Thursday, September 25, 2008

Learn more about what you can do...

Learn more about what you can do...

Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR) is an Episcopal grassroots movement of connection and collaboration to seek and serve Christ in the extreme poor around the world.

What is EGR's mission?

Direct the Church's attention globally - Using the Millennium Development Goals as a structure for living out Christ’s call to seek and serve him in “the least of these” (Matthew 25)

Make explicit the Christ center of the MDG movement in the Church - Draw people to this mission not as a secular agenda but as a way to fulfill Jesus’ words “that all might have life and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10)

Herald a call to conversion at every level of our common life - Lift up the opportunity and need for confession, repentance and amendment of life. Let Christ change us so we can be part of God’s mission of global reconciliation – individually and corporately.

ONE Episcopalian™ is a grassroots partnership between The Episcopal Church and the ONE Campaign to rally Episcopalians – ONE by ONE – to the cause of ending extreme poverty in our world and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The ONE Campaign is a movement of American of all beliefs and every walk of life, united as ONE to help make poverty history. Join this historic campaign, as ONE by ONE we change the world.

Out on the front lines...

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States, guided by the Episcopal Church’s principles of compassion, dignity and generosity as we work to heal a hurting world. We take our mandate from the words of Jesus, found in Matthew 25: 37-40, that call us to feed the hungry, care for the sick and welcome the stranger.

The MDG Inspiration Fund
was launched in 2007 by Episcopal Relief & Development, Jubilee Ministries and the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church. Focusing specifically on achieving MDGs 4, 5 and 6, the Fund implements programs to fight malaria and other preventable diseases in Africa and Asia, and provides basic health care, health education, and sanitation systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.

With just a few simple interventions, we help to save millions of lives:
  • Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets provide protection from malaria — a preventable illness that kills 1 million people every year.
  • Basic sanitation systems and wells eliminate water-borne diseases that claim the lives of 4,000 children every day.
  • Smokeless stoves reduce acute respiratory infections and chronic respiratory disease — the leading cause of death in children under 5 in Latin America.
  • Knowledge about HIV/AIDS prevents the spread of the disease, which has now killed 25 million people and left 15 million orphans.

The Karen Emergency Relief Fund Inc. exists for the sole purpose of helping a group of people in need -- the Karen people of Burma. In 1999 and 2006 the United Nations mounted great efforts to stop the killing in Kosovo and East Timor (newly named as Timor-Leste). But nothing was done to end the killing, robbing and raping of the Karen people of Burma -- or to stop the oppression conducted by the illegal military dictatorship of that country.

The Karen Emergency Relief Fund, Inc. works to ease the sorrow and pain of the Karen people – especially women and children – who are suffering the horrors of ethnic cleansing.

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