Resolved, that the 132nd Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio affirms the resolution of the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church to make the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the priority of every individual and congregation in this diocese; and be it further
Resolved, that each congregation in this diocese commit to regular prayer to the achieving of the MDGs, which are to: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; develop a global partnership for development; and be it further
Resolved, that in support of these goals, each congregation access available materials from Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation and commit to educate all ages on the priorities of the MDGs, and provide annual giving opportunities in support of these goals; and be it further
Resolved that individuals and congregations increase their giving by at least an additional 0.7% in support of the MDGs; and be it further
Resolved that the Diocese of Southern Ohio support the MDGs at a minimum of an additional 0.7% of the diocesan budget.