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Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations
Tuesday 28 July 2020, 10:00am - 05:00pm
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In Search of Social Justice: Criminal Justice Reform and the Restoration of Solidarity and Trust in our Communities

Tuesday, July 28, 2020                  10:00 AM EST (NY Time)

The recent killing of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States triggered widespread protests and demonstrations, both in the USA and globally, calling for an end to racism, police brutality, and demands for criminal justice reform, including greater accountability for offending police officers, ending choke holds, defunding of police, as well a broader range of reforms that cut across a wider spectrum of society. Emotions are raw, and polarization is at its peak. What can be done to support criminal justice reform, and to restore or establish greater solidarity and trust in multi-racial, multi-ethnic societies? 



  • Dr. Thomas Walsh, Co-Chair, Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations 


  • Rev. Amos C. Brown, Senior Pastor, Third Baptist Church, San Francisco, USA
  • Hon. Danny Davis, US House of Representatives, D-Illinois, USA
  • Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President, Divine Shakti Foundation, India
  • Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, Founder, Cordova Institute, USA
  • Dr. Levi Bautista, Assistant General Secretary for United Nations Ministry, United Methodist Church, USA
  • Dr. Ibrahim Salama, Chief, Human Rights Treaties Branch Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Switzerland (invited)

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The FBO Coalition is a broadly-based multi-faith coalition of leading representatives of the world’s great religious traditions, along with interfaith and civil society leaders, academics, and practitioners actively engaged in criminal justice and crime prevention. The FBO Coalition supports the work of various UN agencies, most notably the UNODC, as well as the Vienna-based NGO Alliance for Crime-Prevention and Criminal Justice.