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The Power of Faith to Help End Extreme Poverty

April 15, 2015 | 14:00 ET, 18:00 GMT

Can people of faith help build a movement to end extreme poverty? Can they seize this opportunity at a time of conflict in some regions -- some of it driven by groups claiming religious justification? Why are faith leaders and the World Bank Group joining forces to fight poverty?

A high-level panel featuring prominent faith-based organizations and religious leaders and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will discuss the role of faith in combatting poverty, particularly in light of the recent launch by faith-based organizations and religious leaders of “The Moral and Spiritual Imperative to End Extreme Poverty.”

Speakers

Religion Correspondent, Voice of America

Co-Founder, Interfaith WASH Alliance

General Secretary, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide

President, American Jewish World Service

President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

President, World Bank Group