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Sources for Statistics

Hunger and Poverty

Brazilian quote from Voices of the Poor:

State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2006.

World Development Indicators 2006. The World Bank. March 2006.

Black, Robert, Morris, Saul, & Jennifer Bryce. "Where and Why Are 10 Million Children Dying Every Year?"
The Lancet 361:2226-2234. 2003.


U.N. Millennium Campaign,


State of World Population 2005, United Nations Population Fund,


State of the World’s Children 2007 – Women and Children: The Double Dividend of Gender Equality. UNICEF. December 2006.

U.N. Millennium Campaign,

Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2006, UNAIDS,

Environmental Sustainability/Water

U.N. Millennium Campaign,

Voices of Youth, UNICEF,

United Nations, Millennium Development Goals Report 2006,

United Nations Development Program, Human Development Report 2006 - Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty, and the Global Water Crisis,

Global Partnership

U.N. Millennium Campaign,

Voices of Youth, UNICEF,

For an overview on the progress to date on the Millennium Development Goals see Millennium Development Goals Report 2006, United Nations,

Sources for Prayers

“We dare to imagine…” Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), United Kingdom. Used with permission.

“Prayer at the Digging of a Well,” Book of Needs (Abridged), compiled and edited by a Monk of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, South Canaan, PA, 2002. Used with permission.

“Give us this day our daily bread…” World Day of Prayer Committee of Myanmar 1989, Lord, teach us to pray.
© 1989 World Day of Prayer International Committee.
“For those who are orphans,” © Xaverian Missionary Society, Wayne, NJ, USA. Both prayers taken from In God’s Hands: Common Prayer from the World, Edited by Hugh McCullum and Terry McArthur, World Council of Churches, Geneva, 2006. Used with permission.

“God of Life...” Christian Aid, United Kingdom. Used with permission.

Litany on MDG from Episcopal Office of Government Relations. Used with permission.

Making Poverty History written/edited by Tom Hampson/CWS.

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