Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Incarnation Lutheran Church, Columbia
Sheriff Leon Lott, Richland County, South Carolina
Sheriff Lott spoke about the needs, origins, and current status of the LGBT Liaison Program at the Richland County Sheriff's Department as well as diversity training and other innovative projects of the department.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
St. Martin's-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Columbia
Jennifer Tague, Director of Operations, SC Equality
Brian Lorimer, President, Columbia PrimeTimers
Dr. Peter Hobbie, Retired Professor of Christian Religion, Presbyterian College
Mrs. Tague discussed the Older Americans Act and gave an update on SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Elders). Mr. Lorimer spoke about the mission and activities of PrimeTimers. Dr. Hobbie shared information on local retirement options.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Reformation Lutheran Church, Columbia
Mrs. Arunima Sinha - Hinduism
Dr. Tomo Kawaguchi - Buddhism
Imam Omar Shaheed - Islam
Rabbi Jonathan Case - Judaism
Dr. Carl D. Evans - Moderator
The panelists discussed their faiths' positions on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues and marriage equality.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Washington Street United Methodist Church
Jeff Ayers, Interim Pastor, Shandon Presbyterian Church
Mr. Ayers presented information on the numerous anti-LGBTQ bills that have been filed in the South Carolina Legislature and what can be done to defeat them.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Shandon Presbyterian Church
Dr. David Cozad, Interim Pastor, Shandon Presbyterian Church
Rev. Jane P. Mitcham, Retired Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Dr. Cozad discussed the recent process that Shandon Presbyterian Church used to revise its marriage policies to include same gender couples. Rev. Mitcham spoke about her experience guiding local Lutheran churches who are also exploring their marriage policies.