The SDGs were agreed in September 2015 by members of the UN as a follow-on to the Millennium Development Goals. They have been widely welcomed by Anglicans and other Christian and faith groups, including the Church of Australia’s General Synod, which last September encouraged theological engagement around the goals and called the church to action.
The ABM has produced a seven-part study guide, written by their international programmes director, Dr Julianne Stewart. The guide, “This Lent, Hear the Stories”, contains “transformative stories from around the world of Anglican communities grappling with global challenges,” the ABM said.
Over the past nine years, Dr Stewart “has heard, and carries within her, hundreds of stories of people she has lived alongside, and people who have taught her about the reign of God,” ABM said. “Julianne shares some of these stories with the church, bringing her experiences into conversation with the scriptures and the Sustainable Development Goals.”
The seven individual studies have been designed around the lectionary readings for Ash Wednesday and each Sunday in Lent. They have been designed for group discussion but are also suitable for individual reflection.
You can download “This Lent, Hear the Stories” as a pdf for printing, or as a series of individual texts.