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Claflin University to Host Community Interfaith Forum on Thursday

Oct 23, 2012

Claflin University will host an Interfaith Forum on Thursday, Oct. 25 where local panelists will discuss ways to build cooperation and understanding among people of different faith communities.

“We invite the community to attend this important forum.  It will greatly assist in building bridges between our faiths in order to make the community prosper,” said Rev. Dr. Ken Walden, University chaplain.

The forum is part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.  The Challenge was instituted by President Barack Obama to form consensus among people from religious and non-religious backgrounds in tackling community challenges.

This year’s panelists include: Rev. Larry McCutcheon, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church; Rev. Jerome Anderson, pastor of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Rev. Genova McFadden, Wesley Foundation director; Harmeet Singh, Sikh Religious Society of South Carolina; Rev. Leon Kackman, Columbia Zen Buddhist Priory; Dr. Kumkum Singh, Interfaith Partners of South Carolina; and Dr. Zia Hasan, the University’s Vice President for Planning, Assessment and Information Services.

The forum will start at 11 p.m. and be held in the Moss Auditorium of the Whittaker V. Middleton Fine Arts Center on campus.  For more information, please contact Carolyn Snell by phone at (803) 535-5338 or by e-mail at

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