Interfaith Initiatives
University of South Carolina

Interfaith Initiatives at the University of South Carolina connects students, faculty and staff members with opportunities for discussion, service and engagement in positive interfaith activities.

We are in the second year of our participation in The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, a program sponsored by The White House to encourage interfaith cooperation and community service.

Look here for opportunities to serve, talk, and engage with members of our community from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds.

We work with student organizations, campus partners, and local and statewide groups to inform the University of South Carolina and others about the many opportunities to participate in significant educational and service activities with an interfaith focus.

Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, a university affiliate organization with ties to the Department of Religious Studies, works through a memorandum of understanding with the University to provide educational programs, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, and conferences to address furthering the goals of religious literacy, interfaith dialogue and mutual respect. We will be listing those opportunities here and on our event calendar.

If you are interested in community service with an interfaith flavor or have an idea for an educational program, seminar or other event that will inform our community and encourage dialogue among members of our diverse University community, please be in touch: (803) 777-6688.


The Roots of Compassion in Science, Faith and Civic Engagement

International Education Week, University of South Carolina Dialogue event sponsored by Multicultural Student Affairs and Interfaith Initiatives Join us for perspectives on compassion from Bradley Smith, PhD; Bishop Herman Yoos III, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) South Carolina Synod; … finish reading The Roots of Compassion in Science, Faith and Civic Engagement


Native American Heritage Month Calendar

Be sure to join the University of South Carolina in celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Featured events are listed on the calendar:  

A Cup of Peace: You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught!

An uplifting afternoon to experience peace in our community, and teach our children a peaceful way of being. Interfaith Gathering where: · 13 Wisdom Traditions will present short teachings on Peace · Artists will sing and dance and drum for … finish reading A Cup of Peace: You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught!


The Walker Institute of International and Area Studies and South Carolina Dialogue Foundation present: Distinguished Speakers Series with Dr.Dogan Koc on "The Hizmet (aka Gulen) Movement: Origin, Activities, Structure, and the Critics." Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m., USC Russell … finish reading 


CAROLINDIA – A yearlong celebration of all things India

"CarolIndia is a series of programming organized across the campus and spanning the entire academic year designed to raise awareness of the growing importance of India." The schedule includes Beyond Bollywood, a series of films shown at Nickelodeon, several lectures … finish reading CAROLINDIA – A yearlong celebration of all things India