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CCU professor to discuss Baha'i faith and peace

November 1, 2011

Preston McKever-Floyd, assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Coastal Carolina University, will lead a discussion on the Promise of Peace and the Bahai Faith at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Lackey Chapel on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

McKever-Floyd, who serves as CCUs chaplain, will discuss the Bahai Faith, which is one of the newest and fastest-growing world religions. Bahais believe that world peace is not only possible but inevitable. McKever-Floyd will examine the idea of the inevitability of world peace within the context of the belief structure of the Bahai religion. The largest concentration of Bahais in the U.S. is in South Carolina.

McKever-Floyd has been a member of the CCU faculty since 1980. He earned a Ph.D from the University of South Carolina in 2009, a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University in 1979 and a bachelors degree in philosophy from Virginia State University in 1977. He also studied philosophy and theology at Northwestern University and religion and literature at Emory University.

The discussion is part of the Living in Peace: Insight from World Religions series sponsored by the Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values and CCUs Department of Philosophy and Religion. For more information, contact the center at 843-349-2440.