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Income Inequality and Our Responsibility to the Poor


April 16,2013
Panelists: Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Susannah Heschel, Mohamed Lazzouni, and Rev. John K. Stendahl. Moderated by Alan Wolfe

The widening income gap between America’s rich and poor raises profound moral and ethical questions. Respected thinkers from four religious traditions reflect on how our collective theologies consider and confront income inequality.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Rev. J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard University, and secretary for health and social services, Archdiocese of Boston.

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College.

Mohamed Lazzouni is chairman of the advisory board, Center of the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Merrimack College.

Rev. John K. Stendahl is pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Newtons, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Alan Wolfe is professor of political science and director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College.