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Tapestry of Faith: How Diverse Faith Traditions Inform Nonviolence

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:00pm to Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:00am
Stand for Peace, Windows and Mirrors
9th Anniversary Stand for Peace Photo: Alice Lovelace / AFSC

An interfaith panel of religious leaders will address the topic of peace and nonviolence from their faith tradition.  How does faith inform our perspectives on war and violence?  What does faith have to say about peace and peacemakers?  Do all faith traditions teach a similar message?  What are the differences?  How can we be authentically grounded in particular faith identities without turning towards dangerous and exclusive ways of relating?  How can faith communities encourage engagements with the world and its institutions in order to achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world? 

Panelists Include:

  • Rev. Timothy McDonald, Senior Pastor of First Iconium Baptist Church
  • Rev. Michael Ellison, Abbot of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center
  • Rev. Marti Keller, minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
  • Dr. Rashid Naim, of the Islamic Speakers Bureau and professor at Georgia State University
  • Bryce Farbstein, a member of Bet Haverim

Moderated by Christina Repoley, Atlanta Friends Meeting

AFSC’s Atlanta partners include Alternate ROOTS, Arab Spring Committee, Atlanta Friends Meeting, Atlanta Grandmothers for Peace, Clarkston Community Center, Emory University Center for Ethics, Friends School of Atlanta, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta, Georgia WAND, The King Center, Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialist of America, Performing Artists for Nuclear Disarmament, WonderRoot, and Women Watch Afrika.

Contact Information 

404-586-0460 ext. 17


American Friends Service Committee
60 Walton Street, NW
30303 Atlanta , GA