The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are 10 years old!
Anyone who know me at all probably knows that one of the most important things to me that comes out of my Baptismal Covenant is the phrase,
"Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being"? --Book of Common Prayer, Baptismal Covenant.
Also, if you know me, you may know that I am a big fan of the Millennium Development Goals which I see as an expression of our global community trying to live out the above baptismal promise.
Here are some great websites for more info: http://www.undp.org/, http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ and I especially recommend the Episcopal Church of America website: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ONE
A lot of progress has been made, but there is still much to be done. I am challenging myself to renew my support of the MDGs and I ask you to do the same.
What you can do:
2. Be informed
3. Act-join one of the many ministries around the world that support the MDGs
4. Financially contribute to a ministry or organization that supports the MDGs. The recommended amount is .7% of your income. That's less than 1%.
5. Tell a friend.
And finally, here is an awesome article by Bono about the MDG's. Because honestly, who doesn't love Bono?? http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/opinion/19bono.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
"We will with God's help"