Fascinating Speaker Series Aims to Showcase Religious Diversity This Week

October 10, 2018, 3:08 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Many of us count ourselves lucky to live in a place we call the Holy City. This nickname encompasses a place where all religiouns can exicist in harmony and be practiced freely.

A fascinating series of lectures will be held the rest of this week, aimed at at showcasing reigious diversity.

Dr. Joshua Shanes, associate director of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, joined us with details on what will be discussed during the Second Annual James Sawers Jr. Speaker Series. The event headliner is renowned religious scholar Rabbi Reuven Firestone of Northern California.

These events are free and open to the public. The council says people from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to attend.

Speaker Series Details:

How to Diss a (False) Prophet: Protecting Religion by Rejecting God’s Messengers
– Thursday, October 11
– 7:30 p.m.
– Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Building, College of Charleston
– 96 Wentworth St.

The Story of Prophet Muhammad: Narrative and Counter-Narrative in Islam, Christianity and Judaism
– Friday, Oct. 12
– 9:30 a.m.
– Hannahan Hall, Annex Building, Adjacent to Grace Cathedral
– 98 Wentworth St.

Abraham: The First Jew, Christian or Muslim, A Comparative Study of the Patriarch in Three Scriptures
– Friday, Oct. 12
– Noon
– Library, Jewish Studies Building, College of Charleston
– 96 Wentworth St.

The Five Pillars of Islam & Judaism
– Friday, Oct. 12
– 8 p.m.
– Main Sanctuary at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
– 90 Hasell St.

Noah and the Flood in Bible and Qur’an: Is It the Same Story?
– Saturday, Oct. 13
– 10:30 a.m.
– Social Hall at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
– 90 Hasell St.

Who are the (Real) Chosen People? The Meaning of Chosenness in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
– Saturday, Oct. 13
– 8 p.m.
– Main Sanctuary, Synagogue Emanuel (West Ashley)
– 5 Windsor Drive