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Wednesday, 02 November 2011 19:29

2011 Peace Conference addresses poverty

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Registration is still open for the fourth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, “Poverty, Abundance, and Peace:  Seeking Economic Justice for All God’s Children,” on Nov. 13-15.

Speakers for this year’s conference include Sen. George McGovern; David Beckmann, executive director of Bread for the World; Bishop Nkula Ntambo of the Katanga Conference in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and Michael Ayuen de Kuany, one of the “Lost Boys of the Sudan.”

“Beckmann, Senator McGovern and Bishop Ntambo each bring a long history of effective involvement in issues related to peace, poverty, and hunger,” said Garland Young and Wannamaker Hardin, Chair and vice-chair of the Peace Conference. “They will help us explore ways to be more effective in our witness and involvement in seeking peace and justice for all. The inter-faith approach to peace will continue to be an emphasis of this conference with Muslim, Jewish, and Christian leaders taking part.”

In keeping with the commitment of the Peace Conference to interfaith peacemaking, the conference will also feature an interfaith panel featuring  Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars on the topic, “Our Sacred Texts Speak to Us in Regard to Peace, Justice and Economics.”

For more information on the Conference and to register go to www.lakejunaluska.com/peace or call 828.454.6656.

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