Saturday, 19 September 2015

Faith Leaders urge PM to 'Leave no-one behind!'

Yesterday, Steve and I joined other Christian, Islamic and Jewish leaders on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, to urge the Prime Minister to back the new Sustainable Development Goals, and keep his promise to ‘leave no-one behind’.
We want to ensure that the UK plays its part in tackling global poverty and inequality, and protecting the environment. We are asking David Cameron to use his power at home and internationally to ensure that these new Goals change millions of lives for the better.

Next week (25-27 September), David Cameron will meet with 130 Heads of State in New York, at the UN General Assembly, to approve the new Global Goals. These will replace the existing Millennium Development Goals in January 2016.
For more information on the Goals, see

A short 2 minute film focused on the SDGs, went live yesterday

The event at St Paul’s was organised by Christian Aid. With Steve and me in the photo are Dr Husna Ahmad, CEO of Global One, Remona Aly, media consultant and former deputy editor of Emel magazine; Major Heather Poxon, Director of International Development, Salvation Army; Very Revd Michael Persson, Vice Chairman Lutheran Council of Churches and Rector of the Swedish Church in London; Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi to Masorti Judaism and Rabbi of New North London Synagogue; Margaret Morris, Congregational Federation Chair of Council; Francis Brienen, Deputy General Secretary, United Reform Church, and Canon Mark Oakle, Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral.

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