Millennium Development Goal #1

Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger — According to the World Health Organization, 1.2 billion people live on less than one dollar a day, 800 million of our neighbors across the globe go to bed hungry every day, and more than 6 million children under five die each year from malnutrition. The goal for MDG #1 is to cut in half the proportion of people whose income is less than a dollar a day and who suffer from hunger. Consider, as part of your Lenten discipline, giving up a soda, a restaurant meal, coffee drink or other daily expense, and setting aside the money for St. John’s outreach efforts or another organization that is working toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

VIDEO – Learn more about the Millennium Village Project in Rwanda from Reynolds Whalen, who grew up at St. John’s 


Episcopal Relief and Development

Episcopal Relief and Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States, guided by the Church’s principles of compassion, dignity and generosity working to heal a hurting world.  Episcopal Relief & Development reached more than 2 million people in over 40 countries last year. ERD supports local, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response where the need is greatest.

Find prayers, scriptural references and a Rule of Life using Millennium Development Goals at Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation.