The on-line webinar will be a chance for you to hear from leading Anglicans and to put forward your views in the discussion of the new goals for world development after 2015. Wherever you are in the world you can log onto the debate: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and click on this link to register:
And you can hear from Archbishop Bernard, chair of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa, now through the video slot on this website.
The two Archbishops from Burundi and Brazil will be joined by Mark Malloch-Brown, former UN Deputy General Secretary and a former UK Africa minister.
The on-line debate will last for an hour, starting next Wednesday, September 4th at 6 am in Brasilia, Brazil, 10 am in London, UK, and 11 am in Bujumbura, Burundi. You will be able to send in your questions throughout the debate for our panel to answer.
The Anglican Alliance is holding this on-line debate as the world’s leaders prepare to agree the new goals for world development that will replace the Millenium Development Goals that end in 2015. The Alliance has already been part of the discussions about the future direction of world development through our participation in the discussions on “The World We Want” by the UNDP. Hundreds of Anglicans worldwide have already voted on the on-line ballot set up by the UNDP for new global priorities. The UNDP highlighted the innovative work by the Church of Bangladesh to give women in rural areas a say in the global debate by organising a special paper ballot for them.
Participation in next Wednesday’s debate is open to people anywhere in the world. You will be able to access it via your computer: you will be able to see the panel members, hear what they have to say, and send in questions and comments for the panel to answer. You will also be able to see some of the questions and comments coming in from around the world.
And if you haven’t already had your say in the world you want, vote now at http://www.myworld2015.org/?partner=alliance