Millennium Development Goals

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January 21, 2010

As Congress gets back into gear for the spring, we wanted to give you an update on some of the issues that we will be watching and that you can expect to see in future EPPN Alerts.

DOMESTIC POLICY

Federal Jobs Bill: The House of Representatives passed the Jobs for...

January 3, 2010

In his annual British Broadcasting Corp. New Years message, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams called on the world to realize that "risk and suffering are everybody's problem, the needs of our neighbors are the needs of the whole human family."

In his four-minute video message, shot...

September 23, 2009

The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA), the coordinating body of the Anglican Church in Africa, held a September 1-2 consultation in Nairobi, Kenya, that brought together former African heads of state, religious leaders and non-governmental organizations to discuss the effects of...

July 13, 2009

Climate change, global warming, economic and environmental justice, creation care, renewable energy and nuclear energy and weaponry are among the cadre of environment-related resolutions under consideration by General Convention.

The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations (OGR...

July 8, 2009

The 0.7 figure that has adorned Episcopal Church buttons and bumper stickers for the past three years would change to a single digit of 1 according to a resolution passed by the House of Bishops on July 9.

If also approved by the House of Deputies, Resolution D019 would allot 1 percent...

June 12, 2009

Too often we Christians working to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals neglect to name our motivation: Our faith in Jesus Christ and in God's saving work in the world, God's mission. We need to declare that it is because of our Christian faith that we care about the MDGs.

So...

May 21, 2009

Right now, EPPN members in Texas have an opportunity to make a key difference in the fight to lift women and girls out of poverty around the world. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), an Episcopalian, is considering reintroducing a bill she sponsored in the last Congress to give women and...

May 13, 2009

The board of directors of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR) on May 14 announced the Rev. Devon Anderson has been named executive director, replacing the Rev. Michael Kinman, as of May 15.

EGR is a grassroots organization that uses the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to...

May 12, 2009

What is foreign assistance and how does it work? Foreign assistance, also called foreign aid, is money provided by the United States to other countries for a variety of purposes, some strategic, some humanitarian. Fighting poverty and disease, and promoting economic development and growth, are...

April 24, 2009

One child dies of malaria every 30 seconds in sub-Saharan Africa and church leaders say this dire reality needs to be addressed immediately.

"The cost of preventing and treating malaria is only a fraction of what the disease costs us in terms of lost lives, lost income, lost productivity...

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