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Conversations For the Common Good: UnCharity

  • The Bier Abbey 613 Union St Schenectady, NY, 12305 United States (map)

In a world that is so often divided by political lines,  personal interests, and religious beliefs we often lose sight of the common good that we can pursue together. “Common Good” is anything that increases the well-being for all people without harming others. Join us for a series of discussions about various topics that promote the common good. 

Each event will go from 7-9pm and will take place at the Bier Abbey (613 Union St.).


For too long, we’ve underestimated the power of people living in poverty. Charity tells families in poverty they can’t. Uncharity equips them with tools so they can. Charity tells recipients they are not worthy, not capable. Uncharity reminds participants that they have value and dignity and are capable human beings.

Join Ashley Dickens, representative of HOPE International, as she talks about how traditional approaches to poverty have not worked, and why they haven't worked. She will also share about the difference between development vs. charity, and how HOPE and others are using the successful development tool of microfinance around the world to break the chains of poverty.