Conference on Poverty, St. Vladimir’s Seminary, May 31–June 1, 2013

[YONKERS, NY • SVOTS Communications]  The proverbial saying: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you feed him for life!” will be followed when St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Acton Institute co-host a “Conference on Poverty,” May 31–June 1, 2103 on the seminary campus. Acton Institute is a body dedicated to researching principles that link economics with virtue, and conference presenters will offer some fresh ideas and long-term solutions to mitigate poverty. 

Conference speakers will be Keynote Jay W. Richards, author of Money, Greed, and God and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute; 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, both from Oxford University Press; and Michael Matheson Miller, Acton Institute Research Fellow and Director and Host of the PovertyCure DVD series. PovertyCure is 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.

This conference is coordinated by The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, Chancellor/CEO at St. Vladimir’s, and is offered as a tribute to Dn. John Zarras (+ 2012), a St. Vladimir’s alumnus (’06) 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 as the president of the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Foundation.

View Acton Institute’s engaging videos from “PovertyCure.”

Register online: $50 registration fee is waived until May 15th!

Deborah Belonick
Communications Director
St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary •
914–961–8313 x363 • 914–961–4507 FAX •

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