College of Faith Unity Day Invocation

Seen left to right are Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Pastor of Clinton Tabernacle AME Zion Church; Mick Berry, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Minister Duane Muhammad, Muhammad Study Group; Dennis Jones, President of Temple Beth Shalom; Rev. Tom Sanford; Rev. Susan Smith, Associate Pastor Exodus Missionary Outreach Church; and Rev. Reggie Longcrier, Pastor of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church.

They represented a College of Faith at the Unity Day event on May 28, 2011 at the Hickory Regional Airport in Hickory , N.C. The College of Faith stood together in unity, offering an invocation in unison that was composed from themes in the Belhar Confession which is a statement of belief originally written in Afrikaans in 1982. It was adopted as a confession of faith by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa in 1986, and in other denominations throughout the world since that time.  The confession was named after Belhar, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, where a general synod of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church was held in 1982.