Working for workplace religious diversity, equity & inclusion


Ambassador Sujay


A Different Way, a film by Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook and Lauren Merkley, is the 2019 Religious Freedom Film Competition Grand Prize winner.

It is also being featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2021, in the Pavillon Afriques.

In A Different Way, Amb. ‘Sujay’ shares her experience as the first female chaplain for the NYPD and how interfaith relationships were essential in fostering hope and rebuilding a city after the events of 9/11. Amb. ‘Sujay’ served as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from April 2011 to October 2013. She has served as a policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and was the first female senior pastor in the 200-year history of the American Baptist Churches USA and a close friend of Coretta Scott King.