Communities of Faith Division
Communities of Faith Division
The Communities of Faith Division is devoted to ensuring everyone feels welcome at our table of fellowship in the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina. We invite anyone who is interested to join one of our monthly membership calls, where we explore aspects and elements from a variety of faiths. Additionally, we converse with our call attendees and members to better meet the needs and expectations of our community based on religious diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.
Secretary/Treasurer: Elizabeth Rouse
Become A Member
Dues: Division dues are $5
Donate/Become a Member: You can use the Donate | National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina (nfbofsc.org)to donate to our division or to pay your dues to become a member. Please note Communities of Faith and either dues or donations. You can also mail a check to the Federation Center of the Blind at 119 S Kilbourne Rd. Columbia, SC 29205. Please note Communities of Faith and either donation or dues.
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Meeting Date: 4th Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Meeting Location: NFB of SC Zoom
Meeting ID: 803 254 3777
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NFB National Religious Group Lists
Faith-talk is a list where people can discuss matters related to faith and/or blindness. Persons of all faiths are welcome. Feel free to post, and have fun!
The National Federation of the Blind in Judaism is an organized group within the NFB which is concerned about all aspects of Jewish life as it effects blind people. NFBJ hopes to start a Jewish Braille Press, begin an organization of the blind in Israel and deal with religious discrimination against blind Jews. This list is designed to facilitate contact and discussion between blind Jews and others interested in Jewish issues.
The purpose of the NFB Muslims Group is to provide advocacy and education related to challenges and opportunities unique to blind Muslims, to change negative perceptions about Islam in the blindness space related to service animals
and other areas, to increase access to information in accessible formats for blind Muslims, e.g. Braille Qur’ans and texts, and to serve as mentors and support for one another.
This organization provides Bibles in Braille, large print, and audio.
Islam By Touch (IBT)
Islam By Touch is an organization which aims to make Islam accessible to the blind community. The organization is focused on producing and distributing copies of the English translation of the Qur’an (Saheeh International), prayer books, and other material in Braille for free. IBT also offers a fully accessible iPhone app.
For over 90 years, JBI has provided people of all ages who are blind, visually impaired or reading disabled with books, magazines, and special publications in Braille, Large Print and in Audio format that enable them to maintain their connection to the rich literary and cultural life of the Jewish and broader community. JBI Talking Books are available in English, Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Romanian, Polish and the newest addition, Spanish.
The mission is to transcribe Saivite Hindu religious books and information into English Braille and to distribute them world-wide. Transcriptions include many classic Hindu texts and learning materials.
The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) contains numerous Buddhist meditations and other materials available in downloadable braille, large print and/or audio.
This Catholic-based organization exists to provide the Word of God, and the best of Roman Catholic teaching and literature, spiritual and inspirational material, to blind or visually impaired persons of any faith in whatever format best meets their needs at no charge and to continually explore ways to make that material more accessible and available to the widest possible audience of those in need. To offer opportunities for volunteer service for those who wish to help in this work through their donation of time, talent or financial support.
Meetings: 4th Wednesday of each month
Meeting Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern Meeting Location: NFB of SC Zoom
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