One of the sponsors of Beaufort, South Carolina is the Interfaith Partners of South Carolina.
The state of South Carolina has a centuries-old history of vibrant religious pluralism. The descendants of our indigenous tribes still maintain their unique spirituality. From the earliest days of European colonization, dozens of faiths entered the port of Charleston or traveled south by land, from Muslims to Anabaptists, Jews to Huguenots. And today we are home to hundreds of religious traditions, large and small. Our economic and social fabric are comprised of business executives, students and faculty at our universities, medical professionals and others who are often new South Carolinians bringing with them the faith traditions of countries around the world. South Carolina interfaith leaders have long realized the importance of bringing together people of divergent religious cultures. Interfaith Partners of South Carolina is a statewide organization. We invite you to join us for events throughout the year, including discussion groups, festivals, services, films and classes.
The mission of Interfaith Partners of South Carolina is to foster understanding and cooperation among the religious groups of our community, our state, and our world.
Our vision is that all religious groups within the state will interact harmoniously so that:
All people are treated with dignity and respect
The religious freedom of all groups is protected
Each religious group’s practices and teachings are given respectful consideration
Interfaith discussions will become conversation models that others will want to emulate
Interfaith Partners of South Carolina is a statewide partnership with local groups. The purpose of these groups is to:
–Develop relationships of friendship and trust across religious lines
–Learn each religion’s history, teachings, and practices
–Recognize the similarities and differences between the major religious traditions
–Present events and activities that contribute to the mission and vision of Interfaith Partners of South Carolina