Thursday, February 07, 2008

Offering of Letters Workshop in Albuquerque on March 8

We have finally set a date for our Albuquerque Offering of Letters workshop
Saturday, March 8, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE (near Comanche and San Mateo), from 9:30 A.M. until noon.

We will show the Offering of Letters DVD, talk about strategies for writing letters and discuss ways in which churches, congregations and groups can promote the Millennium Development Goals in addition to writing letters. Those options include media work and involvement in The ONE Campaign.

If you want to watch the video on-line, click this link. You have the option of watching either in Windows Media Player or RealPlayer (scroll down when you open the page)

  • UNM Law School Prof. Jennifer Moore, who will give us an update on the Millennium Development Goals. Jennifer, who has been involved with Bread for the World for many years and is a member of St. Andrew, at one time served with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Guinea.
  • UNM Medical School Prof. Emeritus Dr. Darwin Palmer, who will give us an update on the global AIDS picture. Dr. Palmer has been studying the AIDS/HIV situation for many years, including a two-year project in Zimbabwe.
We hope to invite a one or two more speakers to tell us about issues related to The ONE Campaign.

Our message to Congress with this year's Offering of Letters is very simple:
-Approve an additional $5 billion in poverty-focused development assistance for 2009
-Ask our Senators to cosponsor the Global Poverty Act, S2433
Read more background on what we hope to achieve with the 2008 campaign.
Please RSVP using this link (It is not essential, but it would help us get a better idea of how many people are coming)

(Above photo borrowed from Bread for the World website)

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