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A Conversation With Faith Leaders: Standing Up and Speaking Out Against Big Tobacco

June 8, 2022 | 4:00-5:00 PM EDT

This installment in our Campaign for the Culture conversation series is presented in partnership with the Center for Black Health and Equity. The hour-long virtual event features a panel of faith leaders, public health advocates and community organizers speaking out about the impact of tobacco use and discussing the role of faith-based communities in fighting it.

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Hawkins – Global Strategist and Public Policy Leader


  • Reverend Jesse W. Brown, Jr. – Senior Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran in America, Philadelphia, PA

  • Reverend John Edward Cager III – Senior Pastor, Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, CA

  • Reverend Ritney Castine – Senior Pastor, Mt. Pisgah AME Church, Jersey City, NJ

  • Imam Saffet Catovic – Head of the Islamic Society of North America’s Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances and Government Relations, Washington, DC

  • Minister Dr. Ora Hokes – Great Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN

  • Reverend Fer-Rell Malone, Sr. – Senior Pastor, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Waycross, GA

  • Rabbi Shuli Passow – Director of Community Engagement, B’Nai Jeshurun, New York, NY

  • Bishop Dr. Lisa Weah – Senior Pastor, New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD