I don’t write or talk a lot about my religious beliefs. Religion and spirituality are topics that are very personal to me. There are only so many people in this world that I will sit down with and have a deep conversation about religion.
I will share that I do pray. I pray a lot, actually, and though my method may not be the same as others, I have found much comfort in my prayers.
Today, world leaders are committing to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development during the 70th annual session of the United Nations general assembly in New York City. It’s a pretty big deal.
What are the global goals, you ask? Here they are:
The aim of these goals is to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. It may sound lofty, but a commitment to these goals will bring much change to the world in our lifetime.
The thing is that people need to know about them. And we need to talk about them and show our world leaders that we want to see a commitment to achieving these goals.
From September 24 to October 1, everyone from every faith, every walk of life, everywhere, can take part in Prayer for Everyone, an initiative from the ONE Campaign, by sharing the goals with their faith community and their friends.
You don’t have to be religious to appreciate these prayers. If any of them speak to you, I hope you will share them with your friends and family so that we can help spread the word about the global goals for sustainable development.
I leave you with a couple of great articles I recently read on the goals and this historic general assembly:
4 Reasons Why You Need to Celebrate Our New Global Goals by Lisa Schechtman, WaterAid America
Solar Fields, Sexist Poverty and a Modern Marshall Plan by Bono, Lead singer of U2 and co-founder of ONE and (RED)
What global goal is most important to you?
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