Members and friends of the Episcopal Church marched in a "walk of prayerful witness" on September 25 in New York to UN headquarters in support of the Millennium Development Goals. From left, Debi Frock of the Diocese of Maryland, Bishop Nelson Onono-Onweng of the Diocese of Northern Uganda, Bishop Nedi Rivera of the Diocese of Olympia, Alex Baumgarten of the Episcopal Church's Office of Goverment Relations.
The Ven. Michael Kendall
The Ven. Michael Kendall marched on September 25 in the Episcopal Church's "walk of prayerful witness" in support of the UN's Millennium Development Goals.
Signs naming the eight Millennium Development Goals
Signs naming the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are raised at a worship service at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa September 25 before Anglicans and Lutherans held a "Walk of Witness" in the national capital in support of the MDGs. Holding the signs, from left: Bishop Susan Johnson, national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; Bishop John Chapman of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa; Suffragan Bishop Philip Poole of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto; Bishop George Bruce of the Anglican Diocese of Ontario; the Rev. Annette Smith, dean of the Lutheran Ottawa-St. Lawrence Conference; Deacon Maylanne Maybee, ecojustice coordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada; Debra Fieguth, Anglican Diocese of Ontario; Dean Shane Parker of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral.
On the steps of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Participants of the rally and "teach-in" on the steps of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine hold banners supporting the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals.
Mosquito-repellent bed net
Constance Njovu, left, development officer in the Diocese of Lusaka, watches as a resident of Ngwenya Compound outside Livingstone, Zambia hangs up a mosquito-repellent bed net.
Bill Gates & Bob Geldof
Bill Gates (right), co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, chats Sept. 22 with musician and activist Bob Geldof at the opening session of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Advocacy Group meeting. Gates' foundation is one of the contributors to the new Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health announced on Sept. 22.
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The Three Legged Stool of the MDGs panel discussion. From left, the Rev. Mike Kinman (Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation), the Rev. Lynn Sanders (Episcopal Relief and Development), Alexander Baumgarten (Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations), Bonnie Anderson (president of the House of Deputies).
Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane, demonstrates Micah Challenge’s commitment to cutting poverty by half, with (from left) Bishop Paul Mususu, (Executive Director of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia); Godfrey Yogarajah, (General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Asia); Fidelis Wainaina, (Director of Maseno InterChristian Child Self Help Group Kenya); Doug Balfour (General Director of Tearfund, UK).
Millennium Development Goals Summit
United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (on screens) delivers remarks Sept. 20 to the opening session of the UN General Assembly's three-day Millennium Development Goals Summit.
A young Sudanese girl
A young Sudanese girl holds a plastic bottle to her mouth, as she, and other youth scavenge for food and clothing in a municipal garbage dump.