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Ronald Sider is Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry and Public Policy at Palmer Seminary of Eastern University and Director of the seminary’s Sider Center on Ministry & Public Policy. An evangelical Christian intellectual best known for his influential book Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger and his subsequent social justice advocacy, he is the founder and president of Evangelicals for Social Action, an organization dedicated to promoting social and economic justice (and now part of the Sider Center). Sider began his involvement in social justice after helping to draft the 1973 "Chicago Declaration of Evangelical Social Concern." Other notable Sider publications include The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience (2005) and The Scandal of Evangelical Politics (2008). Sider has bachelor's degrees from Waterloo Lutheran University and Yale Divinity School and a MA and PhD in history from Yale University.