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Lecture focuses on faith-based organizations, April 4

"Faith-Based Organizations and the Public Good" is the title of a lecture scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The lecture will be delivered by Amy Sherman, a senior fellow and director of the Faith in Communities Initiative at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research and a senior fellow at the International Justice Mission. As part of her work with the Sagamore Institute, she plays a leadership role in the national Faith and Service Technical Education Network, a nonprofit initiative to strengthen and support faith-based organizations.

Sherman is the founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries, an urban outreach initiative. She has written several books, including "Restorers of Hope: Reaching the Poor in Your Community With Church-based Ministries That Work" and "The Soul of Development: Biblical Christianity and Economic Transformation in Guatemala." Sherman's articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Policy Review, First Things, Christianity Today and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion as part of the "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series. 

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