PLEASE JOIN Columbia Friends Meeting and Carolina Peace Community on Friday, August 6th, from 7 to 8 pm at Columbia Friends Meeting (120 Pisgah Church Road 29203). We will remember the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to honor the hibakusha – the last remaining survivors of the explosions. We will begin with silent, expectant worship in the manner of Quakers and then share as we are led.
In August people around the world hold vigils in memory of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to remember and to pledge never to use nuclear weapons again. Columbia Friends have held vigils since the early 1990’s when Rebecca (since deceased) and Harry Rogers organized silent vigils.
South Carolinians, we hope, will commemorate Hiroshima Day. Savannah River Site in the 1950’s began producing materials used in nuclear weapons. Not only have key explosive components of nuclear weapons been constructed here, but our state also has been a center for nuclear weapon and nuclear waste production. Currently, Savannah River Site is being planned as a factory to create nuclear triggers for more nuclear weapons.
This year, Columbia’s annual Hiroshima Day will remember the destruction caused by nuclear weapons, celebrate community, and pledge to walk together in peace.
Friends across the Palmetto State really just Columbia and Aiken have started connecting together through zoom for their gatherings on Sunday. Faith and Practice by joining community and having fellowship together.
In one of our next zoom gatherings. Friends will discuss our First Day program on Membership. Aaron Crosman will discuss his views on growing up Quaker and the process of becoming a member. There will be plenty of time for discussion and answering questions. Hope to see you there!
Join us on zoom Sundays at 10:00 am for silence and 11:00 for fellowship and discussions.
Having travelled over 20 countries preaching, teaching, and serving on the mission field, Rev. Dr. Regina Henderson Moore has served in the local church, Duke University Chapel, and The United Methodist Church’s global ministries headquarters in New York City. Currently, she is the Executive Minister and CEO of the South Carolina Christian Action Council based in Columbia.
Dr. Moore resides in Camden, South Carolina with her husband, Nick, where she also leads churches and other faith-based organizations in social impact strategies as owner and principal consultant of Riverside Consulting Group. She is an active member of the Columbia (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, the Forest Acres Club of Rotary, International, and serves on the Richland School District Two Education Foundation with grants, fundraising, and scholarships. She is also a published writer contributing to the book These Women Can Say It, Too! Volume 2 edited by Martha Simmons. Dr. Moore is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management.
She also earned her master’s and doctorate degrees from Duke Divinity School. She lives by the holy words: To whom much is given, much is required. She enjoys reading autobiographies and preparing holiday meals for her family, neighbors, and friends.
This was a great read and rediscovery. This article tackles a great debate that has sparked a conversation among Quakers and Christian based religions. How did this image of European decent make its way to the forefront in a land dominated by people of color? Well lets go over to Friends Journal and learn some more.
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“White Christianity has often depicted characters in biblical scenes as pale-skinned. Given the people’s origins and location, this is unlikely. Christianity in its origins was a movement consisting principally of colonized people who suffered under military occupation in the Middle East and Africa. The opening lines of Matthew even give us a family tree that shows Joseph, a many-times grandchild of Abraham and Sarah, as the descendent of migrants from what is now Iraq.”