Mayor Tecklenburg, faith leaders discuss celebrating religious holidays during Thursday news conference

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Local religious leaders will join Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg for a press conference Thursday afternoon.

Mayor Tecklenburg, Reverend Dr. Krystal Sears, Senior Pastor at Greater St. Luke AME Church, and Imam Bourouis El-Idrissi of the Islamic Council of Charleston will discuss way to celebrate their respective holidays in a safe way.

Judi Corsaro, Chief Executive Officer of the Charleston Jewish Federation, is not able to attend Thursday’s event but has provided a written statement to be read on her behalf.

The goal is to avoid in-person gatherings as the state works to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

City leaders say the press conference will take place outside the Charleston Gaillard Center at 3:30 p.m.

 News 2 will broadcast that conference on-air and online (click here).

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