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The order of the exchange is significant. It means that until you see me I do not exist; when you do see me, you bring me into existence.
The full flourishing of our world and the human family requires our urgent attention to extreme poverty and the building of a peaceful, secure world for all God's people and creation. The Millennium Development Goals provide the Church and the world with a clear path towards these ends.
The goals are a set of eight targets for eradicating extreme global poverty adopted by the 191 member states of the United Nations, including
We have been encouraged by the Anglican Consultative Council and by Anglican family around the Communion to educate ourselves about poverty and social development, locally and globally, and to become active advocates in seeking full implementation.
Adopting the Millennium Development Goals motion at Diocesan Synod was a first step on this path. Speaking directly to elected officials and leaders about their promises to reduce and eradicate poverty is critical. Other actions are important, too, including making our own parishes and neighbourhoods reflective of God's justness and mercy, drawing friends into our churches' witness, and-particularly-praying that God's reign may be made ever more manifest in the world.