Sept 23rd at 7:15pm
Join the Atlantic Institute as we explore our different celebratory traditions. Our panel of multicultural and multifaith speakers will discuss cultural traditions that differ from faith events and holidays. This dialogue event will see how weddings, funerals, and coming-of-age events are celebrated differently. Sign up now to get access to this virtual event! If there are any traditions you'd like to see discussed, let us know so we can explore what you want to see!
Shaykh Huzaifa Hamirani is an Imam at the Islamic Society of Greenville. He graduated with a BA in Intra-Comparative Islamic Law from Madinah University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is currently working on his second Bachelors degree in Marketing and Finance. He is originally Pakistani, but grew up in St. Louis. In his spare time he enjoys reading history books, self help books, and western literature. He also enjoys playing basketball, watching marvel movies, and traveling to new places.
Mustafa Bahar is from Mersin, Turkey and has been living in the states since 2007. He studied Material Science at Clemson University where he started involving himself in interfaith and intercultural events. He is a business owner focusing on IT and Social Media Marketing in DC. He is of the Muslim faith, and married to Rachel who is an American and of the Christian faith from Denver.
Michael McClellan has currently been serving the last 7 years as Stake President of the Greenville South Carolina East Stake, which includes 10 congregations. Before moving to South Carolina 8 years ago, he served as a Bishop in Oceanside, California for 5 years. He is the Chief Financial Officer for Ivanti Inc. based in Salt Lake City, Utah. His wife is Tasi McClellan and they are the proud parents of 5 beautiful daughters. He is an avid Atlanta Braves fan and enjoys woodworking and spending time with his family.
Rev. Dr. Charles I Pollock is a reverend at Kingston Road Church, Co-Chair of the Interfaith Division of the Business Resource Group at Prisma Health, and is the staff Chaplain for Prisma Health. He graduated with a BA from Columbia International University before going to get his Masters in Bible and Missions from CIU and his Masters of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Minisitry. He has been married for 37 yeras to Cheryl Lynn Pollock and has two children, Taylor and Kymberly. In his spare time he enjoys working in the yard, creating small carpentry projects, walking and watching sci-fi movies.
Shaila Shroff is from Belguam, India where she studied at the Sakseria Science Institute. She now lives in Summerville, SC as a tax professional with H&R Block. She is devout in her Hindu beliefs, loves to travel and explore, and seeks to elevate others with her knowledge and expertise.