The Impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by | Nov 4, 2020 | Billie's Blog, Church and Society, Conference Newsletter

Recently the Desert Southwest Conference Board of Church & Society partnered with the Arizona Faith Network to hold a live stream Facebook event with area attorneys to discuss the impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Our own Conference Chancellor, Marilee Clark, along with area attorneys Paul Bullis, Chair DSC Prison Reform Task Force;  and Rev. Gerald Richard, AFN Board Member; fielded questions from moderators Gerry Hills, Chair, Conference Board of Church & Society; Rev. Khalif Smith, Chair RACE Coalition, First UMC Mesa; Rev. Katie Sexton, Executive Director of the Arizona Faith Network; and Billie K. Fidlin, Conference Director of Outreach & Justice.

Questions included topics such as court packing, the influence of popular Justices on outcomes, and the right of Justices to air personal opinions during the nomination process as well as once seated. You can view and share this extraordinary conversation now available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/nsNoLhhEQjE and included below.

If you have questions please contact Billie Fidlin at bfidlin@dscumc.org.

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Author: Billie K. Fidlin

Billie K. Fidlin is the Director of Outreach & Justice for the Desert Southwest Conference. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and attended Claremont School of Theology for religious studies. Ms. Fidlin currently serves as the President of the Arizona Faith Network in her second term. She is President & Founder of Whisper n Thunder Inc., and sits on various boards including the Justa Center and the Phoenix Police Department's Faith Advisory Council. Her awards include the UM Foundation for Evangelism 2004 Distinguished Evangelist; 2016 Church Women United / United Nations Human Rights Award; 2018 Servant Leader Award AZ Faith Network; 2022 Southern Poverty Law Center Certificate of Recognition; and 2022-23 Class of Who's Who in America.
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