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Annual Meeting

  • Arizona Jewish Historical Society 122 East Culver Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)
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2019 Annual Meeting: The Time is Now
Exploring faith and criminal justice reform in Arizona

May 21st, 2019 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Arizona Jewish Historical Society
122 E Culver St, Phoenix AZ 85004

8 am - Registration & Networking Breakfast
9 am - 11 am - Program

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION (tickets are free - donations accepted)

Join people of faith throughout the state for our Arizona Faith Network 2019 Annual Meeting. We will gather together to pray, network, build relationships, learn and explore the challenges our state is facing. Come join the movement for the common good. (click here for a downloadable flyer)

Our keynote speaker will be Judge Cecil Ash, who serves the North Mesa Justice Court.Judge Ash grew up on a cattle ranch in Southern Arizona and has a law degree from Arizona State University and a degree in psychology from Brigham Young University. Prior to serving on the Bench, Mr. Ash spent four years in the Arizona House of Representatives, serving Mesa’s District 18. During his time in the state legislature, he worked hard on reforms to Arizona's criminal justice system, but was frustrated in those attempts, and decided he could do more at the local level.

Other speakers will include:

  • Rev. Bill Lyons, Southwest Conference Minister, United Church of Christ

  • Rev. Gerald Richard II, AFN Board Member and Murph Community AME Church

  • Imam Didmar Faja, United Islamic Center of Arizona

  • Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman, AFN Board Vice-President and Congregation Kehliah

  • Billie Fidlin, AFN Board President and Director of Outreach, Desert Southwest Conference United Methodist Church

  • Khalil Rushdan, AFN Board Member, ACLU Smart Justice Partnership Coordinator

  • Rev. Katie Sexton, AFN Executive Director

Earlier Event: May 16
Narasimha Jayanthi (Hindu Holiday)
Later Event: May 22
Lag B’Omer (Jewish Holiday)