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[ENS] Millennium Development Goals endorsed in joint ecumenical statement

From "Matthew Davies" <>
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2006 16:58:22 -0400

Episcopal News Service Thursday, September 14, 2006

Millennium Development Goals endorsed in joint ecumenical statement

Lutheran, Episcopal presiding bishops call for end to global poverty

[ENS] Urging deeper ecumenical collaboration in the fight against deadly poverty and disease around the world, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) released a joint pastoral letter September 14, calling on members of both churches to "play a key role building [the] will and holding governments accountable" for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The pastoral letter, titled "That All May Be One," will be celebrated with a joint Holy Eucharist and renewal of Baptismal vows in the Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, September 15. Hanson will be the celebrant and Griswold the preacher at the service. All are invited to attend the service. The Episcopal Church Center is located at 815 Second Avenue, between 43rd and 44th Streets, in midtown Manhattan.

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