Faith Leaders Speak at “An Evening with Higher Ground” at The Glenn Institute

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Panel Discussion Encourages Interfaith Dialogue to Inspire Change

ATLANTA — March 27, 2014 — Higher Ground announced, today, The Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning of The Westminster Schools’ special spring speaker event “An Evening with Higher Ground” taking place on Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

The Institute’s work encompasses six programs that serve the Westminster, Atlanta, national, and global communities: community service, service learning, philanthropic studies, the philanthropy education and service learning consortium, events, and resources. To that end, the event is a panel discussion comprised of four faith leaders, the Rev. Joanna Adams, Imam Plemon El-Amin, the Rev. Joseph Roberts and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman known collectively as Higher Ground. The faith leaders will gather and speak with a distinctive, interfaith voice to help inspire action on key issues affecting the greater Atlanta community.

Moderated by Alicia Philipp — president, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Higher Ground will discuss religion’s roots and obligations to civic engagement as well as engaging in interfaith dialogue and inter-religious relationships contribute to a better Atlanta.

When: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Where: Kellett Theatre in the Broyles Arts Center, The Westminster Schools

Though they come from different faith backgrounds, the founders of Higher Ground share common experiences and legacies built as leading voices for their congregations and for positive change in their communities. To learn more visit their blog at www.highergroundgroup.org.

About the Glenn Institute

The Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University, established in 2005, offers degrees at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The program offers a broad range of courses, with a particular focus on religion and public life as well as comparative religion. Our faculty members are known internationally for their scholarship and have received numerous teaching awards. Graduates have gone on to serve Atlanta in business, non-profit leadership, health care, education, law, the media, and ministry.

About the Higher Ground Group

Higher Ground was born of a unique relationship between four long-time Atlanta faith leaders, the Rev. Joanna Adams, Imam Plemon El-Amin, the Rev. Joseph Roberts, and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman. Though they come from different faith backgrounds, the founders of Higher Ground share common experiences and legacies built as leading voices for their congregations and for positive change in their communities. Now together, Higher Ground’s leaders speak with a distinctive, collective voice, helping to raise awareness and to inspire action on key issues affecting the greater Atlanta community to effect positive change.

Read their blog here: www.highergroundgroup.org.


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