Things you can do today on the MDGs
The goals of reducing poverty or moving toward sustainable communities are critical ones, but the achievement of the MDGs demands much more.
We feel they are feasible and a good starting point towards the eradication of dehumanising poverty.
However, the success of the MDGs requires a paradigm shift of the human community to the values of service and compassion.
Without these values, history shows us that we cannot solve problems of poverty, water, sanitation, peace, violence, inequality, and development.
Let us mobilize our financial resources, our political policies, our technologies, our faith, our compassion, our service, and our courage to hold ourselves, our governments, and our institutions accountable to fulfilling the promises of the Millennium Development Goals.
Make a commitment either personally, in your family or your local community that supports the MDGs such as low energy consumption, recycling, care of natural resources, cutting down on consumerism, buying fait trade products.
Take part in local or international campaigns aimed at achieving the eradication of poverty.
Organise meetings of human rights groups, social forums, solidarity committees, awareness raising campaigns, and demonstrations against poverty.
Organise an ecumenical or interfaith celebration in solidarity with the most marginalised. Connect with other groups to create solidarity networks that will collaborate for a common cause.
Support the voluntary services and development projects of NGOs by offering your time, skills and/or money.
RESOURCESAnnual Report 2010Strategic framework 2011-2015How Caritas works: Economic JusticeCSO development effectivenessEconomic justice on Caritas Blog