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MISSION STATEMENT

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.

 


 For more information email Steve Darnowsky at 
gwinnettinterfaithalliance@gmail.com.

 

Our monthly meeting will take place on TBD

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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.



Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL) has a number of programs that can support your faith community in becoming goodstewards of our environment. They have reached out to us and provided the following information.  Access full message
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Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance Prayer Circle - Topic "Kindness"
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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 GwinnettInterfaithAlliance.org, and everyone is invited to join.


THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN PUBLIC SPACE

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

 


LETTER TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ABOUT ADOPTING INCLUSIVE PUBLIC PRAYER FOR MEETING INVOCATIONS

RECOMMENDED INVOCATION GUIDLINES


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