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By Katherine Marshall

ISBN-10: 0821371738

ISBN-13: 9780821371732

ISBN-10: 0821371746

ISBN-13: 9780821371749

The religion and improvement nexus is either a promising new concentration for secular improvement corporations and a historical fact: for hundreds of years, global faiths and contributors encouraged through their religion have performed many jobs in social switch and social welfare. Secular improvement companies have principally operated in parallel to the realm of faith-motivated improvement. the area financial institution begun within the overdue Nineteen Nineties to discover ways that religion and improvement are attached. the problem was once no longer and isn't approximately faith, yet concerning the attractiveness that the superior specialists on improvement are religion leaders residing and dealing in negative groups, the place robust ties and ethical authority provide them specified event and perception. the area Bank's objective is to behave as a catalyst and convenor, bringing jointly improvement practitioners to discover universal flooring, comprehend one another's efforts, and discover transformations.

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Indeed, many faith communities see caring for the sick as a profound mission not open to question. “The hospital is our cathedral,” commented one prominent This chapter draws on research and discussions by Katherine Marshall. Drafts benefited from thoughtful comments from Father Robert Vitello, Jacques Baudouy, William Lesher, Roger Sullivan, and Lincoln Chen. 33 34 • Part I: Partners on Millennium Challenges Catholic cardinal during a Rome discussion in August 2006 with the author. Leaders from many faiths refer with pride to the long-term, sustainable nature of their engagement, contending: “We are part of communities, not outsiders, not parachuting in; we are not fly-by-night briefcase NGOs; we were here long before any other development partners were even born.

Peterson, National Cathedral, Washington, DC, February 18, 2007. CHAPTER 2 Faith Communities Engage the Millennium Development Goals T he Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were crafted through meetings involving both national leaders and staff from the headquarters and specialized agencies of the UN. The simplicity of the goals and targets belies the complex processes involved in agreeing on priorities, debating what should and should not appear, and setting quantitative targets that were sufficiently inspirational yet realistic enough to encourage practical action.

Yet since that meeting in 2000, faith groups have steadily intensified their engagement in the MDG framework, and religious actors are now poised to play even more significant roles. The major areas of engagement include national, regional, and global advocacy and mobilization around the MDGs; implementing specific programs to help fulfill them; and monitoring progress. This chapter highlights a few of the many faithdevelopment partnerships designed to achieve the MDGs. In their raw form, the goals are not always easy to convey, and indeed they were never intended to provide a comprehensive blueprint for action.

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