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Forget Not the Poor: Interfaith Conference on Poverty

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Read Bishop Denis Madden’s reflections on the presentations (as prepared for delivery)

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The Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America will be hosting a symposium on poverty Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 2-5 p.m. at Caldwell Auditorium, Caldwell Hall (see printable campus map). The event, “Forget Not the Poor: An Interfaith Conference on Poverty,” is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee.

The event is noteworthy not only for bringing Catholic and Jewish groups together, but because it is the brainchild of former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Thomas Melady, one of the national co-chairs of “Catholics for Romney” and Professor Stephen Schneck, one of the national co-chairs of “Catholics for Obama.” The symposium will feature Kathy Saile, Director of the USCCB’s Office of Domestic Social Development and Rabbi Sid Schwartz, both experts on anti-poverty policy.Additionally, Bishop Denis Madden, head of the USCCB Committee on Inter-religious Dialogue, will speak as will Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman. Brian Banks of the National Capitol Area Food Bank and Audrey Lyon, Executive Director of Yachad, a Jewish anti-poverty program, will discuss ways people can help fight poverty in the DC area.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, and to register for the event, click here or call (202) 319-5999.