Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

It should be the duty of the Christian faith community to take the lead in combatting racism in our society.

That was the call to action brought forth by theologian and author, Drew G.I. Hart, Ph.D., at the fall dialogue of The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ on Oct. 15 at Shandon United Methodist Church.

Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops 2017 Fall Dialogue

This past January I participated in a book study with five African Americans and five Caucasian pastors reading and discussing Drew Hart’s book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. We met in each other’s home over a meal and shared our insights, questions and struggles with racism together.

21st Annual Prayer Service

The Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3600 Devine St, Columbia. A reception will immediately follow the service. Rev. Dr. Herman Yoos, Bishop of the South Carolina Synod will deliver the sermon.

2016 Bishops’ Dialogue a success

Satterlee Hall at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia was filled with people, passion and enthusiasm for public education on October 12th at the 2016 SC Bishops’ Dialogue on Public Education. Present were educators, legislators, bishops and clergy from four denominations, churchgoers, tutors, mentors, university administrators, faculty and more. Bishops present were Robert Guglielmone, Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston; Jonathan Holston; United Methodist Conference, South Carolina, Skip Adams, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina; and Andrew Waldo, Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.