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Overview Confronts a poverty-stricken world and offers practical steps to create lasting change. Global poverty can be reduced through a series of achievable objectives: the eight Millennium Development Goals agreed to by the international community at the Millennium Summit in 2000 and adopted by world leaders and faith communities around the world. As shared vision grows and these goals are accomplished, human communities will indeed flourish.
Publishers Description Addresses the challenge of living in a world broken by intractable issues of poverty and injustice, and offers meditations followed by practical suggestions on how churches and individuals can actually make a difference. "What Can One Person Do?" confronts a poverty-stricken world, and with clarity of purpose offers practical steps to create lasting change. Global poverty can be reduced through a series of achievable objectives: the eight Millennium Development goals agreed to by the international community at the Millennium Summit in 2000. World leaders and faith communities have adopted the MDGs, as well as the ideas found within this book--for the authors demonstrate that as shared vision grows and as these goals are accomplished, human communities shall indeed flourish.
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Studio: Church Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Church Publishing
ISBN 0898694981 ISBN13 9780898694987
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More About Sabina Alkire & Edmund Newell
Sabina Alkire coordinates a research and learning programme on Culture and Poverty in the Poverty Group at the World Bank. She is also a deacon in the Anglican Church.
Sabina Alkire currently resides in Boston. Sabina Alkire has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford Harvard University University of Oxford Universit.
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What One Person can do Mar 24, 2008
I brought this book for possible use by our church book group. This book is a reprint of a book written 20 to 25 years ago. It was supposedly updated. I noticed few up dates. This was to be a book that could aid Christians in helping deal with many of the planets woes. It is too dated to be of much use. In my opinion it was not really revised. There was a rush to republish.
Helpful and Unique Mar 21, 2007
I really enjoyed this book because it gives a very unique perspective of the Millenium Development Goals from the faith perspective. It also gives hands on and realistic steps that we can take to move even closer to each MDG. My only complaint with this book is that it is at times elitist in that it assumes that its audience is middle and upper-middle class Christians. Though this gives the book a clear audience, it excludes many people from its point of view.