In the harvest season we are always delighted to join together to celebrate God's creation and abundant provision. But it is also a time to be reminded of our responsibilities towards those less fortunate than ourselves - to feed and clothe the poor and to show love to those in need (Matthew 25).
The report for the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, agreed by the United Nations earlier in September, provides a timely challenge:
“We can be the first generation to succeed in ending poverty, just as we may be the last to have a chance of saving the planet.”
The report outlines 17 goals and 169 targets for countries across the world tackle sustainability issues including food and energy.
Speaking of the goals outlined by the UN, Bishop Steven Croft commented:
"There is a massive challenge ahead in bringing the new Global Goals to the attention of the whole world. I hope parishes and schools across the Diocese will play their part in that process."
You can read Bishop Steven's full blog on the The Global Goals for Sustainable Development here and visit sustainabledevelopment.un.org to find out more.