10 setembro 2009

the micah challenge


the micah call
This is a moment in history of unique potential,when the stated intentions of world leadersecho something of the mind of the Biblical prophetsand the teachings of Jesus concerning the poor, and when we have the means to dramatically reduce poverty.We commit ourselves, as followers of Jesus,to work together for the holistic transformation of our communities,to pursue justice, be passionate about kindness and to walk humbly with God. We call on international and national decision-makersof both rich and poor nations, to fulfil their public promiseto achieve the Millennium Development Goalsand so halve absolute global poverty by 2015.We call on Christians everywhere to be agents of hopefor and with the poor, and to work with others to hold our national and global leaders accountablein securing a more just and merciful world.

micah 6.8
"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."