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! 



Annual Interfaith Iftar Dinner

Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 7.30pm - 10pm
Location: Istanbul Cultural Center, 591 N. Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Please join us for a wonderful evening as we listen to three speakers representing the three Abrahamic faiths in conversation - Mr. Kemal Korucu, Director of Interfaith Affairs of the Atlantic Institute; Rabbi Michael Bernstein of Congregation Gesher L'Torah; and Father Jeffery Ott of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church....  

The topic of conversation is "The Power of Our Words".
We will listen, learn, explore and share ... and then engage in conversation ourselves with others from multiple faith traditions.  The program will conclude at nightfall when we will eat together for the Iftar dinner during Ramadan.

We are thrilled to, once again, be sponsoring this event jointly with the Atlantic Institute.  The program is free and open to the whole community.

 Location: Istanbul Cultural Center, 591 N. Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009 (Click for directions)

To reserve your seat (via Eventbrite), please click here.  Space is limited, so reserve your seat as early as you can!

Any questions?  Please email Sue Chase at sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org.


It's back!

Yoga & Meditation with Cathy and Mitch

Sunday, August 16, 2015, from 3pm - 6pm.
Location: Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30328

Join Cathy Crosby and Mitch Cohen, both certified yoga teachers, for an afternoon of relaxation, reflection and rejuvenation.  This mini retreat will offer two hour-long yoga sessions  - one of Hatha Yoga and the other of Restorative Yoga - and the opportunity to meditate in the beautiful surroundings of the Ignatius House.

Meditation techniques (aids? helps? inspirations?) will be shared as well. This is your time in a gorgeous setting to find a balance of quiet time and gentle activity. There will be a break inbetween yoga sessions, and light refreshments will be offered.  Please bring your own mat, pillow and/or blanket, and a water bottle.

Proposed schedule:
3pm: Opening and Introduction
3.30pm- 4.30pm: Gentle Hatha Yoga with Cathy Crosby
4.30pm - 5pm:  Unstructured time
5pm - 6pm:  Restorative Yoga with Mitch Cohen, and Closing

Investment: $30, payable on the day by cash or check to Neshama Interfaith Center.

Location: 6700 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30328 (Click for directions) 

Any questions? - email Cathy at cathy@neshamainterfaithcenter.org

To register, please send an email to Sue at sue@neshamainterfaithcenter.org


Co sponsored by Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters TV and Neshama Interfaith Center in partnership with I Speak For Myself, Inc at the Decatur Book Festival:

'Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay'

Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 10am
Location: Venue TBD

“Why do you stay?”  It is a common question women are asked in relation to their faith, especially women who claim a feminist identity, membership in a particular religious tradition, and practice their faith in spite of gendered challenges.

Join the women of the newly released "Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay" (White Cloud Press, August 2015) to discuss the book and their own individual faith journeys.

This panel is produced in partnership with the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA), Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB), and Neshama Interfaith Center.

For more on the book: www.faithfullyfeminist.com.

PANEL MODERATOR: Audrey Galex, Producer, AIB-TV

Gina Messina-Dysert (Co-Editor, “Faithfully Feminist” & Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Ursuline College)
Rachel Lieberman (Contributor, “Faithfully Feminist” & Program Director, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance)
Aisha Saeed (Contributor, “Faithfully Feminist” & Author, “Written In The Stars')

More details to follow shortly, but save the date now to join the discussion!