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Our mission is to promote understanding and respect among the different faiths of Gwinnett County by interaction, communication and education. 

We will strive to create and enrich the community by working together to
promote inclusion and acceptance.  

We will focus on our commonalities while embracing our differences.

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Our monthly meeting will take place on May 18 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Temple Beth David, 1885 McGee Road Snellville. For online attendance see the zoom invite that follows. The agenda for this meeting can be viewed here.

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The Gwinnet Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Journey Roadmap

Recording of Panel on Racial Equity and Healing - For those of you that were not able to attend the last meeting you can listen to a recording of the panel discussion at:

Abortion Panel

Dear Valued Partner,

Did you know that Gwinnett has been working on the Transit Development Plan and Comprehensive Transportation Plan since 2022? Now, we're ready to share proposed recommendations for future transit investments, improved roadways, enhanced bicycle facilities, multiuse paths and sidewalks, and more.

We're hosting a series of conversations from June 5 to June 14 for you to come talk with us, learn more about the plans, and tell us what you think while enjoying free treats from local vendors.

 Monday, June 5 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

E Center at Sugar Hill, Waterfall Room

5009 West Broad Street, Sugar Hill


Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am to noon

Dacula Park Activity Building

2735 Auburn Avenue, Dacula


Monday, June 12 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Peachtree Corners City Hall

310 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners

Need a ride? Jump on Ride Gwinnett bus route 35


Tuesday, June 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

OneStop Centerville

3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville


Wednesday, June 14 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Lawrenceville City Hall

70 S Clayton Street, Lawrenceville

Need a ride? Jump on Ride Gwinnett bus route 40


We also encourage you to spread the word using the toolkit and assets including:

-          Community Talks on Transit and Transportation flyer

-          Social media graphic with example captions

-          Suggested newsletter copy

 Your attendance, feedback, and support are important in helping to ensure that Gwinnett County stays vibrantly connected for years to come through improved safety and mobility for all!

Gwinnett County is seeking input from residents on the development of a trail that will ultimately connect several counties. The Piedmont Pathway Study team has the following local outreach events to gather input from residents for localized areas of potential trail locations. This trail is a core trail as indicated in the Gwinnett Countywide Trails Master Plan, the 28-mile, cross-county trail is designed to provide multiple social, economic, and environmentally sustainable benefits.

 Residents may also visit to take the online survey.


Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance Prayer Circle - Topic "Kindness"
To Join Click The Zoom Link Below:

Or Join By Phone Using The Numbers Listed



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HWPLs 7th Annual Commemoration of  the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).

The year 2023 marks the 7th anniversary of the proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), which aims to establish a world of sustainable peace.

Under the theme of "Institutional Peace: Strengthening Communication to Build Trust," Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) will hold the 7th Annual Commemoration of the DPCW to invite experts from all walks of life and diverse sectors in order to identify ways to institutionalize peace together.

Currently, the global community has the highest number of conflicts since World War II. One out of every four people live in conflict-affected areas, and the number of people forcibly displaced due to violence or human rights violations is now over 100 million. What is worth our attention is the change in conflict actors.

This is truly worth our attention. Not only conventional inter-state conflict and internal conflict, but non-state-based violence is also growing in number and severity.As we are one global community it is our duty to recognize the global problem.

Join us on March 16th at 6:00pm as we gather together to discuss the issues. We will have live performances, notable speakers and a panel discussion to discuss and address violence in our community. We would love to invite you to be a part of this momentous occasion. Please RSVP for this event via the link below:

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For years, Gwinnett County has been known for its numerous and diverse houses of worship. Now it is becoming known for their growing connection, a connection strengthened by the Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance, (GIA), dedicated to promoting understanding and respect among Gwinnett County's different faiths through interaction, communication and education. 

At a recent Gwinnett County Commission meeting, a petition supporting removal of the Confederate memorial from the Gwinnett County Courthouse lawn was presented by a member of Medina Institute Mosque and a pastor from Grace Lutheran Church. The petition was one of GIA's activities and was signed by members of Gwinnett's Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian-Universalist and non-denominational communities. 

In October of 2018, Temple Beth David in Snellville invited members of the community to attend its vigil and worship service after the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.  Formation of the Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance was a direct result of that memorial.  Since then, GIA has come together to support its members after such events as the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the fatal shooting of a Sikh police officer in suburban Houston. 

The commitment that the Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance has to its members extends to the entire Gwinnett interfaith community, underlining the belief that any action or event that affects one religious unit of Gwinnett County, affects all religious units of Gwinnett County.  The GIA meets monthly on Zoom to discuss issues relevant to Gwinnett County's religious community. Information on the Alliance and on its meetings can be found at, and everyone is invited to join.

Mission Statement  

The Gwinnett Remembrance Project acknowledges, remembers, and educates the community about the county's violent and racist past.  The Project honors the memories of Gwinnet's victims of racial violence -- those whose names are known to us and those whose names are lost to history -- by working with the Equal Justice Initiative to erect a fitting memorial that inspires the community to come together, fosters conversations about historical and current injustices, and enables dialogue, trust, and healing.


Abortion Panel
This event will take place on February 25 at 7:00 pm at the Baitul Ata Mosque located at 1800 Willowbrook Pkwy, Norcross.  You can access the planning document for this event here

The general theme is "How My Faith Guides Me On Abortion". During the event you will be asked several questions  by a moderator in round robin fashion about the teachings of your faith on abortion, what you take away from those teachings and how you apply them to your pastoral practice. The questions will be shared with you before the event.  

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
Application & Instructions for Clinical Pastoral Education



Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

EJI building in Montgomery, Alabama

The Anti Defamation League Program "No Place for Hate" school program.
It contains a list of all schools that qualified for the 2018/2019 school year in the southeast including those in Gwinnett. 

Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Invocation Letter

Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance Flyer

Recommendations & Guidelines for Inclusive Public Prayers


As Hate Incidents Rise, States Require Teaching the Holocaust

 Anti-Defamation League




The New Anti-Catholicism


This Jewish Teen is Working to Combat Anti-Semitism One Student at a Time




Peace V1 - Religion, Conflict and Peace


The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie