An audio version of this story
It doesn’t matter whether the focus is Allah, Yahweh or Jesus ─ the BeltLine Partnership’s new “Faith-Based Collaborative” wants a buy-in from all religious organizations.
“There are few better ways to reach the community than through faith-based institutions,” said Chuck Meadows, executive director of the BeltLine Partnership.
The collaborative will be an opportunity for faith-based organizations around the Atlanta BeltLine corridor to be involved in the planning and fundraising aspects of the BeltLine.
Meadows said it’s essential that the BeltLine’s goals align with those of the communities the corridor runs through, and places of worship are a good place to start.
“They’re very often a venue where that community visioning happens, and they have their finger on the pulse of those neighborhoods,” he said.
The Faith-Based Collaborative starts with a focus on the Westside Trail Corridor, which is now under construction.