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Here you will find articles on spiritual themes common to all religions and cultures. For the month of November (2017) Niki has accepted the #bahaiblogging challenge (one post per day). The posts are repeated on FaceBook. Visit Niki on FaceBook ( to comment and interact with the Blog.

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Virtues, Virtues, Virtues

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We've covered 18 virtues so far in our weekly Video Blog The Friday Fix (link on our Home Page). For 2015, we are testing an expanded game board with room for 65 virtues. We have increased from 56 virtues to 68! Who knew there were so many? Most of them are described very well at The Virtues Project website (

We invite your feedback on which of the 12 new virtues you would most like to...

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Interfaith Harmony Month in South Carolina

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (1)

We are so pleased to see the increase in interfaith activities this year, in celebration of Interfaith Harmony Month (January). Interfaith Partners of South Carolina has posted a listing of events over on their website ( Most events are in Columbia, but the activity has spread to Beaufort, Florence, Aiken and Charleston.

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Interfaith Partners of SC - IDEAL keynote(s)

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Reverend Roy Mitchell of Columbia College gave the keynote address at the Interfaith Partners of South Carolina annual meeting last night. Rev Mitchell is a fan of acronyms, so he made up this one out of the word IDEALS to illustrate what has actually been happening in South Carolina as the 10 faith groups represented in this volunteer organization have been working towards the goal of understanding and practicing Co...

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Book Study Groups on Compassion

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Out of the Dinner Dialogue at Spartanburg Prebyterian, 3 Interfaith study groups will be convening soon to study and consult using the book "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life" by Karen Armstrong. See for more on the book and the intentionality behind this effort. 

I am posting below more details for the Greenville group, which starts on ...

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Compassion: An Interfaith Conversation

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Join a special Interfaith discussion about compassion with a complimentary meal.

Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz (who will be joined by other members by the religious community)

Date: Thursday, September 11, 6-8pm

Location: First Presbyterian Church, Fogartie Hall, 393 E Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29302 (RSVP at 583.4531 by Monday, Sept 8 )

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Reliability (Friday Fix Episode 1)

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I launched a Video Blog  or 'Vlog' last Friday. If you missed it you can watch on our Videos page (under 'Gallery') or on our YouTube channel.  Many thanks to the friends who have encouraged us with this project and given valuable feedback. 

Here's a summary and some more thoughts on the topic of reliability.

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Ever heard the sentiment 'Patience is a virtue but too much of it can hurt you'? This topic came up when we visited Orangeburg. One friend said they had been chastised for being too generous, that virtues like generosity and forgiveness can encourage dependence and lead to the giver/forgiver being taken for granted. 


That's where virtues (dare I say skills?) like discernment and justice come in. It seems to me service in...

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Orangeburg, city of flowers

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (1)

We met some beautiful flowers (i.e. people who exude the fragrances of love, humility and service) yesterday in historic Orangeburg. I found out that the city was originally named after William IV, Prince of Orange. Their website has lovely shades of orange, brown and green - my grandmother's favorite colors. Orangeburg is known throughout the South for their Festival of Roses. See 

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Ch-Ch-Changes and Additions

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Our visit to Atlanta last weekend was awesome! We got great feedback from the friends in Austell/Powder Springs and Decatur. We welcome your feedback, questions and critiques, to make the game more enjoyable/easier to play. Do check out the new puzzles just posted to the site. We'll be trying them out in Orangeburg, SC tomorrow.

One Human Family Concert

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We're planning to join One Human Family and Eric Dozier as they kick off their summer tour in Atlanta this weekend. If you will be there, look for the lady in purple, dancing in the aisles :)

See the calendar for a map - it starts on Sunday, 3 August at 4pm, at the Baha'i Unity Center, 2370 Wesley Chapel Rd, Decatur, GA 30035.

From my Heart to Yours,