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Religious Studies to Host Key Atlanta Religious Leaders

Four preeminent Atlanta religious leaders will come to Georgia State University to address the role of religion in working to solve pressing issues and problems facing the city in the 21st century.

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 session is the second annual Religion and Public Life event of Georgia State’s Department of Religious Studies.

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