The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina will host a two-day conference, open to the public, titled “Memory, Monuments, and Memorials.”
Marcus Eriksen’s journey to being half of a dynamic duo fighting plastic pollution had its genesis when he was a marine serving in Kuwait during the first Gulf War in 1991.
It was a quick jaunt — barely more than 24 hours — but was one that local NAACP leader Dot Scott felt was important to make.
In 1980, my wife Becky and I were living the idyllic newlywed life on the sheltered campus of Golden Gate Seminary in Mill Valley, Calif.
Patrons of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will be graced on April 13-15 with the dulcet tones of the 1686 ex-Nachez Stradivarius violin, lent by John Constable and played by CSO Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker.
The annual Holocaust Remembrance commemoration is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, and will feature keynote speaker and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan.
Joanne Ellison of Mount Pleasant founded a new ministry almost two decades ago to draw together women of all Christian denominations.
Thanks to the legislative victories of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, African-Americans can vote, sit anywhere on a bus or in a movie theater, use all public water fountains and sleep in the hotel bed of their choosing.
In the small grassy courtyard inside Aldersgate United Methodist Church, an unlikely group of Christians gathered to celebrate Easter and a new beginning of their own.
With the help of population growth along the Grand Strand, it now has 47 families that are full-time members.
MONCKS CORNER — The roads to Mepkin Abbey are long and narrow through the pine forests of Berkeley County, and pocked with gnarly potholes.
The public university nestled deepest in South Carolina's Bible Belt also has been one of the few in the state without its own chapel.
Charleston’s French Huguenot Church is more than a house of worship: Its Gothic sanctuary also serves as a memorial to the widespread influence of French Protestants in the United States.
I opened an email this week from Charleston, South Carolina that asked, “Please help me make sense of these mass shootings. I am a devout Catholic, but it's so hard to think this was ‘God's purpose’ for children to die this way.
The College of Charleston’s Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program will soon get a new director. Ezra Cappell, a New York native who has spent the past 17 years at the University of Texas at El Paso, will take the baton of Jewish Studies from retiring director Martin Perlmutter on July 1.
When the late Oliver Sacks, a professed lover of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, subjected himself to the claustrophobia-inducing MRI machine so that researchers might map brain activity as he listened to music, the results affirmed the neurologist’s musical preferences.
For many Christians throughout the world, Billy Graham stood at the top of the mountain. An impassioned preacher who led the evangelical movement worldwide during the second half of the 20th century, Graham did more than anyone else to make evangelism mainstream.
Contrary to their bad reputation, swamps offered sanctuary for centuries to slaves who escaped hard labor and torture on plantations from Virginia to Brazil and the Caribbean.
SUMMERVILLE — Cummins Memorial Theological Seminary, a small school with roots dating back to Reconstruction, keeps a low profile in an old white building off of South Main Street.
Friends and loved ones of Tywanza Sanders, the youngest person killed in the Emanuel AME Church shooting, will race on March 11 to raise money for scholarships to honor him.
The disassociated Diocese of South Carolina, which left The Episcopal Church in 2012 and sued to retain its name and property, lost its battle in the state courts in August last year when the Supreme Court issued a set of five opinions that, overall, favored The Episcopal Church and its rema…
When Katie Ciardi moved to Charleston from the Northeast a year and a half ago she was in a long-term relationship. She and her fiancé moved in together with their three dogs. But then, problems arose and the engagement fell apart.
A Lowcountry pastor who has helped form two Bible colleges in Africa was recently honored in Nigeria, where his organization recently opened its second college.
Some fear the Orangeburg Massacre, an era-defining moment of the 1960s, did not pierce the collective conscious of America but 50 years later, some fear it's fading from memory.
Two years ago, a graduate student at the College of Charleston approached Harlan Greene at the Special Collections desk to request materials concerning Charleston’s LGBTQ history. Greene, who is gay, was taken aback.
Mark Epstein nearly fell out of his chair when he heard the voice of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. crackling through his speakers.
Scars still knit across her chest all these years later, a lace-like testament to what she has endured. And survived. Down her body they stretch, bending her left wrist, knotting fingers, gnarling skin and muscle.
Justin is a 12-year-old student at Southwest Bilingual School in the high mountains outside La Esperanza, Honduras. Every weekday, he rides five miles on a school bus through twisted and rutted dirt roads.
Immaculée Ilibagiza grew up in a small village in Rwanda, Africa, and enjoyed a peaceful childhood until 1994, when the assassination of the nation's Hutu president sparked months of massacres of Tutsi tribe members.
Visitors to Charleston interested in history typically are told only part of the story, and too often it’s the white part. That’s a problem, Blan Holman said.
I graduated from high school in Atascadero, Calif. In the 1970s, Atascadero was a town without a stoplight or chain stores. However, we had a lot of churches and liquor stores. Truthfully, it fit the Spanish meaning of “miry place," roughly translated as “pigsty.”
It began with an informal chat in a dentist office but rapidly evolved into a film project that presents and preserves the story of one of Charleston's best-known Holocaust survivors.
In Charleston, Martin Luther King Jr. Day triggers a host of events: a parade, ecumenical service, church celebrations, a business breakfast, a poetry slam and more.
Eighteen days before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a rally of sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., declaring the struggle now had shifted. Desegregation had been the main goal, but now it was something else.
By the time you read this column, my wife and I will have landed at one of the most treacherous airports in the world in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
The Rev. Sharon Risher, whose mother died in the Emanuel AME Church shooting, will speak Wednesday at the College of Charleston in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
When he went to court that day, summoned to jury duty, he hadn't expected to step into a dark chapter of Charleston’s history. His job had kept him on two continents in the months prior, so he wasn’t up on the local news.
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Shortly after Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg took office in 2016, he reached out to several pastors for counsel.