Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Way of the Cross and the Millenium Development Goals

The Center for Action and Contemplation's 2006 Way of the Cross procession placed a special emphasis on The ONE Campaign and the Millenium Development Goals.

"We are called this Good Friday to journey with Jesus to the cross and beyond. The "beyond" is the walking the walk and talking the talk--where we live out his teachings day by day," said the program that was handed out to participants in the 18th annual procession. "Each action will prayerfully focus on one of the Millenium Development Goals, calling us as a part of the global community to work towards eradicating poverty, illiteracy, the disenfranchisement of women and children, and AIDS, while increasing sustainability and fair trade in our lifetime. We are called to remember. We are called to participate. How will we respond?"

Top photo: Women Can International lifted up the need to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. Participating in this station are Ann Githinji, Chao Sio, Giovanna Brennan, Agnes Paijebo, Philomena Paijebo, Mary Tieh, Babylove Tieh

1. Ella Wood and Kyra Ellis-Moore spoke about universal primary education. Their reflection included a poem and dance 2. Debby Guardino came down from Virginia to help with the walk. She proudly wore her ONE Campaign t-shirt. Here she poses with Carlos Navarro of Bread for the World, who gave the opening introduction. 3. Sister Marlene Perrotte, RSM, led a station on environmental sustainability. 4. Louisa Streng, a RESULTS partner from Albuquerque, spoke about Developing a Global Partnership for Development. She highlighted the life of Muhammad Yanus and his efforts to create an effective system of microcredit through the Grameen Bank.

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