Luther E. Smith, Jr.

is a professor of church and community at the Candler School of Theology of Emory University where he has taught since 1979. His scholarship focuses on Howard Thurman, Christian spirituality, Christian communalism, and social transformation. Throughout the last decade, Luther has led ecumenical and interfaith organizations in their advocacy for children - especially children who are poor, abused, refugees, and involved in the justice system. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and is currently writing on a spirituality of hope.

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