There are 1907 days till the year 2015, but whose counting?!
Well, the United Nations is. It has some pretty big promises to fulfill in relation to global poverty in the next five years. It aims to halve world poverty!
In 2000 world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration. It lays out 8 goals which as such are neither new nor unique but what sets them apart is the fact that the MDGs (Millennium Declaration Goals) are definite and set in a time-frame and measurable values to accomplish. The MDGs seek to reduce extreme poverty, hunger, inaccessibility to opportunities of education and health services and promote sustainable development by the year 2015.
Today the Micah Challenge are holding a 10-10-10 campaign (10th day of the 10th month 2010!). They are raising awareness that there is a lot of work to be done in the next five years to halve extreme poverty. They are asking Christians to pray today for the poor.
They want people to learn about the issues, find ways to reach out and help the poor, and to fight for justice. If you have a spare moment check it out.
A worthy cause indeed!
ps - if you are visiting for the first time, maybe check out some older posts too as they are a little less weighty!!