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Rev. Dr. Luther Smith Jr.

Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty

The Rev. Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr.  is Professor Emeritus of Church and Community, Candler School of Theology of Emory University. Dr. Smith speaks and has written extensively on issues of church and society, congregational renewal, Christian spirituality, and the thoughts of Howard Thurman. He is a co-founder of the Interfaith Children’s Movement that educates, mobilizes, and networks faith communities in being advocates for children in Georgia. Dr. Smith is the Coordinator of the “Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty,” and also serves on the board of “L’Arche USA” to assist its mission with persons with intellectual disabilities. He is an ordained minister of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.