The Prophet Micah reminds us we are to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God.
On 20-22 September, New York will host 190 international leaders during the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) (http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/). These leaders will make decisions on global poverty which will affect a billion people. The 8 MDGs, agreed by Member States of the United Nations, (http://micahchallenge.us/about/millennium-goals.html) concern hunger, education, gender equity, child health, maternal health, diseases, environmental sustainability and global partnerships and aim to halve world poverty by 2015.
To pray for decisions that reflect God’s values, Micah Challenge is organizing a prayer service on 20 September, which will proclaim God’s priorities of mercy and justice in our needy world. Please join us at the service to add your voice to end poverty, with others, as we live the Micah challenge.
The service on 20 September is one of several opportunities to lift up your voice with the poor. Micah Challenge (www.micahchallenge.us) has proclaimed 10.10.10 as a day of prayer and reflection, which, it is hoped, will be followed by 100 million people in 40 countries. It is also a day of action to send your handprint to elected officials to seal your promise to reduce poverty. Work with your church to register for 10.10.10 on the Micah Challenge website and download the toolkit.
Event: Service of Worship, Prayer and Action
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Salvation Army,
221 East 52nd Street, NY,
NY 10022, USA
Organized by: Micah Challenge, supported by Metro Hope Church, Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission, NY Faith & Justice, Sojourners, Micah Institute, NYC churches.