Diversity ~ Faith ~ Community

Diversity ~ Faith ~ Community

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Our Mission

NFIA seeks to make our neighborhoods and cities stronger through greater understanding of the many faiths and cultures in our region. We do this through interfaith and multicultural activities woven into the fabric of our communities.

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Interfaith Initiatives

NFIA is currently developing a variety of activities to help North Fulton communities flourish as multi-cultural living and work centers. Interfaith dialog and understanding is key to creating successfully integrated communities with broad diversity.

Community Engagement

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We want your input! Please reach out with any questions, comments or suggestions you may have. Or contact us to join our dynamic community of North Fulton interfaith leaders. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Community Activities

NFIA is currently developing a variety of activities to help North Fulton communities flourish as multi-cultural living and work centers, including:

⥈ Providing adult and youth classes on the beliefs and practices of different faiths, and on the diversity of cultures in North Fulton, in order to promote understanding and acceptance,

⥈ Representing the interfaith community on education panels for civic groups, businesses, schools, and places of worship,

⥈ Creating a North Fulton Interfaith Speaker’s Bureau to fill requests for speakers from different faiths and cultures at events in the area,

⥈ Forming interfaith and multicultural teams to engage in service projects in order to promote engagement and build community,

⥈ Helping community, business, and civic leaders learn about and deal with multicultural issues,

⥈ Working with the media to get the word out on North Fulton’s robust and varied faith communities and diverse cultures, and

⥈ Responding to any hate incidents that might occur in our neighborhoods.

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Upcoming Events

    1. Journey Into Heart

      October 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    2. Bicentenary Celebration of the Births of Baha’ullah and The Bab

      October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    3. End Mass Incarceration/Healing Communities Open Meeting

      October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    4. Langar Seva at SEWA Gurdwara Sahib for Task Force For the Homeless

      October 25 @ 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
    5. Interfaith Day of Reflection: “The Friends We Keep: Finding God”

      October 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Become a member of North Fulton's only Interfaith Alliance to help us bring peace and prosperity to our communities through education, service and celebration. Post your events on our interfaith calendar. Attend multi-cultural faith discussions. Create collaborative classes and media. Be listed in our Interfaith Speaker's Bureau. Get included in North Fulton interfaith panels. Be the change you wish to see in the world! Click here for more information about joining NFIA.

Interfaith News

NFIA Facebook Group is Flourishing

Looking for a place for interfaith dialogue anytime?  Join our Facebook Group!  We already have over 66 members, with people sharing events, information and other interfaith-related conversation and items of interest.  If you’re an interfaith champion, this is the place to be–especially if you are interested in interfaith activities in North Fulton County.

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Conversation with Fulton County Vice Chairman Bob Ellis

On May 21, St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell hosted an interfaith event featuring Fulton County Board of Commissioners’ Vice Chairman Bob Ellis and attended by members of many diverse faith communities. Commissioner Ellis outlined the functions of Fulton County government in areas of education, physical and behavioral health, justice and law enforcement and recreation, […]

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Photo from our Visit to the SEWA Gurdwara Sahib

We had a wonderful experience at the SEWA Gurdwara Sahib and loved it so much we decided to help with their lunches program the fourth Wednesday of every month.  Look for our next event food preparation and delivery day coming soon!

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“A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.”

~Sutrakritanga 1.11.33

Jainism

 

“Whatsoever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others.”

~Shayast-na-Shayast 13:29

 

That which is good for all and any one, for whomsoever – that is good for me. What I hold good for self, I should for all. Only Law Universal, is true Law.”

~Zoroaster, Yasana-Gathas

Zoroastrianism

 

“O son of man! If thine eyes be turned towards mercy, forsake the things that profit thee and cleave unto that which will profit mankind. And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.”

~Baha’u’llah, The third Leaf of the Most Exalted Paradise, Tablets, p. 64

Baha’i Faith

 

“Bide ye the Wiccan Laws ye must,
in perfect love and perfect trust,
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfil:
An ye harm none, do as ye will.
And ever mind the Rule of Three:
What ye send out, comes back to thee.
Follow this with mind and heart,
And merry ye meet and merry ye part.”

~The Wiccan Rede (short version)

Wicca

 

“This is the sum of duty: do naught unto others that which would cause pain if done unto you.”

~Mahabharata 5:1517

 

“Do not to others what ye do not wish done to yourself; and wish for others too, what ye desire and long for, for yourself. This is the whole of Dharma, heed it well.”

~The Celestial Song, 2:65

Hinduism

 
 

“What is hateful to you, do not to your neighbor. This is the whole Torah; all the rest is commentary.”

~Talmud, Shabbat 31a

Judaism

 
 

“Hurt not others with that which pains yourself or in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. One should seek for others the happiness one desires for one’s self”

~Udana-Varqa, 5:18

Buddhism

 

Between individuals, as between nations, peace means respect for the rights of others.

~ Benito Juarez, Zapoteca (1806-1872)

 

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

~ Chief Seattle, Duwamish (1780-1866)

Native American

“Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.”

~T’ai Shang Kan Ying ‘ien, 213-218

 

“The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for Virtue is faithful.”

~Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 49.

Taoism

 

“Do unto all men as you would wish to have done unto you; and reject for others what you would reject for yourselves.”

~Abu Dawud

 

“None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself”

~Forty Hadith-Nawawi

Islam

 

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

~Luke 6:31, The Holy Bible, New Testament

 

“No, he has told you what he wants, and this is all it is: to be fair, just, merciful, and to walk humbly with your God.”

~Micah 6:8, The Holy Bible, Old Testament

Christianity

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