Millennium Development Goals

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September 15, 2011

This month, as the U.S. Congress works tirelessly to address our nation's pressing financial issues and the United Nations convenes in New York, we recall that the world is now just four years from the completion-point of the Millennium Development Goals to meet the needs of the world's poorest...

July 29, 2011

One of the Anglican church's most committed activists in the fight to roll back malaria in Africa and other parts of the world has returned home to Mozambique after a tour of the United Kingdom, where he met with members and supporters of the London-based Mozambique Angola Association (MANNA...

July 28, 2011

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called for Anglicans to both donate to agencies attempting to help the victims of drought in the Horn of Africa and to "call upon their own governments to respond to the U.N. appeals -- to respond immediately and generously."

The United Nations...

July 28, 2011

As many as 12 million people in the Horn of Africa (Africa's northeast peninsula) are suffering severe malnutrition as a result of this summer's devastating drought and famine in the region. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called this the most severe humanitarian emergency in...

July 26, 2011

Malaria, HIV/AIDS and acute diarrhea continue to be among the main health challenges in Zambia, yet pneumonia is the second leading cause of mortality among children under five in the Central African country.

Episcopal Relief & Development -- in partnership with the Global Alliance...

June 14, 2011

Religious leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations are giving generally high marks to a United Nations AIDS meeting that set new targets to combat the continued spread of HIV/AIDS.

At the June 8-10 meeting at the U.N. in New York, marked by frequent references to the three...

April 6, 2011

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies, and Robert W. Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief & Development, issued a joint statement April 7 in advance of the fourth World Malaria Day, April 25, a day to commemorate global efforts to...

March 30, 2011

It took one Boy Scout and 46 mosquito nets. St. John's, Sealy (population 5,278), is the first congregation in the Diocese of Texas to meet the goal of one net per family in the Lenten initiative to fight malaria in 17 African nations. The diocese has more than 27,000 families.

Andrew...

February 16, 2011

The Episcopal Church is engaged in bricks-and-mortar ministries as well as social services such as community health and organizing, and its Executive Council heard Feb. 17 about progress on two such efforts that it has endorsed.

One was the project to rebuild the Episcopal Diocese of...

February 6, 2011

Inspired by economist and professor Jeffrey Sachs, two college juniors are working to entice fellow students to pledge $1 a week to support the United Nations Millennium Goals and specifically to help eradicate extreme poverty in Africa.

If their efforts succeed, they hope their Healthy...

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