Gethsemane Episcopal Church hosted a seminar on ‘Reconciling Faith and Poverty” in its parish hall on November 11th, 2017. The meeting was part of the church’s ongoing commitment to doing Christ’s work in the world and as a member of the Community of the Cross of Nails, an international group committed to reconciliation worldwide.
A diverse group of fifty-eight attended the event, consisting of area college students and staff, local health and childcare professionals, diocesan clergy, and interested community members provided for a day of thoughtful reflection and discussion.
The keynote speaker was Josh Molnar, social worker, and postulant for the deaconate in the Episcopal Church. Dr.Debbie Stiles of Taylor University presented on the effects of childhood trauma on life long behaviors contributing to poverty. Area resident Jessica Dugdale shared the experience of the working poor.
Listen here for Josh Molar’s keynote