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Interfaith Service of Compassion and Care

This Interfaith Service of Compassion is co-hosted by the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC)

The SDPC will convene multi-faith leaders in New York in April to participate in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to discuss Global Drug Policy as practiced by countries and nations around the world. The U.N. official sessions will commence April 19, 2016.

By elevating the components of compassion, care and health, the goals of SDPC and the other faith leaders are to examine and impact drug policy worldwide, to shift those policies from being punitive to those which will reduce harm to individuals and communities.

Prior to the official opening at the UN, the SDPC will co-host an interfaith worship service at the UN chapel on April 18 at 11 am, and a community-based program later that evening  at Abyssinian Baptist Church.

The UNGASS events in New York will be a watershed moment for faith leaders to advocate for global policies which can reform and transform the criminal justice systems and address drug policies related to HIV prevention, drug production and trade agreements, human rights and public health practices, law enforcement and sentencing policies, and to create “compassionate models of care for the families and communities impacted by drug addiction.”

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Monday, April 18th 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, April 18th 2016 6:30 pm Monday, April 18th 20168:30 pm America/New_York Interfaith Service of Compassion and Care This Interfaith Service of Compassion is co-hosted by the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) The SDPC will convene multi-faith leaders in New York in April to participate in the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to discuss Global Drug Policy as practiced by countries and nations around the world. The U.N. official sessions will commence April 19, 2016. By elevating the components of compassion, care and health, the goals of SDPC and the other faith leaders are to examine and impact drug policy worldwide, to shift those policies from being punitive to those which will reduce harm to individuals and communities. Prior to the official opening at the UN, the SDPC will co-host an interfaith worship service at the UN chapel on April 18 at 11 am, and a community-based program later that evening at Abyssinian Baptist Church. The UNGASS events in New York will be a watershed moment for faith leaders to advocate for global policies which can reform and transform the criminal justice systems and address drug policies related to HIV prevention, drug production and trade agreements, human rights and public health practices, law enforcement and sentencing policies, and to create “compassionate models of care for the families and communities impacted by drug addiction.” For more information, click here. Abyssinian Baptist Church Back to Calendar