Time and time again, it’s been people of faith who have stepped into the breach when the need of the world was greatest. Debt relief and HIV/AIDS are among two of dozens of issues where congregations have made a real difference in the lives of those who face extreme poverty day-in and day-out.
Today, we need that same game-changing perspective in the fight against extreme poverty. Alongside effective relief, development, and missions, getting your congregation involved in advocacy through ONE can help change what’s possible for those living in extreme poverty.
And it’s critical that we change what’s possible, especially for girls. When it comes to education for girls and women, we need to upend the consensus. It’s not acceptable that 130 million girls aren’t in school today.
Faith communities have a strong history of providing education at so many different levels because they understand how important it is to unlocking human potential. Whether it’s practicing your faith or starting a small business, girls deserve access to education because it provides the tools we all need to contribute to the world. What’s more, it’s a smart investment: When girls are educated, entire communities prosper and the world is safer.
At ONE, we are proud of the history and integrity of our work with so many different communities of faith over the past decade. That’s why we’re launching a new toolkit and volunteer leadership program to support congregation leaders who want to get involved. If you’re one of those people, let us know by filling out this application and we’ll be in touch. We’d be honored to partner with you.
The world has made some amazing differences when it comes to fighting extreme poverty. That progress should give us hope, and it ought to equip us for the work ahead. Educating girls and women around the world is the next step on that path.
Thanks for joining us in that journey.