Peace conference to highlight speakers on poverty issuesWritten by Admin
The fourth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, â€śPoverty, Abundance, and Peace: Seeking Economic Justice for All Godâ€™s Childrenâ€ť through Nov. 15 will delve into the systemic causes of poverty and economic disparity.
Speakers include Sen. George McGovern (a former presidential candidate who ran against incumbent Richard Nixon in 1972); 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 â€śLost Boys of the Sudan.â€ť
Each brings a long history of involvement in issues related to peace, poverty and hunger.
â€śThey will help us explore ways to be more effective in our witness and involvement in seeking peace and justice for all,â€ť said Garland Young, chair of the Peace Conference.
There will also be an interfaith panel featuring Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars on the topic, â€śOur Sacred Texts Speak to Us in Regard to Peace, Justice and Economics.â€ť
www.lakejunaluska.com/peace or call 828.454.6656.