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When:   September 22, 2010 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:   Church Center for the United Nations, corner of 44th and First Ave. Due to security for the summit, access only via 44th from 2nd Ave. All alumni and friends welcome but security requires that you must RSVP (see below) and have photo ID.
Price:   no charge
Type:   Reception


Dear Friends,

I write to invite you to attend a YDS-sponsored event being held on Sept. 22 at the Church Center for the United Nation in conjunction with the U.N.s Millennium Development Goals Summit.

The gathering will be the occasion for release of the fall 2010 issue of Reflections, YDSs magazine of theological and ethical inquiry.  This issue, entitled No More Excuses:  Confronting Poverty, features a number of prominent thinkers on the issue of world poverty in general and, in particular, the role of the faith community in confronting poverty.  

Please join us for a conversation at 6:00 pm as writers for the fall issue lead us in discussion, followed by a reception ending at 8:00.  Among the writers scheduled to attend are renowned philosopher Peter Singer, the De Camp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values; Thomas Pogge, the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale; Katherine Marshall, executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue; David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and 2010 World Food Prize laureate; Abagail Nelson, senior vice president for programs at Episcopal Relief and Development; Arthur Keys, president and CEO of International Relief and Development (IRD); Debbie McLeod Sears, director of Grant Me The Wisdom Fund; Melinda St. Louis, deputy director of Jubilee USA; Christiana Peppard, scholar in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and visiting scholar at the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University; and Willis Jenkins, the Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at YDS.

The Church Center for the United Nations is located at 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY (corner of First Avenue and 44th Street).  Please let me know if you will be able to participate in this event by emailing or phoning Emily Blakeslee at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript , 203-432-5358, by Tuesday, September 21st.  As security will be tight around the U.N.s Millennium Development Goals Summit, an RSVP is necessary to gain admittance, and a photo ID must be brought to the event as well.

With best wishes,

Harold W. Attridge
The Rev. Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale Divinity School

Yale Divinity School

Additional Info/Contact:
Emily Blakeslee, 203-432-5358