The First Amendment guarantees all Americans the right to shape their lives according to communal and personal beliefs. These inalienable rights, paired with a pluralistic society, necessitate a framework for understanding across difference. Join the Georgia Rights, Responsibility, Respect (3Rs) Project and local African American leaders for a discussion about the relevance of religious freedom and religious literacy education today. The virtual program is free and open to the public.
In recognition of National Religious Freedom Day Jan. 16, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18, the Georgia 3Rs Project is hosting a virtual community program titled, “Does Religious Freedom Matter in 2021? African American Perspectives on Religious Freedom.” The event will feature African American religious and civic leaders sharing insights on the value of religious liberty for living in a diverse democracy. Each panelist will speak for approximately 10 minutes before a panel discussion and open Q&A session moderated by Trey Daniel, Georgia 3Rs Project Education manager.
• Billy Michael Honor, founding pastor of Pulse Church, Atlanta and public scholar and director of Faith and Civic Organizing at the New Georgia Project.
• Dr. Gholnecsar Muhammad, associate professor of language and literacy at Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development.
• The Rev. Quincy James Rinehart, PhD student in African American Religious History and Black Male Studies at Chicago Theological Seminary
• Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Inc.