Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
Last week, I hosted a workshop at the Compassion, Peace and Justice Training Day in Washington, DC. The workshop focused on global discipleship and food and hunger advocacy within the international community.
Participants looked at three critical global issues around food and hunger policy: soil, water and land grabbing.
Participants talked about ways in which their congregation could change US based policy and have an influence on global policy. The theme of acting locally while thinking globally recurred in small groups.
Small groups talked about what is happening in their communities and how others can get involved. Supporting local produce ...
A one-day social media action for
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
#EndPoverty – 17 October, 2012
At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves - at the highest political level - to a set of eight time-bound targets to help fight extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. These targets came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.
Over the last decade, millions have overcome extreme poverty and attained better access to health care and education. Despite the significant progress, challenges remain. With just 3 years left till the MDG deadline, we have ...
The United Nations Country Team in the occupied Palestinian territory has issued a study that considers what it might look like to live in the Gaza Strip in 2020. The resulting document provides an overview of current challenges and trends in Gaza as well as an extrapolation eight years forward. The study concludes:
In the absence of sustained and effective remedial action and an enabling political environment, the challenges which confront the people of Gaza now will only intensify over the coming years to 2020, a period in which another half a million people will be added to the present ...
Below is a press release from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations on the new U.S. strategy towards sub-Saharan Africa. The release links to the new policy.
USUN PRESS RELEASE #146 June 15, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the New U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, June 15, 2012
The United States and Africa face enormous opportunities and challenges in the 21st century—and thanks to President Obama’s U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, we are in a stronger position to meet ...