NAINConnect 2012 Sneak Preview Highlights

NAINConnect 2012
“Establishing Interfaith Friendly Cities”
July 15 – 18, in Atlanta!

Local Host: Interfaith Community Initiatives

NAINConnect 2012 Sneak Preview Highlights:

The 2012 NAIN Connect in Atlanta, Georgia will focus on experiential interfaith encounters and relationships that begin and end with friendships. The theme “Establishing Interfaith Friendly Cities” captures realistic and attainable aspirations for the interfaith community and for many in the civic arena.

Preview Schedule of Events
[Additional presenters will be announced after the Call for Proposal Deadline of April 15.]

July 15th, Sunday

8am-3pm         Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Renovation hands-on project in the midst of volunteers of five world religions.

4pm-8pm        Opening Session and Banquet

Welcome from Mayor of Atlanta, Hon. Kasim M. Reed

Keynote Speakers:  Tayyibah Taylor, Editor and Co-founder of Azizah, Magazine for Muslim Women and Rev. Ben Campbell Johnson, author of “Beyond 9/11: Christians and Muslims Together”

Bettina Gray, NAIN, Robert  Hankinson, NAIN

July 16th and 17th, (Mon.& Tue)

7am-8am         Contemplative Gathering

8am-9am         Breakfast

9am-1pm         Workshops (lunch), among the topics:

  • Interfaith Media,
  • Interfaith Children’s Movement,
  • Hunger and Faith,
  • Interfaith and Disabilities,
  • Sacred Listening,
  • Interfaith Art,
  • Faith and Government,
  • Faith and the Corporate Workplace,
  • Faith and the Civil Rights Movement,
  • Interfaith World Pilgrims,
  • Deepening Dialog,
  • Friendships Across Religions, and others.

1pm-5pm        Off-site Experiential Program

Each afternoon, we will board buses to various sites and well known hosts. Among them:

  • The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center with Martin L. King, III
  • The Carter Presidential Center, tentatively with President Jimmy Carter
  • Morehouse College’s Gandhi-King-Ikeda International Center with Dean Lawrence Carter
  • Interfaith Immersions at four landmark and historic centers, a Mosque, Synagogue, Temple, and Church
  • The Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB-TV)
  • The CNN Center

7pm-9:30pm   Evening Dinner Sessions

  • Keynote:  The Honorable Andrew Young, “Building Partnerships and Friendships Upon Faith and Human Dignity”
  • Keynote:  Laural Sydel and Dr. Gerald Durley, “The Ecology and Faith”

July 18th, Wednesday

9am-Noon       Closing Session  TBA

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Two-Step Registration [conference plus hotel]
1.     Conference:
before May 15th – $275.00 for Adults and $350.00 after May 15th
before May 15th – $125.00 for Youth/Students and $175.00 after May 15th
Registration includes all meals except breakfast. (Sun. dinner, Mon. lunch & dinner, Tue. lunch & dinner).
There will be a $60.00 charge for booths that sell items and a $20.00 charge for information booths. Presenters will be provided booths without charge. Please fill out and save the word document at Registration form for ICI and send it as an attachment to either or

If you are not paying by check and want to use a credit card to pay, you must send payment through PayPal here (payment sent to

2.     Conference Hotel:
The Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
One Hartsfield Centre Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30354
t 404-209-9999, f 404-305-2343

Conference rate is 95.00 per night per room.  Guest rooms include 1 king or 2 queen-sized beds.  Mention North American Interfaith Network when registering.  There is a free 24hr Airport shuttle.  There are fees for parking, but it is an airport hotel so a car will not be necessary.  There is free Wi-Fi in the public areas of the hotel.
The Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

Direct questions to Imam Plemon or Jan Swanson


About judylt

Co-Chair of the MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio, Chair of Erase the Hate Toledo, Communications Chair of North American Interfaith Network
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