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About Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith received her degree in religion from Yale Divinity School and gave talks, seminars, and retreats across the country. She was the plenary speaker for a Methodist jurisdiction, the laity session keynote speaker for two annual conferences, selected as layperson of the year by the Council of Churches and Synagogues, and nominated as a delegate to the World Conference of Methodism in Río de Janeiro. Sarah was also the author of Mid-Life: Coming Home. She lived in Connecticut with her husband and three sons.

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Are We Safe Yet?

Security, as traditionally pursued, comes with an extremely high price, in monetary and human terms. How can we envision modes of leadership where faith reframes vulnerability and security, opening new possibilities for safety and human flourishing?

Crumbs from the Table?

Shifting the focus from direct aid to entrepreneurial ventures as responses to inequality and poverty, we asked how to move beyond offering crumbs to the poor and instead offer them means to gain a chair at the table.

Religiously Incorrect?

Does the practice of faith require the articulation of faith? Judicial, business, academic, and faith leaders addressed navigating the difficult terrain of religion in the public sphere.

A Crisis of Trust

Trust is central to the functioning of all spheres of life. This interdisciplinary conference integrated insights from a wide variety of fields, including theology, philosophy, business, and politics.

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Other Legacy Projects

From 2003 to 2018, the Yale Center for Faith & Culture has pursued our purpose along a variety of completed initiatives, always dedicated to building bridges of religious, political, and cultural discourse, fostering truth-seeking conversations, and impacting change in individual and community life. Browse other legacy projects below.

Theology of Joy & the Good Life

Building a transformative movement driven by a Christian articulation of the joy that attends the flourishing human life.

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Faith & Globalization

Exploring the profound impact of religious faith in a world where political, economic and social spheres are increasingly interconnected.

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Ethics & Spirituality in the Workplace

Encouraging business leaders to incorporate faith-based virtues into their work and promoting efforts to align business practice with authentic human flourishing and the global common good.

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A Common Word

Loving our Muslim neighbors by affirming our common call to love God and neighbor.

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