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2017 Tour of Faiths

The Tour of Faiths program is a great way to spark interfaith dialogue as various groups from the community travel to six different faith establishments to learn and understand more about that religion. This is the second year the month of July will be dedicated to this program and we are excited for everyone to have this experience.

Tours

Temple of Israel

Date: Friday July 7, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: 400 Spring Forest Road, Greenville, SC 29615

Description: This reformative temple was started in 1913 with just 6 Jewish families. Today the Temple is home to about 190 families and is continuing to flourish and expand. The temple’s goal is to create a warm and inviting place for worship.

 

Greenville Baha’i Center

Date: Sunday July 9, 2017 at 11:45

Location: 132 Greenacre Road, Greenville, SC 29615

Description: The service we will be attending observes the execution of a young man, Ali-Muhammad, who was known as the Bab (the Gate) because he heralded the advent of Baha'u'llah (the Glory of God), the founder of the Baha'i Faith. The execution took place in Tabriz, Iran, in 1850, at noon. During the audiovisual program, the life and teachings of the Bab will be outlined. After a time for questions, light refreshments will be served.

 

Monastery of Saint Clare

Date: Saturday July 15, 2017 at 3:15
 
Address: 37 McCauley Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690
 
Description: This Roman Catholic based Monastery will share about the Poor Clare way of life and Franciscan spirituality with time for Q&A and refreshments. It is a simple space which lets in the natural beauty around them. All are welcomed!

 

Islamic Center of Greenville

Date: Thursday July 20, 2017 at 7:30

Address: 96 Meridian Ave, Taylors, SC 29687

Description: The Greenville Muslim community began in the 1970s and was started in an old rented room. Today the mosque and center that has been serving the upstate for over 30 years. For all who wish to participate in this tour there is a dress code below. Dress code: men- long sleeved shirts and long pants

Women- Long sleeved shirts, long pants and head scarf to cover hair

*All shoes must be removed before entering the prayer room

 

Holy Cross Episcopal Church

Date: Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

Address: 205 E College Street, Simpsonville SC 29681

Description: Established in 1955, the Holy Cross Episcopal Church is the oldest in the Upstate. Come experience their culture and religion by discovering the power of prayer and service.

 

Congregation Beth Israel

Date: Friday July 28, 2017 at 7:00pm

Address: 425 Summit Dr. Greenville, SC 29609

 

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2017 Tour of Faiths

Temple of Israel
We had approximately 45 people participate in the tour on Friday evening. Rabi Masters welcomed everyone and began the service. The service consisted of readings and prayers from the Mishkan T’filah and teachings from the Torah. During Q&A, the Rabi discussed the differences between various Jewish denominations and answered the participant’s various questions. With wonderful refreshments after the service all were able to talk with one another and further our understanding of this religion.

Greenville Baha’i Center
Roughly 15 people participated on Sunday morning for the presentation and service on the Baha’i martyr Bab. This service represented the day that Bab was killed. The service taught us how the foundation to the Baha’i faith was started. Readings and chants from the Bab’s writings were shared with the group. The morning ended with intriguing discussions and refreshments between tour participants and the Center’s members.

Monastery of Saint Clare
The Monastery had a great turn out with over 52 people who came on Saturday afternoon. We started the afternoon with a very informative and entertaining Q&A with the sisters of Saint Clare. We learned about the sister’s way of life and a little bit of history behind Saint Clare. Following Q&A, we attended the traditional Catholic Mass held within the Monastery.

 

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