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Duke Divinity School

Several faculty members are incorporating issues related to children and poverty in their classes. Bishop Kenneth Carder makes use of the documents from the United Methodist Episcopal Initiative on Children and Poverty in his class entitled, "The Local Church in Mission to God's World". In a class on Restorative Justice and Prison Ministry, the relationship between poverty and the criminal justice system and its impact on children is a major topic of study. Dr. Amy Laura Hall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, places strong emphasis on the ethical implications of economic disparity, particularly on children.

Bishop Carder was a member of the planning team for the “Lake Junaluska 2010 Peace Conference: Advocacy for the World’s Children.” This interfaith conference involved clergy and laity in workshops, lectures, worship, and celebrations that focused on care for children—especially those most vulnerable to poverty, violence, injustice, and health crises. Dr. Marian Wright Edelman was a keynote speaker for the conference. [March 2011]

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