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)