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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, and discussed with participants how our faith communities can work together to improve the lives of residents in North Fulton. Commissioner Ellis highlighted Fulton County’s priorities in delivering services to residents. They are:
All people are safe
All people are healthy
All people are self-sufficient
All people have economic opportunity
All people’s lives are culturally and recreationally enriched
All people trust government.
Commissioner Ellis told the audience how Fulton County government is working to address problems of homelessness, poverty, and addiction, and how it invites help and collaboration from our faith communities.
After Commissioner Ellis’ presentation, participants had a group discussion on the ways our faith communities could work in partnership with each other and with Fulton County to help those in need, educate residents to the rich diversity in cultures and faiths here in North Fulton, and create a quality of life in our communities that lifts us all up.
The event was sponsored by the North Fulton Interfaith Alliance and its partners St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell Community Masjid, Bahá’í of Johns Creek, One World Spiritual Center and Hamzah Islamic Center.
Photos from our event: Conversation with Fulton County Commissioners’ Vice Chair, Bob Ellis.
Photos by Tom Wilson (www.Tom-Wilson-Photography.com). Many thanks!
May 21, 2017
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, GA