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1/22/15

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In This Issue:
“ON THE SIDE OF HISTORY” ▶︎ “Exploring and celebrating intersections of scripture, society, and The Episcopal Church
◉ WOMEN
◉ AFRICAN AMERICANS
◉ LGBT
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“ON THE SIDE OF HISTORY” ▶︎ “Exploring and celebrating intersections of scripture, society, and The Episcopal Church
This is the common theme of three EFSC Conferences to be held to be held in 2015 in different deaneries throughout the diocese.

The educational conferences will be led by noted experts, each featuring presentations on significant topics relevant to The Episcopal Church in South Carolina. The programs will be hosted in three different locations on three Saturdays during the first months of 2015. Conferences will begin at 9:30AM and end at 2:30PM including a box lunch.


All sessions are to be open to the general public.

Each Conference will have one of the following Communities of Focus:

◉ WOMEN

◉ AFRICAN AMERICANS

◉ LGBT

Tickets may be purchased online at the LINKS below of by mailing $20/person to:

THE EPISCOPAL FORUM OF SOUTH CAROLINA
P.O. Box 1772, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

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◉ WOMEN
Community of Focus: WOMEN - Topics and speakers:

✽ Women in the Church: "What to Make of the Diversity and Differences?”: by The Venerable Calhoun Walpole (Archdeacon, TEC in SC.)

✽ "The Place of Women in the Life of the Church." Dr. Walter Edgar. Professor of History Emeritus, University of South Carolina and host of "Walter Edgar's Journal" and "South Carolina A to Z" on ETV Radio.

✽ "The Grimke Sisters' Divine Mission." Dr. Amy McCandless, Dean of the Graduate School, College of Charleston, South Carolina and Professor of History, College of Charleston.


Conference to be held January 24, 2015 at The Episcopal Church in Okatie (231 Hazzard Creek, on Hwy 170) OKATIE, SC


◉ AFRICAN AMERICANS
Community of Focus: AFRICAN AMERICANS - Topics and speakers:

✽ “Scripture as a Voice For and Within the African American Community from Slavery to Today” by: Dr. Kendra Hamilton (Director of Southern Studies, Presbyterian College).

✽ “Over 200 Years of Black Leadership in TEC”
The Union of Black Episcopalians - Rev. Wilmot Merchant

✽ “A Reading from ‘Truth in Cold Blood’” followed by an audience participation discussion moderated by: The Venerable Calhoun Walpole and Dr. Kendra Hamilton.

✽ “The Church’s Role and Responsibility In Promoting Social Justice” by: Dr. Michael Kogan (Professor of Religion, Montclair State University).

Conference to be held February 28, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (801 11th Avenue, N. MYRTLE BEACH)

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◉ LGBT
Community of Focus: LGBT - Topics and speakers:

✽ “Does Scripture Actually Speak to Us? Perspectives on Our Responsibilities in Interpreting Scripture” by: Dr. Dale Martin (Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University).

✽ “Scripture and Sexual Orientation: A Case Study of the Ethics of Interpretation” Dr. Dale Martin (Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University).

✽ “Personal Histories, Personal Voices - Embracing Diversity in TEC in SC”by: Multiple speakers from the diocese

Conference to be held March 21, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church,(67 Anson Street, CHARLESTON, SC)

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