Faith & Values

CAJM Nehemiah Action Assembly to bring together local officials to address community problems that have reached a crisis level: transportation and housing

In what should be the year’s largest and most diverse gathering of Charleston County citizens to address community problems in the region, CAJM (Charleston Area Justice Ministry) will come together Monday, May 6 at the organization’s annual “Nehemiah Action Assembly.” They will be asking top officials to commit their support to best practices in addressing…

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Edisto Fork UMC Pastor to Serve as Guest Speaker for Claflin’s Sesquicentennial Baccalaureate Service

The Reverend Ellis White Jr. will be the guest speaker for Claflin University’s Sesquicentennial Baccalaureate Service at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, in Tullis Arena at the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Wellness Complex. Baccalaureate is an interfaith service offering farewell to the graduates of Claflin University. The service is open to all graduating…

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Summerville Mother Publishes Late Daughter’s Writings In Heartfelt Poetry Book

By Damion Smalls In a touching tribute to her late daughter Claudette Monique Dillings, Darlene Walker Smith converted a collection of Claudette’s poems into a book entitled “The Final Chapter: Self-Expressionistic Poems That Touch on Profound Issues” in 2018. A Summerville native, Smith became a first-time author through the publication dedicated to both her daughter…

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Liberating Lives collecting spare change from community to help raise funds for academy

  Liberating Lives is holding an ongoing fundraiser to raise funds to build their academy for formerly incarcerated women in the Lowcountry. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is asking that people donate their spare change, dimes, nickels, quarters, pennies, to assist them in reaching their goal. The fundraiser is being run now through May 18, 2019. The…

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Suspect in Black Church Burnings Influenced by Music Sometimes Tied to Hate, Police Say

By Michael Edison Hayden Special from the Southern Poverty Law Center (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by “black metal,” police say – a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.Matthews engaged in a conversation about Varg Vikernes on Facebook. Vikernes is a…

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The Today Show’s Craig Melvin will moderate the third annual Charleston Forum discussion featuring Rev. Eric Manning and Rabbi Jeffrey Myers

The Charleston Forum announced their engaging lineup of speakers and keynote armchair discussion participants for the 2019 Charleston Forum on Sunday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall. The Charleston Forum provides the community with different perspectives on issues involving race and a direct path to address issues of criminal justice and…

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Trailer Released for Documentary Film Honoring the Victims of the 2015 Emanuel A.M.E. Church Shooting

  The long-awaited trailer for the upcoming documentary, “EMANUEL,” is available now. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Charleston, South Carolina tragedy at Emanuel A.M.E. Church. “EMANUEL,” opens in movie theaters nationwide, as a limited release event with Fathom Events on June 17 and 19 only. The newly released trailer gives a sneak peek into the emotional documentary that recalls the…

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