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Our Work in Georgia

Faith in Public Life Georgia works to amplify faith voices on issues of public policy. We believe being active in the public sphere is an opportunity to reflect on our deepest values and commitment to the common good. ​

Our Focus

Economic Justice

FPL Georgia works with partners like the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute to make sure our state’s economy is inclusive of all Georgians. We work with our representatives to pursue a Georgia where everyone has the ability to live and prosper.

Anti-Discrimination

Freedom of religion is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans. That’s why it’s protected in the Constitution. But religious freedom doesn’t give any of us a right to harm others. Georgia is one of only two states without any form of statewide nondiscrimination law. It’s time to work together to change that instead of endlessly debating politically toxic broad religious exemptions.

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Graham Younger,
Georgia Director

Graham is the Georgia Director for Faith in Public Life. The son of two seminary graduates, he grew up in Baptist churches in Indiana, Kansas and Texas. He graduated from Davidson College and the University of Georgia School of Law. Graham worked on a campaign against predatory lending, focusing on faith leaders throughout the Southeast, before beginning work as the Georgia Statewide Coordinator. He is excited to help faith leaders become moral voices that transcend party lines. Graham enjoys playing basketball and watching Georgia football, but his true competitive highlight came in his freshman team’s stunning victory in its college quiz bowl tournament.

Min. Shavonne Williams,
Georgia Organizing Ambassador

Minister Shavonne D. Williams serves as the Georgia Organizing Ambassador for Faith in Public Life. She is a native of Blythe, GA in the Augusta-Richmond County area where she was raised and educated prior to going to college to pursue a degree as a Physician’s Assistant. Her work as a PA within the prison system along with her work in the homeless program, mental health program and the community re-entry program of incarcerated veterans for the VA Medical Center prepared her for the advocacy work she holds dear today. Shavonne founded Women of Wonder Outreach Ministry in 2012. Through WOW, she assists those experiencing or at risk for homelessness, teaches job readiness and parenting skills, tutors local youths and holds community conferences and luncheons. She is a member of the Baptist Ministry Conference of Augusta, Augusta Cross Cultural Commission and the NAACP.

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Explore our network

Faith in Public Life has on-the-ground organizers in four states: check out our work around the country!

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