11 2018


13 2018

Second Annual James Sawers, Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series

The Charleston Interreligious Council invites you to join us for our second annual James Sawers, Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series on Oct. 11-13. Dr. Reuven Firestone will give a number of lectures and presentations during the three-day event at various locations around Charleston.
Please join us for any or all of the following lectures. All are open and free to the public. Click here to print our flyer.
Thursday, October 11, 2018 ~ 7:30 PM
How To Diss a (False) Prophet: Protecting Religion by Rejecting God’s Messengers
Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Bldg, 1st Floor, College of Charleston, 96 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29424.
Friday, October 12, 2018 ~ 9:30 AM
The Story of Prophet Muhammad: Narrative and Counter-Narrative in Islam, Christianity and Judaism
Hanahan Hall, Annex Bldg. 2nd floor of Grace Cathedral, 98 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401, Enter from Wentworth St.
Friday, October 12, 2018 ~ 12:00 noon
Abraham: The First Jew, Christian or Muslim. A Comparative Study of the Patriarch in three Scriptures
Lecture/workshop Library, 2nd Floor, Jewish Studies Bldg, , College of Charleston,
Friday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 PM
The Five Pillars of Islam & Judaism
Main sanctuary at KKBE (Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim,
90 Hassell St., Charleston, SC 29401, guest lecture during evening service.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 10:30 AM
Noah and the Flood in Bible and Qur’an: Is it the Same Story?
Social hall at KKBE, following the morning service.
Saturday, October 13, 2018 ~ 8:00 PM
Who Are the (Real) Chosen People(?) The Meaning of Choseness in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Main sanctuary, Synagogue Emanu-el, (West Ashley),
Born in Northern California, Reuven Firestone is the Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and Affiliate Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. Recipient of numerous research fellowships and university invitations, he is currently a Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Berlin (summers, 2017-2019) and Sigi Feigel Visiting Professorship for Jewish Studies, University of Zürich (2018). Firestone has written over one hundred scholarly chapters and articles and eight books, with translations into German, French, Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic, Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Indonesian and Urdu. Having lived with his family in Israel, Egypt and Germany, he regularly lectures in universities and religious centers throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He served as vice president of the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) and president of the International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA).
The Charleston Interreligious Council (formerly 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.
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