GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University’s “From the Ground Up,” an initiative of the Office of the Chaplain, is hosting a number of events surrounding the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
Described as an interfaith conversation, “From the Ground Up” seeks to foster religious tolerance and promote understanding of diverse faith traditions. All events take place on the Furman campus and include:
09/08/11, 5:30 p.m.
“Table Manners for Interfaith Conversation”
David Waugh, former minister of Metro Baptist Church, New York
Dinner at Trustees Dining Hall, RSVP @ 294-2133 or email@example.com
09/11/11, 8:30 a.m. (outside Furman Hall) Remembrance Vigil
5:00 p.m. (Daniel Chapel) Interfaith Service of Healing and Hope ($4 dinner following at Mere Christianity Forum’s Vista House)
09/12/11, 7:00 p.m. (Daniel Chapel)
“When Religion Becomes Lethal”
Charles Kimball, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma
09/14/11, 7:00 p.m. (Daniel Chapel)
“Clergy Beyond Borders”
09/20/11, 7:00 p.m. (Watkins Room, University Center)
“9/11: Muslim Perspectives”
Akan Malici, Professor of Political Science, Furman University
10/10/11, 7:00 p.m. (Daniel Chapel)
George Srour, Non-Profit Founder and Executive Director, Indianapolis, Ind.
10/25/11, 7:00 p.m. (Daniel Chapel)
“Do You Really Know Me?”
Student Panel with President Rod Smolla
Another component of “From the Ground Up” is faithSERVE, a project sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain and Heller Service Corps. faithSERVE is Furman’s response to President Obama’s Interfaith Campus and Community Service Challenge. Through faithSERVE, student volunteers work with the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network to serve meals and spend time interacting with families in transitional homelessness.
Other student-led events will be posted on the “From the Ground Up” website including a Ramadan FAST-A-THON hosted by the Muslim Student Association, and a “God?” Forum presented by the Catholic Campus Ministry.
For more information, visit the From the Ground Up website or contact Maria Swearingen in the Office of the Chaplain, 864-294-2133.