MORE INFORMATION: Additional Resources on the MDGs

September 22, 2010


The Episcopal Church has committed to the Millennium Development Goals at three consecutive General Conventions (2003-Resolution D006, 2006-Resolution D022, 2009-Resolution D019) and has declared the Goals to be a mission priority of the church during the past six years.   The Goals have also been endorsed by all four instruments of unity of the Anglican Communion: the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates’ Meeting, and the Lambeth Conference.    Moreover, earlier this week, the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops, meeting in Phoenix, pledged to “recommit ourselves to the Millennium Development Goals as a response to God’s mission of restoration and reconciliation, and pledge to reengage our dioceses in helping to achieve the goals of the MDGs.”

Background Information, Advocacy, and Action Toward the Goals

End Poverty 2015: The UN Millennium Campaign

ONE, a grassroots and advocacy campaign backed by more than two million Americans

ONE Episcopalian: A partnership between the Episcopal Church and ONE

Episcopal Relief and Development’s MDG web page

Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation: A grassroots movement within the Episcopal Church to alleviate extreme global poverty by working through the MDGs 

Micah Challenge USA: A movement of Christians into greater political and practical involvement with issues related to poverty

Progress and Strategy Reports

Millennium Development Goals Report 2010, the UN’s annual report toward progress on the MDGs

UN MDG Indicators website: Master resource tracking progress toward the Goals

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: A report from our friends at InterAction outlining the Obama Administration’s new national strategy for meeting the MDGs

White House Fact Sheet on Global Development Policy and the President’s New Strategy Directive

Recent Op-Eds and Statements

President Jimmy Carter’s remarks to Christians in a recent broadcast of the Day1 radio program

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s July op-ed in the New York Times on the Obama Administration and HIV/AIDS

Global AIDS Alliance Executive Director Paul Zeitz September op-ed in The Hill newspaper on the Obama Administration and HIV/AIDS

ONE UK Executive Director Jamie Drummond and Paul Collier, Director of Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies, Op-ed in the Guardian this week on the role of transparency in meeting the MDGs

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’ recent video message on the MDGs

The Episcopal Church House of Bishops statement this week on the MDGs