Atlantic Institute invites you to our Yearly Interfaith Event!
The Tour of Faiths is one of our absolute favorite events each year and we are dedicated to providing an experience as close to the in person Tour of Faiths program that we all remember.
This year we will be working with faith organizations throughout South Carolina but also some historic churches in major cities. We will have the availability for those in DC to attend one of our Tours of Faith there as well.
Some of our events this year will be hybrid, so please join us in person if you can, but we will still have the ability to be remote for those of you in different states/countries.
Join us on this journey of spiritual discovery!
Each Virtual Tour will have different Zoom links, please sign up for each event separately.
Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7pm Jehovah's Witnesses and Purple Triangles
Join Christina, our very own program manager, as she shares about the faith that she grew up in until about 20 years of age. She will go over some of the main beliefs as well as also share about how Jehovah's Witnesses were known in the concentration camps by their Purple Triangles.
Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 10:30am St. Paul's Church N.H.S., Mt. Vernon, NYSaint Paul's Church National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located in Mount Vernon, New York, just north of the New York City borough of The Bronx. The site was authorized in 1978 to protect Saint Paul's Church from increasing industrialization of the surrounding area. Saint Paul's Church is one of New York's oldest parishes and was used as a military hospital after the American Revolutionary War Battle of Pell's Point in 1776. The 5-acre cemetery surrounding the church is also within the historic site and contains an estimated 9,000 burials dating from 1704.
Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 2pm Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist, Washington, DC (Christian Science)Students of Christian Science strive to follow Jesus' teachings and example, especially his commands to his disciples to "heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils" (Matt. 10:8), and that "he that believes in me, the works that I do, will he do also" (John 14:12). Join us to learn about the basic principles of Christian Science and it's approach to spiritual healing, and to get clarification on some common misconceptions about our beliefs and practices.
Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 2pm Baha'i Center, 132 Greenacre Road, Greenville, SC 29607
The essence of faith is fewness of words and abundance of deeds. The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God is to promote the unity of the human race and to foster the spirit of love and fellowship among all people. The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established. So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 2pm Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle ~ Washington, DC ~
Come and see the Roman Catholic Cathedral of our nation’s capital – the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. It was designed by noted New York architect C. Grant LaFarge and is Renaissance in design with subtle influences from the Romanesque and Byzantine periods. The Cathedral plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation’s capital. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Washington and, as a parish, the spiritual home to people in over 2,100 registered households in DC, MD and VA.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 5pm Old North Church and Historic Site Boston MAThe Old North Church & Historic Site is managed by The Old North Foundation, a 501(c)3 secular nonprofit. The enduring fame of Old North began on the evening of April 18, 1775, when the church sexton, Robert Newman, and Vestryman Capt. John Pulling, Jr. climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution. Built in 1723, Christ Church in the City of Boston, known to all as the Old North Church, is Boston’s oldest surviving church building and one of the most visited historical site in the city.
Friday, July 15, 2022 at 7pm Baha'i Faith community
This talk will be about our recent Baha'i pilgrimage to Haifa, Israel. My husband and I just returned from this trip which was June 6-14, 2022. The Baha'i Faith historical connection to Israel will be explained and historical places that we visited be shown. Mount Carmel in Haifa is beautified by the Baha'i gardens that decorate the mountain, and the Shrine of the Bab with golden dome sitting halfway up the mountain. Founder of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah, was banished here and sent to Akka, a prison city at the time.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7pm The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (LDS) community
Friday, July 22, 2022 at 7pm Jubilee! Circle
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 10:30am Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, SC
Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 3pm Quaker
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 7pm Islam
Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11am North Anderson Community Church Presbyterian USA