Bishop Chris Jones moved, Bishop Peter Stuart seconded,
That this Synod:
gives thanks for the progress of the international community towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals that end in 2015;
supports a continuing global commitment to ending extreme poverty through the establishment of a new global development framework under the auspices of the United Nations;
encourages Dioceses and individual Anglicans to be generous in their support of international programs to reduce poverty;
calls upon the Australian Government over the next five years to realize a 0.7% commitment of Australia’s GDP to international development that reduces poverty; and
calls upon the Australia Government to ensure that significant foreign aid is directed to poverty alleviation.
2 July 2014