Have you heard about the Micah Challenge? It’s a great initiative calling for churches from across the country to pledge their support to helping government reach the Millennium Development Goals set to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health by 2015.
For those of us who need a little recap, the Millenium Development Goals were established in, you guessed it, 2000. Leaders from 189 nations signed to a set of eight poverty-combatting goals, called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals were designed to significantly reduce global poverty and disease by 2015. Success has been made over the last 12 years but with 2015 just around the corner we still have a long way to go.
And sadly, South Africa’s report card for two of the goals in particular, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, is currently looking less than impressive. If our government is to meet these two very important MDGs some drastic measures are going to need to take place and soon.
That’s where Micah Challenge South Africa steps in! Micah Challenge SA is a movement of Christians who are standing together to hold the world’s leaders accountable to these promises, and to pledge support in helping them achieve these goals.
So here’s how you can add your voice to this great campaign:
1. Watch the Micah Challenge video here:
2. Download your Micah Challenge action guide here