Webinar: Confronting an epidemic: Religious community responses to Ebola

How religious communities can be more effective in their response

RCC and Religions for Peace USA are joining together MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM (EST) to bring this important webinar on Ebola with Dr. Katherine Marshall of Georgetown’s Berkeley Center of Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Emily Miller of the United Methodist Church.

Widespread hysteria and misinformation dominate the conversation about Ebola.

Dr. Marshall and Ms. Miller will address the topic with reasoned and factual information.

As former Country Director of the World Bank’s Africa Region and a specialist in conflict resolution, Ms. Marshall offers an expert’s perspective on the U.S.’s role in confronting Ebola. Ms. Miller will discuss the United Methodist Church’s medical missionary work on the front lines in West Africa.

Katherine Marshall Katherine Marshall is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, where she leads the Center's program on Religion and Global Development.

After a long career in the development field, including several leadership positions at the World Bank, Marshall moved to Georgetown in 2006, where she also serves as a visiting professor in the School of Foreign Service.

She helped to create and now serves as the executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue.

Emily MillerEmily Miller is the Associate General Secretary of Communication and Development at the United Methodist Church Global Ministries and an active member of Religion Communicators Council (RCC) NYC chapter.

She has been adjunct faculty for Pace University's Graduate Department of Publishing and the Fashion Institute of Technology in Communications Design.

She has won several awards from both the United Methodist Association of Communications and the Religious Communicators Council.

Outreach team from Miller McAllister United Methodist Church, Ganta, LiberiaThe United Methodist Church – a longstanding member of Religions for Peace USA – has had significant response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. At right is an outreach team from Miller McAllister United Methodist Church, Ganta, Liberia (Photo: Rev. Anna Kaydor Labala, UMNS).

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