Bono and Jim Daly during the interview (photo used by permission from Focus on the Family).
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Listen to a snippet of Bono’s recent interview about the role of the faith community in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty with Focus On The Family’s Jim Daly. Bono did the interview to mark the tenth anniversary of PEPFAR, an American initiative that has helped save the lives of 5 million people with HIV in some of the poorest countries.
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About Faith at ONE
Strictly nonpartisan, ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than three million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. ONE’s three million members come from a diverse array of backgrounds and beliefs, but we all share a common goal and a driving force: the pursuit of justice.
This fight isn’t new to people of faith. We read about an obligation to help the poor and hungry in the Old and New Testaments, the Torah, the Koran and other religious texts. We pray for those whose children don’t have enough to eat, or the chance to go to school, for those without access to the most basic of medications. No child should have to suffer, and it is a moral outrage that millions of children die every year from diseases that could have been prevented or treated for pennies. People of faith know this; many travel all over the world, partnering with heroic doctors, nurses and teachers in poor countries, and helping where we can.
The good — and too often untold — news is that we ARE making progress in the fight against extreme poverty. Our efforts, in partnership with others around the world, are working.
Since 1990, the global extreme poverty rate has been cut in half. In just over 10 years nearly 9 million people suffering from HIV/AIDS have been given access to life-saving treatment. Malaria cases — which for too many children can mean death by mosquito bite — have been cut in half in 9 countries across Africa. And more than 51 million more children in Africa are going to school. Through it all, people of faith have been at the forefront, pursuing compassionate and innovative policies that are changing our world.
ONE is proud to work alongside incredible allies in the faith community – NGOs like World Vision, Catholic Relief Services, American Jewish World Service and Bread for the World; churches like Willow Creek, and leaders like Rick and Kay Warren and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. And of course, millions of religious and spiritual men and women from all walks of life all over the world who are devoted to ending poverty and injustice.
We’re inspired and guided by those on the frontlines, and we’re committed to doing everything we can do to save lives and increase opportunity for the poorest people on the planet. We encourage you to become a ONE member and use your voice to help put an end to extreme poverty.