service.”
Interfaith activity in the state has grown in recent decades thanks to increasing religious diversity.
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The meeting is from 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday in the Breed Leadership Center at Columbia College. The Rev. Roy Mitchell, Columbia College’s chaplain and director of church relations, will give the keynote address.