The Charleston Interreligious Council will host the fourth annual James Sawers Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series online between November and February. The event will begin with a keynote address by Rice University religious studies professor Anthony Pinn Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. titled “The Nature of Black Religion.”

Throughout the end of this year and the beginning of next, speakers will discuss topics like “Faith and Hip-Hop,” “Gullah and Neo-African Faith” and “African Americans in the Baha’I Tradition.” Speakers will include Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, Christal Brown Heyward and Judge Arthur McFarland. The full schedule is printed below.

Nov. 12: Dr. Anthony Pinn – The Nature of Black Religion
Nov. 19: Damon Fordham – African American Faith and Diversity in Charleston 
Dec. 8: Dr. LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant – Gullah and Neo-African Faith
Dec. 22: Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim – African American Islamic Faith
Jan. 5: Christal Brown Heyward – Hip Hop and Faith
Jan. 19: Judge Arthur McFarland – The Black Catholic Experience
Feb. 2: Al Nesmith – African Americans in the Baha’I Tradition
Feb. 16: D. Danyelle Thomas – African American Millennials and Faith

Viewers interested in checking out the discussions can register on Zoom.

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