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Thursday on Political Rewind: It’s the last day of 2020 — and have we ever longed more for a year to come to an end? 2020 has been a year of collective anxieties, griefs, and solitary sojourns. Some of us have lost people who are dear to us, or jobs, or the beautiful connections to those we love.

And yet, as we rummage through the smoldering ruins of this awful, horrible year, we may find that in what we’ve missed, we’ve learned valuable lessons.

Today, we speak to some of Georgia’s best-known and most inspiring faith leaders about what the year has meant to them and how they’ve found hope in difficult times.


The Rev. Dr. Kevin Murriel — Pastor, Cascade United Methodist Church

Rabbi Peter Berg — Senior Rabbi, The Temple

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams — Retired astor, Morningside Presbyterian Church

Imam Plemon El-Amin — Imam Emeritus, Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution