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Presbyterian pastor and organizer Liz Theoharis speaks during the fourth and final installment of studying ‘Poverty, by America’

The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, who co-founded the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and runs the Kairos Center housed at Union Theological Seminary, brought the four-week, denomination-wide study of Matthew Desmond’s “Poverty, by America” to a close Monday saying she’s “really excited” that denominational leaders organized the online book study “and so many are interested in this work of becoming poverty abolitionists.”

Matthew 25 book study on ‘Poverty, by America’ draws more than 260 people — and the author of the best-seller

Matthew Desmond, the author of the 2023 book “Poverty, by America,” made a 15-minute online appearance Monday to help launch a four-week PC(USA)-wide study of his best-seller. More than 260 people were present to hear from Desmond, the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, whose 2017 book, “Evicted,” won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. They also discussed the first two chapters in small groups.