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Clergy Beyond Borders Comes to Campus Sept. 14

GREENVILLE, S.C.—As part of Furman University’s “From the Ground Up” program commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Clergy Beyond Borders will give a presentation on September 14 at 7 p.m. in Daniel Chapel.

The event, sponsored by Furman’s Office of the Chaplain, is free and open to the public.  The presentation is part of Clergy Beyond Borders’ two-week, cross-country “Caravan for Reconciliation.”

The organization’s mission is to spread the message that religious diversity is an essential value in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Using an approach modeled on interfaith dialogue, Clergy Beyond Borders will present and teach resources for use by community members, clergy and divinity students so they can respond to attacks on faith communities within the U.S., including anti-Islam sentiment.

Speakers on the tour include Founder and President of Clergy Beyond Borders, Imam Yahya Hendi, who is also the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University and a member of the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of North America.

Other participants include Rabbi Gerald Serotta, Executive Director of Clergy Beyond Borders and founding Chair of Rabbis for Human Rights – North America; Rev. Dr. Adam Bunnell, a Conventual Franciscan Friar and Roman Catholic priest who currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for International and Interfaith Relations at Bellarmine University; and Rev. Carole A. Crumley, an Episcopal priest who has served as Senior Program Director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation since 1997.

For more information about Clergy Beyond Borders, go to www.ClergyBeyondBorders.org.

For information about the Furman event and others as part of “From the Ground Up,” contact Maria Swearingen at 864-294-2133 or go to http://www.fromthegroundupfurman.com/.

Last updated February 17, 2016
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