Radical Conversations (Social Engagement & Community Building)



Sponsored by the Shambhala Center’s Community Relations Committee,

Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta and World Pilgrims

June 10, 2017  

7:00pm – 8:30pm 

Shambhala Meditation Center

1447 Church Street, Decatur, GA  30030

The Faces of Islam in Atlanta

 Panel presentation and Conversation


      Yssis Saadi El              Furqan Muhammad               Zehra Ozturk      


Islam is one of the most culturally and racially diverse religious groups in the United States.  This diversity is clearly reflected in Atlanta’s Muslim communities and 35+ mosques.  Muslims, practitioners of Islam make up about 1.3% of the population in Atlanta. Their traditions range from orthodox to non-denominational.

Our panelists come from several distinct Islamic traditions and cultures.  They will share their unique experience of living in Atlanta as practicing Muslims and speak to the affect the current social and political climate has had on their lives and communities. There will be time for dialog with our speakers.


The panelists: 

Yssis Saadi ElGrand Governess and Senior Minister at The Moorish Science Temple of America, Decatur

Furqan MuhammadImam at Masjid Al Mu’minun, Atlanta

Zehra OzturkSpeaker for the Atlantic Institute, Alpharetta


Valerie Morvan will facilitate our conversation.


 For more information email vmorvan@ntcsi.net or call 678-558-3120