End Poverty 2030 is an idea that has been conceived by a small group in the development sector, passionate about engaging, equipping and empowering the church to join in this historic movement to help end extreme poverty by 2030. We don’t want to do this alone, and are looking for partners to help develop this movement with us, from its current position.
Before launching publicly, or taking this idea any further, we are currently holding a series of consultations and round table discussions with various representatives from across the Christian faith. This includes individuals from Christian NGOs, various denominations, Christian media outlets, politicians and other public figures etc.
The purpose of these meetings is to get an understanding within the Christian faith of people’s views towards the SDG’s (for instance, does the Christian community feel the targets are realistic? Do people feel the church has a role to play in ending extreme poverty?). We also hope these consultations will make us aware of any existing plans to support the SDGs (so we’re not re-creating the wheel), and give us a sense as to how we can proceed and what level of engagement people may or may not be interested in having.
Following these consultations, we will have a clear sense as to the next steps of End Poverty 2030, including a potential launch date. Please pop back in the coming months to find out more.