The Rev. I. Malik Saafir is Dean of Chapel at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He collaborates with ministers in providing leadership for chapel and special religious services on campus and oversees the work of ministers at major College functions. He also coordinates pastoral care for the College community and supports student organizations affiliated with the Office of Religious Life.
He is the President & Founder of Janus Institute For Justice. He has devoted his career to ending racial, economic and health disparities in low-income communities. He trains advocates and activists how to interpret, translate and apply theories of justice through social and environmental justice projects.
Malik received a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University where he was a Kelly Miller Smith Scholar and graduated with Honors. He currently serves on the GreenFaith Board of Directors and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Institute on Race and Ethnicity Steering Committee. He also serves as a consultant for the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Racial Disparities in the Arkansas Criminal Justice System Research Project. He is a GreenFaith Fellow and a Toyota TogetherGreen Fellow. — Little Rock, AR, USA