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Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary

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We are dedicated to raising up generations of religious and community leaders committed to building a movement, led by the poor, to end poverty.

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Alix
Last Name: 
Webb
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Current Projects The Poverty Initiative holds Truth Commissions and Tribunals on ESC Rights violations in the US. We are sponsoring the Bonhoeffer Lecture Series, featuring Jeffrey Sachs and James Joseph as we as a Poverty Truth Commission on October 11-12, 2007. Contact person & email: Alix Webb, poverty@uts.columbia.edu Contact person & email: Willie Baptist, willie@universityofthepoor.org We also have a Poverty Scholars program which brings together grassroots leaders/organizers for exchange and training about local experiences of conditions and organizing around ESC rights violations around the country. Contact person & email: Willie Baptist, willie@universityofthepoor.org We also have immersion trips were we meet with local and regional grassroots leaders to learn from, exchange lessons with and be witness to violations at the local and regional level. Contact person & email: Alix Webb, poverty@uts.columbia.edu

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