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Kripke Symposium to Examine What the Bible Says About the Poor

The Creighton University Kripke Center will host a two-day symposium that will examine what the Bible says about the poor and its impact today.

The symposium titled “The Bible, the Economy and the Poor” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14-15 in room 3029 of the Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The symposium will raise the question of the relationship between the Bible and its concern for the poor in its ancient economic context and concern for the poor in our contemporary economic context. It will also address the role of the poor and the economy in the biblical tradition from historical and social perspectives, and offer theological and ethical responses from contemporary contexts.

Speakers will present a variety of topics including “You Didn’t Build That: A Prophetic View of the Political Economy from Exile”; "The Political Economy of Peasant Poverty: What the Eighth-Century Prophets Presumed But Did Not State" and "Financializations and the Changing Face of Poverty: Muslim and Christian Perspectives.”

Click here to find a complete listing of presentations.