Our History


2021: Name Change

FAMA becomes Interfaith Atlanta.

2013: Major Growth

After 10 years since becoming a nonprofit, FAMA has grown to more than 60 faith groups and a variety of friends and partners are members, engaged in creating deeper and more meaningful human relations.

2004: Partnership with World Pilgrims

FAMA partners with Interfaith Community Iniatives’ World Pilgrims program, which aims to increase empathy and understanding, reduce conflict, and ultimately create opportunities for cooperative action.

2003: Nonprofit Status

FAMA officially becomes a 501(c) organization.

September 11, 2002: 9/11 Memorial Service

Interfaith Service held at The Temple, including 100 clergy sharing scripture from seven religions and a choir of 100 from a variety of faith traditions.

2002: Regional Assembly at Calloway Gardens

Convened by Imam Plemon El-Amin, Rev. Joanna Adams and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman. Attended by 30 religious and community leaders. Decided that Atlanta needs an interfaith organization and an interfaith commemoration of the 9/11 tragedy from a year earlier.

1992: Forming of Interfaith Coalition of Metro Atlanta

Over 10 years, with 16 clergy representing a diversity of faiths, initiatives included television programming (with Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, etc.)

1989: Forming of Human Relations Commission

Appointed by Gov. Joe Frank, who decided Atlanta needs an interfaith organization