Latino NJ clergy leader promotes ‘social justice’ in new book

NEWARK, NJ — Reverend Bolivar Flores, vice president of the New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers, recently hosted a signing event in Newark for his latest book, “Hispanic Religious Leaders and Civic Engagement.”

Flores – a vocal immigration advocate who has been among New Jersey advocates speaking out against “unfair busing of migrants to East Coast cities” – appeared at the Newark Museum of Art to discuss his book and the best practices for facilitating engagement and partnerships between Latino faith-based organizations and public officials.

Flores also spoke about “how Latino faith leaders and organizations need to engage more with the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice causes.”

The clergyman is also chief of staff for the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people returning from incarceration, and chief of chaplains for the city of West New York.

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