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Caritas launches campaign in support of UN’s Millennium Development Goals

September 01, 2010

Caritas Internationalis, the international consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, has launched “Caritas Voices Against Poverty,” a campaign urging the governments of wealthier nations to increase anti-poverty funding to meet the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals.

In 2001, UN member nations adopted eight goals and pledged to meet 21 targets, most of them by 2015. Among the targets was a pledge to reduce in half the number of children who suffer from hunger.

“Right now over one billion people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition because they are so poor. Our promises to lift them out of poverty will fall short on current projections.

“Caritas believes the Millennium Development Goals must be met,” said Lesley-Anne Knight, the group’s secretary general. “We made a promise and a deep moral commitment. We cannot turn our backs on the poor and vulnerable because it’s inconvenient or hard. Nothing less than our collective human security and the future of our planet is at stake.”


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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Sep. 01, 2010 5:12 PM ET USA

    While relief for the poor is a noble and Catholic goal I wonder why any Catholic agency would want anything to do with an organization so anti God and anti life as the UN, an organization that spreads abortion and contraception aroudd on a global scale in the name of "human rights."