The Task Force and its Work
In response to our promise to strive for justice and peace among all people, the Diocesan Global Goals Task Force is charged to create a Diocesan-wide movement to promote awareness of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to help congregations develop plans to assist in their achievement. The Sustainable Development Goals are a worldwide effort to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and combat climate change; the SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals. The Global Goals Task Force encourages congregations to develop international partnerships and supports such work through Diocesan Matching Grants.
The Global Goals are an agenda for justice. If you are passionate about international development and have a heart for the poor, please get involved. Global Goals Task Force members are available to serve as resources for developing your international partnership, fundraising plans, or educational programs. We have a deep bench of talented preachers who could serve as a guest preacher.
The Global Goals
17 Goals to Transform Our World
September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
The Global Goals are also referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals.
Within this page, click on any of the 17 Goals to get more details such as “Facts and Figures”, “Targets”, “Additional Links”, “Related News” and “Related Videos.”
Up-to-date information about the goals and their targets.
Introducing the Global Goals to Your Church, School, and Youth Group:
We recommend that you start with “The World’s Largest Lesson” – it is accessible, thought-provoking, and cool—and it grabs the attention of both youth and adults.
Here are some videos, all relatively brief, which tell the story of the Global Goals.
Overview Video: “The Future is Now” A film about sustainable development and the journey ahead. This film was shown at the opening of the High-level Thematic Debate on achieving the SDGs on 21 April 2016, directed by Natalia Vega Berry of Global Brain and edited by Steve Bell from Cutters. (4:18)
“The Sustainable Development Summit: Building the 2030 Agenda” In 2015, 193 United Nations member countries adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change. Now, at the dawn of 2016, we’re presented with an unprecedented opportunity to bring the world together to improve the lives of people everywhere through the 17 Global Goals to improve our world. (3:32)
“Mobilizing citizens of the world to achieve the 2030 Agenda” We have to remember that we are citizens of a country but also citizens of the world. […] What affects other people in the world also affects us,” said SDG Advocate and Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, during a discussion with Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA, which took place on the sidelines of the High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 21 April. (2:52)
“Home” – Directed by Mark Grimmer, 59 Productions and produced by Richard Curtis in association with Global Citizen. Home is a reminder that the space we inhabit extends beyond our house, neighborhood, country and even continent – and it’s up to us to take care of it. (2:30)
“The Story You Are Shaping” is the overarching piece in the UN short film series “The Story You are Shaping” produced by HUMAN, which premiered at the closing session of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015. (2:44)
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