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Christians mark Micah Sunday


Thousands of Christians from over 20 countries celebrated Micah Sunday, October 15, participating in festivals, prayer services and exhibitions all aimed at raising awareness of the UN Millennium Development Goals and poverty.

Micah Sunday is an annual effort by Micah Challenge, a global campaign of the World Evangelical Alliance and the Micah Network, to mobilize churches and Christians against poverty through unified gestures.{{more}}

This year Micah Sunday overlaped with “Stand Up” which is THE international anti-poverty event of 2006 where millions around the world attempted to break a world record on the number of people standing up against poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals.

“Christ taught us that finding justice takes passion and persistence,” said Michael Smitheram, the International Director for Micah Challenge.

“Each year Micah Sunday shows political leaders that Christians are passionate and persistent about achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

“This year we’re sending that message and we’re preparing churches to campaign for the MDGs at ‘half-time’ in 2007,” he added in reference to the midpoint between the year 2000 when the MDG commitment began and the 2015 goal.