The Conscience of the City: Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Abusive Police Practices

Acting in the inspiring spirit of the great civil rights leader and as the conscience of our city, clergy leaders representing New Yorkers’ diverse faiths will present the need for sweeping police reform as a compelling moral issue.

Our panelists for the event are:

-Reverend Pat Bumgardner, Senior Pastor, Metropolitan Community Church of New York

– Imam Al-Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, President of the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York

– Reverend Ruben Austria, Bronx Clergy Coalition; Founder and Executive Director of Community Connections for Youth

– Derrick Boykin, Associate Pastor of the Walker Memorial Baptist Church

-Brendan Fay, Catholic Activist and Filmmaker

– Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights of North America

The event will be moderated by Dr. Anne Klaeysen of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The address for the event is 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY, 10025 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.


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