• Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development

Monday, June 30, 2008

Why a blog?

For sixteen years I served as an Episcopal priest in parish ministry. This gave me a voice for the things about which I care the most. Now, I am searching for a new way to proclaim the values and passions that inform my life. I don't have a pulpit any more, so perhaps this medium can serve, for now, as a sort of electronic pulpit. I am not interested in preaching to, but in sharing with, those who care about the world in which we live.

In particular, I am interested in issues of extreme global poverty. For a number of years now, I have been captivated by the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). I believe that the goal of eradicating global poverty and the other seven goals form a moral imperative that we cannot ignore. We have the resources and technology to do great things for humankind. The question is, "Do we have the will?" (I believe that Jeffrey Sachs first asked this question.)