Saturday, October 01, 2005

The ONE Campaign

The ONE Campaign:
“WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty. WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs – education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans – would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget. WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all.”

The ONE Campaign is a coalition of mainly religious groups who are joining forces to deal not only with the symptoms of poverty, disease, and injustice, but in a more comprehensive way with addressing the causes of these problems.

Bread for the World, Care USA, Save the Children, World Vision, Heifer International, and many denominations are partners in this coalition. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has recently joined this partnership.

Mic 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God

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