One Church. One Choice. One Chance.
On 1st January 2016 the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
a list of 17 goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect the planet, all by 2030.
Governments, aid agencies, charities, faith groups and broader society have begun to adopt this unique and potentially historic opportunity.
However, despite their importance to tackle some of the biggest social issues of our time, the SDGs seem to have slipped beneath the radar for many, with little public awareness or engagement within the Christian faith.
End Poverty 2030, an expression of the Micah Global Network, has subsequently been formed to engage, equip and empower the church to join this historic movement and help end extreme poverty by 2030.
We want to see a united movement with a new wave of energy form across denominations. Up to now, at least at a grass-roots level, we think such a response may have been lacking. But we remain convinced that the SDGs represent a key aspect of Christian discipleship that ought to be a part of every 21st century Christian’s journey. We also believe that Christian churches across the globe are uniquely placed to help deliver these goals.
As a first stepping stone on this journey, EP2030 has gathered over 20 Christian agencies from across the denominations, to contribute to: 'God’s Global Goals?’, an introduction to the SDGs, asking what part our faith should play in this journey. We live in an exciting, historic season, with the possibility to be the first generation to end extreme poverty. We’d love you to join with us in this exciting movement. Please contact us today to find out more!
If you’d like a brief overview to the Global Goals, take a look at these brief reflections: