Commission on Global Reconciliation
Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals agreed to in 2000 by 189 heads of state and government ― including the United States ― from around the world that address the deepest material brokenness in the world today. The MDGs were endorsed by the 2003 General Convention and have provided structure and focus for the mission of many dioceses, congregations
Since 2006 our diocese has allocated 0.7% of the diocesan budget to support work done to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
In 2016 the MDGs were replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which extend and build on the achievements of the MDGs.
Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015–2030
- End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- End hunger, achieve food security and improved
nutrition,and promote sustainable agriculture
- Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
- Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
- Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
resilientinfrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (in line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)
- Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
- Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
- Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Commission on Global Reconciliation
The Commission on Global Reconciliation is a commission appointed by the Bishop. Its responsibilities include:
- Making informed recommendations to the Bishop and Commission on Finance and Administration about the disbursement of the 0.7% funds that our Diocese has pledged toward projects that will further the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals.
- Building an accessible database of and facilitating connections among all ministries in the diocese engaged in world mission and international development.
- Providing opportunities for education about and engagement with works of global reconciliation―including using our connection in the Anglican Communion to build relationships with people and communities in the developing world.
Commission on Global Reconciliation Prayer
Grant us Lord God, a vision of your world as your love would have it:
A world where the weak are
A world where the riches of creation are
A world where different races and cultures live in harmony with mutual respect.
A world where peace is built with
Give us the inspiration and courage to build it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.