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Scottish Bishops to join Archbishop of Canterbury in putting foot down on poverty

The seven bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church will join an unprecedented walk of hundreds of Anglican bishops and other faith leaders through central London on Thursday 24 July, to demonstrate their commitment to help end extreme poverty across the globe.

The bishops will be joined by around 600 archbishops and bishops from across the worldwide Anglican Communion, and their spouses, in the high-profile call on global leaders to keep their promises to deliver the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The walk of solidarity through London – led by a banner calling on world leaders to ‘Keep the promise – Halve poverty by 2015’ – will conclude with a rally at Lambeth Palace, the London home and office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev Dr Idris Jones, will take part in the walk and says: “While it is important that churches and other faith communities continue to put pressure on those who have the power and resources to help end extreme poverty, we must acknowledge that the UK Government is the only one in Europe to have fulfilled its promise in tackling the issues raised by the MDGs.”

• Full story at the Scottish Episcopal Church.

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