“Keynote Speaker” Jay Richards
How may we re–think our response to issues of poverty, and how may we offer positive solutions to address the needs of the poor? This conference, co-hosted by the Seminary and the Acton Institute—a body dedicated to researching principles that link economics with virtue—will offer some fresh ideas for Orthodox Christians.
The Keynote Speaker will be Jay Richards, author of Money, Greed, and God and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute; his presentation will launch the conference at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. At 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1, a panikhida will be served in memory of Dn. John Zarras. Three other speakers will then offer presentations: Susan R. Holman, senior writer at Harvard Global Health Institute, and author of The Hungry are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia and God Knows There’s Need: Christian Responses to Poverty (Oxford University Press); Michael Matheson Miller, Acton Institute Research Fellow and Director of PovertyCure; and a Trustee of the Seminary, The Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters, professor of Religion and Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion, McMurry University. Rounding out a concluding panel discussion with the above speakers will be Subdeacon Paul Abernathy, local director of FOCUS North America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Lunch will be served at mid–day, and the event will conclude at 2:30 p.m.
View Acton Institute’s engaging videos from “PovertyCure,” an international coalition of organizations and individuals committed to entrepreneurial solutions to poverty that challenge the status quo and champion the creative potential of the human person. Acton Institute manages PovertyCure’s efforts in the USA.
- DOWNLOAD the conference flyer (PDF)
- For more information: http://www.svots.edu/content/summer-may-31-june-1-2013-conference-poverty