Changes are Happening as Roswell’s Religious Community Evolves
Our community thrives with Christians, Jews, Muslims and other religious beliefs. For more than 2 millennium, people have sadly used religious beliefs as the basis for acquiring power even to the extend of bloody war. The result is Religiophobia. Xenophobia. Islamophobia. Antisemitism. Even Christophobia. How can we address these unhealthy fears while maintaining our religious beliefs and traditions?
A minister, a rabbi and an imam walk into a Rotary lunch and....
Rev Kevin Head of the First Baptist Roswell Church, Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner - Temple Beth Tikvah and Faraz Iqbal representing Roswell Community Masjid speak openly and candidly about why they believe it is important to focus on our similarities rather than our differences. The outcome will be a stronger Roswell, a strong Atlanta, a stronger Georgia.....and a happier you.
Dr. Kevin Head began serving as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Roswell in March 2016. In 2007, Kevin and his wife, Amy, began a ministry-based counseling practice in the East Cobb/Roswell area. Kevin is a graduate of Furman University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Kevin and Amy have two grown children, Jenna and Joshua.
Faraz Iqbal has resided in Tucker, GA, with his wife and 4 kids, for the past 16 years. Involved in various nonprofit initiatives at the local and national levels, Faraz currently services on the board of the Roswell Community Masjid, the ACLU of GA, and the Islamic Speakers Bureau, Atlanta. He has been involved with youth work for over 30 years with a focus on helping youth develop into positive influencers and community leaders. He holds an MBA from Fairfield University, is PMP certified, and is an alumnus of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2020.
Rabbi Alexandria Shuval-Weiner, a native Californian, has served as Temple Beth Tikvah senior rabbi since 2015. Presently she is completing her second term as the president of the Atlanta Area Board of Rabbis (the first woman rabbi to hold this position in the ARA). Constantly seeking ways to better live as a human being in sacred relationship with all of creation, Rabbi Alex strives to approach life with radical amazement, guided by the prophetic responsibility toward repairing the breach in the just functioning of the world. Her time is spent in support of organizations that focus on peace & justice. She and her husband have five grown children and are blessed with four grandchildren and six fur-grands.