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With the eyes of the world on Brisbane ahead of this week’s G20 Summit, Micah Challenge has been seeking to make the most of the spotlight.
World leaders need to act decisively and swiftly to end the shocking levels of corruption in global and national economies, say NGOs.
NGOs are calling on government, financial institutions and church leaders to act decisively and quickly on corruption and the exclusion of the poor.
A Micah Challenge report being released this week backs international advocacy efforts to tackle corruption as a key tool to eradicate poverty.
From Carlisle to Penzance thousands of Christians in the UK joined an estimated 60 million people across the world to stand up for the poor on 10.10.10.
Micah Challenge UK is encouraging Christians in Britian to get on board with an anti-poverty action pledge, following the example of public figures.
Micah Challenge, a global coalition of Christians holding governments to account for their promise to halve extreme poverty by 2015, is gearing up for 10.10.10.
Churches throughout the country will take part in 'Micah Sunday' on 18 October, seeking to make a shared difference in the struggle against global poverty and to forge links between communities.
The Micah Challenge coalition in Australia has welcomed the government’s continued commitment to overseas development in the 2009-10 aid budget announced on 13 May, but says that there is a long way to go in securing justice for the poor.
Micah Sunday has prompted hundreds of churches in the UK and thousands of churches worldwide to send a clear message to global leaders: keep your promises to help the poor.