Splendor Mandala by Julie Hliboki

"Splendor" Mandala
Julie Hliboki


and God approaches you.
Hold the inhalation,
and God remains with you.
and you approach God.
Hold the exhalation,
and surrender to God.


Interfaith Contemplative Meetings

Every third Sunday of the month, from 6.30pm to 8pm
Location: Currently at Istanbul Cultural Center, 591, N Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Each month a religiously and culturally diverse group of adults meet to sit in contemplative silence for 20 minutes and then have a spiritual conversation. The topics discussed are ones that affect all seekers or people of faith: surrender, forgiveness, prayer, spiritual practices, compassion, etc. The time together is respectful and honors the tradition and experiences of each person who shares; the rich dialogue that ensues fosters interfaith friendship, understanding and growth. All this goodwill in 90 minutes!  You are always welcome to join us. 

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Marian Monahan (marian@neshamainterfaithcenter.org) or Kemal Korucu (kkorucu@theatlanticinstitute.org) for the latest information and confirmation of dates - especially as the location or timing may change from time to time, due to unforeseen circumstances.  Thank you for your understanding! 


It is our pleasure to partner with Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center for a special offering

Interfaith Day of Reflection
Wednesday, November 11, 2015,  from 9.30 am – 3pm

With Open Heart 
As God is found in all things, God's presence and love can be experienced in all sacred traditions.
Encounter The Divine in new ways as we explore The Holy through the voice of the 3 Abrahamic Faiths using sacred texts, prayers and/or story.
Our presenters for this special Day of Reflection will be Samia Abdullah, Rabbi Rachael Bregman and Kimberly Broerman.

Included will be time for silent reflection, group process and, of course, a beautiful (vegetarian) lunch, all in a setting of peace and natural beauty which speaks of the beauty of the Creator. We invite you to bring your own notebook or journal in which to take notes.

Join us for light breakfast fare at 9am; the program will begin promptly at 9.30am and finish at 3pm.  

Registrations can be made online through the Ignatius House website, to whom all payments will be made (click link, then follow to 'Days of Reflection' after scrolling down.)

Location: Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30328 (click for directions)

Any questions? Contact Marian Monahan at Marian@neshamainterfaithcenter.org




Interfaith House Build with Habitat For Humanity

Sunday, November 22, 2015, from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm

Location: Site Build - 2942 Palm Drive, East Point, GA 30344

We are looking for 4 VOLUNTEERS to sign up to help with the build (likely installing doorknobs and bathroom hardware, installing porch and ramp railings, and finishing painting responsibilities inside and outside the home, on the 6th day of the build schedule) and to be on site from 7.30am to 3.30pm ... and ONE VOLUNTEER to sign up to bring something towards either lunch or breakfast (for 40 people), and to be around to serve it at either breakfast time (7.30am) or lunchtime (around noon?).

We are part of a group of volunteers from approximately 15 organizations in the interfaith community who are joining together on this single allocated day to help build a home for the Colvard family in East Point, Atlanta, GA 30344.

The family:  Ms. Colvard, and her son aged 7, and Kofa (her significant other). Ms. Colvard has been working at a large grocery chain for 14 years, which is where she met Kofa, who is from Liberia.  Kofa's mother escaped in 1999 to the USA, but Kofa and his sisters had to stay in a refugee camp.  The Red Cross helped bring him and his siblings over in 2000.  Both Ms. Colvard and Kofa want to have a stable home, and would love to have a yard in which her son can play - he loves football!  They are very excited about building their own home.

If you think you are available (and to stay the whole day), please email Sue at sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org for more information, when you will be given registration details (directly on the Habitat website) and a waiver to sign. We are limited in numbers, as there are multiple organizations volunteering on this particular day, so the spots available are first come-first served!  Thank you for your help!!



In partnership with Trees Atlanta and Georgia Interfaith Power & Light

Interfaith Tree Planting on Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 18, 2016, time TBA

Location:  TBA

Save the date now, and plan to join us as we gather together with over 50 volunteers from multiple faith communities from around Atlanta for another Tree Planting.