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Interfaith Evening Program: Faith is a Bridge

February 5, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Guest Speaker: Mary Ellen Giess, MA


Join us for a wonderful evening program entitled, ‘The Role of Religion in Bridging American Divides’. More details coming soon.


​A light dinner will be offered at 5.30pm, along with friendship and conversation across the dinner table, followed by the evening program from 6.30pm. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and dialogue throughout the evening.


Mary Ellen Giess, MA, is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Interfaith America, a national nonprofit unlocking the potential of America’s religious diversity.  In this role, Mary Ellen oversees innovative and collaborative program opportunities, including emerging priorities around government partnerships, bridgebuilding initiatives, faith and health programs, and religion in the workplace. Mary Ellen has served in various programmatic and strategic roles since joining IA in 2008, including managing IA’s programmatic partnership with the Obama White House, stewarding our five-year research partnership (IDEALS), and co-editing Educating about Religious Diversity: A Handbook for Student Affairs. She joined IA after completing her Masters at Harvard Divinity School and earned her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Heels!). Mary Ellen’s on-campus experiences and Unitarian Universalist values inspire her ongoing efforts to expand interfaith engagement across the nation. Outside of work, she can be found browsing cookbooks and navigating the agony and the ecstasy of parenting three daughters.


The cost to Ignatius House to present this evening’s event is $50, which is a suggested contribution. Contributions of any amount are welcome and will support the “Fr. Niel Jarreau, SJ Fund” to provide spiritual programming for those in hardship.




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February 5, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ignatius House
6700 Riverside Dr.
Sandy Springs, GA 30328 United States
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