March with the Bishops at Lambeth

July 16, 2008

By now you may have heard that on Thursday, July 24, as part of the Lambeth Conference more than 600 Anglican bishops, their spouses and other faith leaders from around the United Kingdom will march through central London on a Walk of Witness -- a symbolic moment of solidarity and coming together for the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals to reflect to the world God's desire for justice and concern for the poor.

Now, you can "march" with the Bishops -- online and in your congregation.

The Episcopal Public Policy Network and Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation are sponsoring a "Virtual March for the MDGs" to coincide with the Lambeth Conference walk. The aim is the same. Only instead of walking through the streets of London, we'll be sending emails into Congressional inboxes in Washington, D.C. asking our leaders to share our commitment to the MDGs and making poverty history.

Register here for the Virtual March! Then, on July 24th you'll get an email with a link to click and take an MDG-related advocacy action (the precise action will be decided in the coming weeks. It will be chosen based on the status of various pieces of anti-poverty legislation before Congress). The whole process will take no more than 3 minutes each time.

Want to know what you can do in your congregation? Use these resources on Sunday, July 27 to be part of The "March of Prayer" -- The Rt. Rev. Jeffery Rowthorn (EGR board chaplain) has written special Prayers of the People that can be inserted in full or part into your Sunday Eucharist either or both Sundays to stand in solidarity with the Lambeth Conference's commitment to the MDGs and ending extreme poverty. These, as well as bulletin inserts tailored to the scripture for each Sunday are available at .

Don't let what happens at Lambeth stay at Lambeth -- sign up for the Virtual March for the MDGs today!

Want to know more about what is going on at Lambeth? Check out full coverage from Episcopal News Service here.