GWINNETT INTERFAITH ALLIANCE

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.

You are welcome to join us and help keep our community one that celebrates and gains strength from its diversity."



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Next Meeting - Thursday September 3 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM. 
Topic: Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance
Time: Sep 3, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5862603535
Meeting ID: 586 260 3535


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

 

Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance Endorses Removal of Confederate Monument: 

The Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance strongly endorses the removal of the confederate monument from the lawn of the historic courthouse in Lawrenceville.  As a group consisting of members of many different faiths, we hold in common the core value of using the public space in a way that is respectful of all of Gwinnett County, and not in a way that glorifies a cause that brutalized the ancestors of many members of our community.  The monument was erected in 1993 against a background of expanding growth of the African American population in Gwinnett County.  Instead of memorializing events in Gwinnett County of which the residents could be proud, it marks the approximate location of the lynching of Charles Hale back in 1911.  Both the location and the monument itself are offensive to the Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance, which is trying to foster community and understanding among the many religious faiths of Gwinnett County.  It is offensive to the African American population of Gwinnett County as a reminder of the unjustified belief of white supremacy among those who erected it over a quarter of a century ago.  It is time for the monument to come down.  


STEVE DARNOWSKY ON THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN PUBLIC SPACE

Human Rights Presentation

THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN PUBLIC SPACE

Letter to the Government of Korea

Letters of Appreciation about Steve Darnowsky's Human Rights Presentation

A Letter Of Appreciation From "Grace""...I am greatly appreciative of your work with the Gwinnett Interfaith Alliance, and I agree that we need more dialogue between different faiths in order to create a more accepting and peaceful culture. I hope to see you in future panels."

A Letter Of Appreciation From "Malcolm" "...I look forward to hearing more from you in the future! Thank you so much for all that you do."


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


Have you been to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Center in downtown Atlanta?  Or do you want to go back?  The museum is full of Great stories!

OLLI is going on Friday, February 21, 2020.  We have a discounted ticket and a bus, so you do not have to deal with driving, parking or parking fees! 

In addition, Jill Savitt the CEO is coming to talk to us on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:pm for one of our OLLI Special Lectures.  What a preamble!   Savitt is a human rights advocate with special expertise in genocide prevention. Currently, Savitt is the President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. The Centerís exhibitions tell the story of the U.S. civil rights history and the global human rights movement, and is the only place in the world where visitors can see the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From 2010 to 2014, Savitt curated the exhibit on global human rights at the Center. Previously, Savitt was the Acting Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 

This is a great opportunity for everyone.  We need at least 30 OLLI students committed to going for this to be possible and to cover the cost of the bus.  We currently have 11 signed up to go.  Please help OLLI and help support the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Center by joining in with your OLLI students for an outing and learning experience outside of the classroom. 

For more details and to sign-up click the link below.

https://register.ece.emory.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=6739&SectionID=26921 

Thanks, from your OLLI Events Committee!


The 2020 Global Fluency Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Join us for this highly-anticipated event to explore a range of topics, while creating a culture of inclusion and belonging. The content will provide everyone from millenials to seasoned professionals with the necessary tools to create, manage and thrive in an inclusive professional environment. Seats are expected to sell out quickly for this event. As ticket purchases are not available at the door on the event date, advanced registration is required.


Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

EJI building in Montgomery, Alabama

The Good News Club: Endangering Children

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

The Good News Club: Endangering Children

Do you think children should be told they are evil and deserve to die? This is what the Good News Club teaches -- in Public Elementary Schools, no less.

 

 


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 ó One Student at a Time

 

 

 

Peace V1 - Religion, Conflict and Peace

 

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie