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The Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA) took form and direction out of the dust and gloom of September 11th, 2001. FAMA expanded and elevated the interfaith dialogue work of its predecessor, the Interfaith Coalition of Atlanta, a group of clergy who had met monthly for 10 years for dialogue and understanding among their faiths.
The larger religious community had the desire but did not know how to conduct an interfaith service in response to the aftermath and pain of 9/11, so a committee of interfaith volunteers convened to develop a service for the following year. The collective effort of organizing the service inspired the creation of FAMA which would include all faith communities and the interfaith collation of Atlanta.
The mission is to promote respect, understanding, prayer, interaction and unity among diverse faiths in the Atlanta region and to advance the influence and voice of the faith community for the common good. A diverse and representative board of directors plans regular bi-monthly assemblies for the public, which move from place to place to encourage interfaith experiences and awareness.
In addition to hosting three annual September 11th citywide commemorative and interfaith worship services that inspired solace, reflection, forgiveness and hope, FAMA has organized and hosted 3-4 assemblies every year on various transforming issues and responsibilities.
For more information on FAMA visit their website: www.faithallianceofmetroatlanta.com
The Neshama Interfaith Center story began years ago after attending a prayer experience facilitated by Brother Joseph Kilikevice, OP, founder of the Shem Center for Interfaith in Chicago. He led us in the Dances for Universal Peace, a simple yet profound experience of the oneness of God and humanity. This prayer touched the founders so significantly that the seeds of Neshama were planted that day.
Neshama is committed to holding their original vision and stay true to what is held in their minds and hearts as their mission has evolved over the last decade. They seek to be a community for exploration and spiritual growth. We offer diverse classes and services designed to nurture the whole person in a setting where all faith expressions are valued, building bridges of peace.
For more information on Neshama and their programs visit their website at: www.neshamainterfaithcenter.org
Compassionate Atlanta is a grass roots movement that seeks to raise awareness about the benefits of compassionate action in the Greater Atlanta area. The Compassionate Atlanta Planning Team, which was formed in 2013, was instrumental in getting the City of Atlanta designed as a Compassionate City.
The Compassionate Atlanta Organizing Team has identified three specific initiatives that it intends to support in 2014:
“A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city! A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry. Uncomfortable if every child isn't loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive. Uncomfortable when any group anywhere in the world is marginalized or oppressed. Uncomfortable when as a community we don't treat our neighbors as we would wish to be treated.” ~ Karen Armstrong
For more information on Compassionate Atlanta visit their website: www.compassionateatl.com