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Sustainable Development 2016

Students at Pamua Secondary School where ABM implemented a water and sanitation project. © ABM/Jess Sexton 2014

In 2015 the Anglican Church joined together with many other faith traditions to set out our common belief that ending extreme poverty is a moral and spiritual imperative.


As leaders from diverse religious traditions, we share a compelling vision to end extreme poverty by the year 2030. For the first time in human history, we can do more than simply envision a world free of extreme poverty; we can make it a reality. Accomplishing this goal will take two commitments: to act guided by the best evidence of what works and what doesn’t; and to use our voices to compel and challenge others to join us in this urgent cause inspired by our deepest spiritual values.

From ‘Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative’.  

The complete document is at:



ABM and our partners were part of the extensive global conversation that lead to the development of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).  These affirm the projects already being undertaken by our partners around the world. 

We join with people all over the globe in welcoming the renewed focus on sustainable development and recommit ourselves to the difficult but critical work of ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality & injustice and fixing climate change. 

Sustainable Development Goals


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ABM continually witnesses the transforming effects of Australian Aid in our work with our overseas partners.

We believe that a fair contribution to global development is 70 cents from every $100 of Australia’s GDP. At the moment Australia is reducing our overseas aid to less than 30 cents from every $100 of GDP.

That’s why ABM has joined the Campaign for Australian Aid.

Australian Aid is the name we give to the many significant ways that we come together to help communities reduce poverty and build a better and fairer future.

In the last 20 years, humanity has made great progress in shaping a more just and equal world. Together, through Australian Aid, we have played a part in that story. We want to call Australians to celebrate our important contributions on the world stage, and ensure that as a nation we are for Australian Aid.

Australia’s foreign aid budget has suffered from successive cuts, and has lost the bi-partisan support it once held. These have dramatically set back our national contribution to the crucial progress of international development.

Australian Aid makes an incredible difference in the lives of people across our region, and across the world. Now is a critical time for us to stand up for this life-changing work.

Visit the website and click on I’m for Australian Aid button to sign up. 



Micah Challenge is a coalition of Christian aid agencies, churches, schools, groups and individuals speaking out against poverty and injustice.

Visit their website for resources that you can use in your church and to find out more about the annual Voices for Justice gathering in Canberra.