JDC Joins World Bank’s Faith2EndPoverty Initiative

JDC joins the World Bank and the faith community to end poverty by 2030.

April 8, 2015

JDC joins the World Bank and the faith community to end poverty by 2030.

The pledge, Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative, is the result of a process led by the World Bank and announced at its spring meetings in April 2015. It outlines a common understanding that all faith leaders can agree to, and specifically recognises the role and responsibility of faith communities in ending poverty. More than 30 organizations have signed on.

‘We have ample evidence from the World Bank Group and others showing that we can now end extreme poverty within fifteen years,’ the Moral Imperative statement notes. ‘In 2015, our governments will be deciding upon a new global sustainable development agenda that has the potential to build on our shared values to finish the urgent task of ending extreme poverty.’

‘We in the faith community embrace this moral imperative because we share the belief that the moral test of our society is how the weakest and most vulnerable are faring,’ it continues. ‘Our sacred texts also call us to combat injustice and uplift the poorest in our midst.’

We at JDC are honored to answer the call and join this incredible collection of faith leaders. Together, we can end extreme poverty.

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