on one of the symbols to learn more about a Triad area faith.
As a part of the
175th Anniversary Celebration of the City of Greensboro, Dr.
James E. Hull, was asked by our city leaders to stage a citywide
gathering highlighting the community's spiritual heritage.
This "Ecumenical Celebration of Thanksgiving" was
held in 1983 in the heart of the city at the Carolina Theater.
The multi-media presentation was sensitive to include the
Native Americans; all age groups; as well as all races; all
cultural, ethnic and faith groups in our city. It was truly
a Thanksgiving Celebration that brought the diverse community
together and that everyone could enter into enthusiastically.
When that presentation was over many people said, "We
should do this every Thanksgiving." Recognizing the need
to foster communication and understanding across religious
and racial lines, and after much thought and consultation
with community leaders, Dr. Hull and his wife, Jo Welch Hull,
developed the idea of establishing the Piedmont Interfaith
From its beginning in 1983,
Piedmont Interfaith Council's goal has been to nourish and expand
the ecumenical spirit and to promote an understanding and appreciation
of cultural differences within the Piedmont community. The Council
has been an inclusive, locally based, volunteer organization, never
charging admission for any program or for any service rendered to
the community. For more than 25 years it has worked to promote understanding
and appreciation and to provide accurate perceptions of those comprising
our pluralistic society.
Today, PIC serves as a grass roots effort at every age level,
for interfaith activities and cooperative ventures between all religious
and multicultural groups within our community.
The PIC Board of Directors is composed of local citizens representing a wide variety of vocations, including educators, business executives, engineers & social work. Its members represent all races, and faith traditions including the Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Baha'i and Native Americans.
Current members include-
Max Carter, Ph. D.
Tangela Baldwin Stanley
Kathy Elaine Walker
Board Officers 2015:
Chair: Akir Khan
Vice-chair: Nalini Sankar
Secretary: Katja Brown
Treasurer: Daniel Foster