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CCU professors offer journey through world religions

February 7, 2012

A discussion of charity among major religions of the world will be held at Coastal Carolina University from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, room 117. The event, which is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, is free and open to the public.

Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other religions will be spotlighted in a revolving panel format. Audience comments, questions and participation will be welcomed. A free reception will follow in the lobby of the Edwards College. The discussion is part of The Decade Project: Celebrating Edwards College in its 10th year.

Five Coastal Carolina University professors, each with expertise in a particular tradition of world religions, will speak about the concept and practice of charity in the context of a specific religion. Likenesses and differences among these traditions will be highlighted, as well as various ideas about offering one's talent, time, patience and money for the spiritual and material well-being of another.

For more information, contact the Universitys Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at 843-349-6635.