The moderated conversation, “Moving Atlanta to Higher Ground: How Religion Inspires Positive Change,” will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. N.W., with a reception at 5 p.m.
The event, moderated by Ted Hall of WXIA-TV, includes the Rev. Joanna Adams of Morningside and Trinity Presbyterian churches; Imam Plemon El-Amin of Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam; the Rev. Joseph Roberts of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman of The Temple in Atlanta.
Leaders speaking at the event will address pressing issues facing Atlanta, including homelessness, political partisanship, gun control and racial division in the city.
The event is free and open to the public, and audience members will be invited to present their own questions to the panel.
Want to learn more about the interplay between religion and urban life? Check out the following books available in the University Library:
Diamond, Etan. Souls of the City: Religion and the Search for Community in Postwar America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.
Livezey, Lowell, and Stephen R. Warner. Public Religion and Urban Transformation: Faith in the City. New York: New York University Press, 2000.
Orsi, Robert A. Gods of the City Religion and the American Urban Landscape. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
Villafañe, Eldin. Seek the Peace of the City: Reflections on Urban Ministry. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995