The North American Interfaith Network gathers in Atlanta

The North American Interfaith Network's annual gathering is being held in Atlanta for the first time, July 15-18.  The theme is "Creating Interfaith-Friendly Cities and the Beloved World Community".  

Tayyibah Taylor, renowned interfaith emissary and founder of Azizah magazine for Muslim women, is keynote speaker at the opening session and banquet July 15.  

Daniel Shorr offers Interfaith Tango that same night.  

Experience workshops, presentations and off-site visits July 16-18 including: Laura Turner Seydel and Dr. Gerald Durley on “Faith and Ecology”; Judy Marx on “Beyond The Ten Commandments: Faith and the Movies”; Soumaya Khalifa on the Challenges of the Islamic Speakers Bureau;  the Sikh community’s Ralph Singh on “Stories That Light Our Way”;  Suzanne Buchanan, U.S. Dept. of Justice, on “Government in Partnership with Faith”; Frank McCloskey, former Diversity executive at Georgia Power, on “Interfaith and the Corporate Workplace” and many more. 

Also speaking are Senator Jason Carter and Andrew Johnson of Habitat for Humanity.  The event also explores Dr. King’s commitment to welcoming people of all faiths into the World House. 

Off-site tours include the MLK International Chapel at Morehouse College, Providence Baptist Missionary Church, historic Ebenezer Church, and a behind-the-scenes visit to the AIB-TV studios.    July 15-18. 

Renaissance Concourse Airport Hotel, One Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Atlanta, 30354.  $50 per day, $150 for 4 days.  Hosted by Atlanta’s interfaith community, led by Interfaith Community Initiatives and the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta. Details and registration at  www.interfaithci.org.

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