The Presiding Bishop's Sermon at the 175th Convention of the Diocese of Vermont (3 November 2007)
Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori's Sermon at St Paul's, Windsor (4 November 2007)
Additional media coverage:
Episcopal Bishop urges poverty effort, Daniel Barlow, The Rutland Herald, 3 November 2007 (The same article appeared in the Barre Montpelier Times-Argus.)
"Two thousand children across the world have died since I began speaking here today," Jefferts Schori said.Thanks to
The 53-year-old presiding bishop, the first woman elected by the Episcopal Church to that position, met with supporters and fans at the Ira Allen Chapel at the University of Vermont in Burlington and put the plight of the poor and hungry around the world front and center.
For nearly two hours, Jefferts Schori spoke of the need for both the United States and its community of churches to make a concerted effort to reduce poverty and hunger and boost educational and health efforts across the globe.
She urged members of the church to invest in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, a lofty measure adopted by nearly 200 nations that aims to reduce world poverty by half by 2015.
THE LEAD for the alert about the Herald story and for linking to BI's post on Saturday.