The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston, SC is pleased to announce the first James Sawers, Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series, October 28-30, 2017. The initial events planned include, but are not limited to:
Welcoming dinner, 6:30 PM. Saturday, October 28, 2017
Main lecture, 7:00 PM, Sunday evening, October 29, 2017
Dr. Mark Berkson, professor and chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN will be the keynote speaker.
Dr. Berkson teaches courses in Asian religions (including Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist and Hindu traditions), Islam and comparative religion. Mark received his PhD from Stanford University in Religious Studies, his MA from Stanford in East Asian Studies and his BA from Princeton University.
In May 2011, Berkson was awarded a contract to create a 24 lecture DVD series and accompanying book entitled "Cultural Literacy for Religion" as part of The Great Courses Series.
All are welcome. More information will follow in the coming weeks.
The Christian-Jewish Council of Greater Charleston, SC is an organization that seeks to build bridges of understanding to promote sensitivity, tolerance, respect and fellowship among all faith groups. The CJC is an IRS 501 C (3) organization. Donations are welcome and may be made at our website or mailed to CJC, P.O. Box 30692, Charleston, SC 29417.