Faith & Values

Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church Unveils Plans for Memorial with Michael Arad

Earlier this week, architect Michael Arad revealed design plans for a permanent memorial honoring the victims of the Emanuel Nine tragedy. Arad, the architect behind the National September 11 Memorial in New York, conveyed his inspiration for the Emanuel Nine Memorial at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church following a ceremony celebrating the church’s 200th anniversary. “The…

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital honors Dr. James LaVirt Netters Sr.

ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has awarded Dr. James LaVirt Netters Sr. with its annual “Spirit of ALSAC” award. The annual award honors St. Jude friends and advocates who have provided significant support to ALSAC in terms of inspiration, fundraising or awareness efforts to help St. Jude continue…

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Zion A.M.E. Announces Women’s Conference

Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church of Hendersonville, South Carolina will host its inaugural Women’s Conference July 27-29, 2018. The objective is to provide a setting for women and young ladies to discuss issues that have long plagued their environment, but have failed to be properly addressed. Topics of discussion in the adult group will include…

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Mother Emanuel AME Church Announces 200th Anniversary Events

On the heels of the three-year commemoration of the Emanuel 9 tragedy, Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church today announced five planned events to celebrate the church’s historic 200th anniversary. “We could not help but celebrate this bicentennial of the founding of this church with glory and praise,” said Reverend Eric S.C. Manning, pastor of Mother Emanuel…

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Dr. Ray Hagins Delivers a Stimulating Message of Discovery in the Lowcountry

By Imam Hakim Abdul-Ali Afrikan-centered scholar, lecturer and educator Dr. Ray Hagins visited the Lowcountry last weekend on June 30, 2018, and gave a thoroughly thought-provoking message entitled “Wanting to Last” to those who were attendance at his lecture. Dr. Hagins is founder, chief elder and spiritual leader of the Afrikan Village and Cultural Center,…

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Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services Selected as Part of 2018 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative Grants

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently announced the 2018 Collaboration for Ministry Initiative (CMI) grants totaling $95,000 to five organizations. This Initiative was established in 2003 with the intention to engage, support, and sustain the ministries of Catholic Women Religious in South Carolina. These ministries have been responsible for establishing schools, hospitals, and…

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Ebenezer AMEC Celebrates 115 Years

The historic Ebenezer AME Church, located at 44 Nassau Street in downtown Charleston, commemorated an historic milestone in the celebration of its 115th Church Anniversary June 22-24, 2018. From its humble beginnings in June 1903, when several trustees of the South Carolina Conference of the AME Connection purchased the church from the Presbyterian Board of…

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