St. Vladimir’s Poverty Conference


$50 Registration fee is waived when you register by May 15.   

$70 Room & Board. On-Campus housing during the conference.

On-campus housing is in non-smoking, non-air conditioned, dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms. Because there are a limited number of single rooms, they will be given to the first registrants. Staying on-campus includes meals at the refectory, which are catered, without individual meal options. The seminary staff will provide sheets and towels. Please bring your own personal items (such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and small fans.) Wireless access to the Internet for personal laptops will be available in the Library when the Reading Room is open, but wireless access in dormitory rooms cannot be guaranteed.

Event Date: 
May 31, 2013 - 12:00pm - June 1, 2013 - 12:00pm

Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
575 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, NY 1070

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for life!"

What can Orthodox Christians do to re–think how we respond to the issues of poverty, and how will we contribute positive solutions to address the needs of the poor? This conference is a collaborative effort with the Acton Institute, and is offered as a tribute to Dn. John Zarras, a 2006 SVOTS graduate who earned his M.Div. degree over a period of several years as a late–vocations student. Deacon John also served as a member of the Board of Trustees and the president of the St. Vladimir's Seminary Foundation.

For questions about this event, please contact
Tanya Penkrat, Special Events Coordinator,
at, or 914.961.8313

Additional participants will be Jay Richards, author of Money, Greed, and God and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and Susan R. Holman, adjunct lecturer at Episcopal Divinity School and senior writer at Harvard Global Health Institute.