Announcing the First James Sawers, Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series
October 28-30, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
6:30 PM-Welcoming dinner, annex building of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race Street, downtown Charleston
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2:00 PM Discussion at the Charleston Central Mosque: Challenges and Opportunities for Muslims in America, 1082 King St.
7:00 PM Main Lecture: Why Study Religion? Religious Literacy and the Changing Landscape of Faith in America, KKBE, 90 Hassell St.
Monday, October 30, 2017
10:30 AM, workshop, The Cultivation, Calling and Loss of the Self: Confucian and Daoist Perspectives on Vocation. Grace Church, 98 Wentworth St.
3:30 PM Lecture: Death and the Afterlife in Comparative Perspective: Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, Arnold Hall, 96 Wentworth St.
Professor Mark Berkson, Ph.D.
Dr. Mark Berkson is Professor of Religion at Hamline University. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, an M.A. from Stanford University in East Asian Studies, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Religious Studies and Humanities. His scholarly work has addressed topics such as comparative religious thought, religious ethics, death and dying, and interfaith dialogue.
The Christian Jewish Council of Greater Charleston is an organization that seeks to build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect and fellowship among religious groups.