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Conference planned on poverty and charity, May 9-10

A conference on "Poverty and Charity: Judaism, Christianity, Islam" is planned for Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber. It will run from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Nine lectures and a roundtable discussion will explore issues of broad interest in the three major monotheistic civilizations, from the middle ages to modern times. The conference will bring together scholars from the United States, Europe and Israel who have worked on poverty and charity in order to encourage comparative thinking about the subject.

The conference is being directed by Mark Cohen, professor of Near Eastern studies, and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion . It also is supported by the Carolyn Drucker '80 Memorial Lecture Fund.

For more information, visit the conference Web site .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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