Starting Date: 11-13-2011
Ending Date: 11-15-2011
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina 28745
United StatesThe fourth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, “Poverty, Abundance, and Peace: Seeking Economic Justice for All God’s Children,” will lift up some of the systemic causes of poverty and economic disparity to help participants better understand these issues and to be equipped as change agents to work for alleviating these causes of poverty for a more just and peaceful world.
**Michael Ayuen de Kuany, one of the "Lost Boys of the Sudan," will be a speaker at the 2011 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference. Read his story.
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Speakers for this year’s conference include Senator George McGovern, Dr. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, and Bishop Nkula Ntambo of the Katanga Conference in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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.”
A special session will also feature speakers on the topic of “Corporate Social Responsibility,” as the Conference looks at ways foundations, faith communities, and individuals can work for a more just economic order through responsible investing. Speakers will be Dr. Tom Stephens, Managing Director of Prescient360 Group, an advisor for many years to corporations, government, and institutions on issues of corporate responsibility, and Vidette Bullock Mixon, who will represent the United Methodist Board of Pensions socially responsible investing policies.
Through plenary sessions and breakout groups participants will have many opportunities to hear about the issues affecting economic justice and ways all persons can work for a more equitable and peaceful world. Additional speakers and events will be announced as they are confirmed.
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