Friday, 25 July 2008


The Prime Minister has backed a march by over 600 Anglican bishops which urged world leaders to meet their pledges to halve global poverty by 2015. Hundreds of other faith leaders, parliamentarians and charity workers joined the demonstration calling the international community to honour the millennium development goals. The Archbishop of Canterbury handed Gordon Brown a letter which said that a timetable for achieving the poverty reduction target set in 2000 needed to be agreed by leaders meeting in September or the goals would not be met. Addressing the demonstration, Mr Brown said the march was one of Britain's ‘greatest public demonstrations of faith'.

Sources: The Guardian (24/7); The Times (24/7)


seethroughfaith said...

is he marching too ?

Olive Morgan said...

Gordon Brown didn't march with them. He only received them when they reached Downing Street and then gave his backing to their plea. I only hope he pulls out all the stops to do what he can to get the governments to keep their promises for 2012. Many other people did join the Bishops on the march though.