The One Heart Initiative (OHI) works to build a community where Atlanta Muslim leaders forge bonds of brotherhood/sisterhood and mutual respect by understanding our histories and biases with the goal of dismantling racism and amplifying harmony.

The tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jacob Blake and too many others are a clear sign that our country still suffers from racism. Racism divides communities and divides hearts. The Atlanta Muslim community is not immune. We, too, struggle with understanding each other’s
experiences of systemic racism. This division has kept us from becoming one Muslim community.
We are taught that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) said, “The Muslims in their mutual love, kindness and compassion are like the human body where when one of its parts is in agony the entire body feels the pain, both in sleeplessness and fever.” (Bukhari and Muslim).


We need to heal our divided heart.




One Heart Program Overview:

The goal of OHI is to unify hearts by developing meaningful interpersonal relationships. The One Heart Initiative is a three- month program based on
universal Islamic values to bring out the tough discussions between leaders of different ethnicities, backgrounds and races in an effort to identify areas of
improvement, develop an action plan for dismantling racism and promote a unity of purpose.

OHI aims to develop deeper relationships within our community and unify the hearts of all of our communities.

We believe you are part of that equation.



Get Involved:

The cohort meets one Saturday a month for three months. Each of these Saturdays addresses key topics with in-depth and open conversations in an effort to develop
deeper relationships with one another.

Participants are also assigned to a smaller Study Group where they meet after the workshops to talk about what they have learned. Participants work on a joint
project to benefit the community.

OHI’s second cohort is being scheduled for 2021. To find out more about OHI, email director@isbatlanta.org



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