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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.


 For more information email Steve Darnowsky at

Next Meeting:

 Sunday, April 21 from 4 - 5:30 pm
At the Guru Nanak Mission , 1158 Rockbridge Rd NW, Norcross.
A zoom link will be sent out closer to the date for those who want to attend remotely.

Map and Directions From Temple Beth David

You can also attend remotely via Zoom:
Topic: Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance

Time: Feb 25, 2024 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 865 6575 8683 

You can view the agenda for this meeting here


We need your help to plan our panel discussions for this year.  Please take a few minutes to take this survey and indicate your preferred topics.  We will discuss the results of this survey at our next meeting on February 25 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Duluth.



Seder Dinner Invitation
Printable Invition HERE

Come Join Us For Temple Beth David's First Community Passover Seder
And Celebrate The Festival Of Freedom Together.
Are Honored To Have Rabbi Hillel Norry Lead Our Seder
And Help Illustrate What Passover Is Really—Being Free.

Where: Temple Beth David

1855 McGee Rd

Snellville GA 30078

When:  Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Time: 6:30PM

Cost: $65 admission (seats are limited)
(Price Includes A Full Course Meal. 

Grape Juice Will Be Provided As A Substitute For Wine)



Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset, and focus on prayers and achievement of spiritual excellence. Iftar means "breaking the fast" and it is an integral part of a Muslim community's life during Ramadan. Muslims do Iftar with their family members or community members gather together at sunset to break their fast.

The theme for the event this year will be our "Voices of Peace" campaign as we pray for a ceasefire and lasting peace in the Gaza-Israel war.
Download a .pdf flyer

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, led by Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson, has approved the Gwinnett Human Services Needs Assessment and 5-Year Strategic Plan! Many of you provided valuable feedback on this 12-month assessment by participating in community conversations, focus groups, and stakeholder interviews. Your perspectives and collaborative sharing with peers helped provide the defined road map for our continued social and human services ecosystem.  

We are ready to embark on the next step with you - the conversations must continue along with our dynamic community work. There were four areas identified, all with high-priority needs, including Food Security, Housing, Health and Well-being, and Youth, Literacy, and Learning. As we explore areas of needs identified in the plan, it'

s important that engagement and outreach with our nonprofit organizations, faith-based community, service providers, and residents continue to drive the strategic plan over the next five years toward a more holistic and equitable approach to the delivery of human and social services.  

Join us for a Community Conversation Continues session in January 2024 to learn more about the 5-Year Human Services Strategic Plan. 

For more information and dates, times and locations  click the logo or click here 

Mission Statement

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. 


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




Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)


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