Partnership for the Goals
What does the Bible teach?
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3:8-9)
What should we pray for?
For the success of individuals, NGOs and other organisations as they work towards the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals. May partnerships between these parties be strong and successful.
For a willingness to share information and work together among governments, civil society and the private sector.
For a sense of understanding on the part of all those who seek justice ‐ that we may be willing to listen to those around us and to grow, and where we disagree to do so respectfully.
What can we do?
Teamwork: Think about situations when teamwork helped in your life. In everyday life, rely more on cooperation instead of competition.
Transparency: Find out about lobbying and nepotism. Which parties are demanding a public display of party lobbying?
Trade: Find out about international corporations and which partners they work with. Get involved against unfair international trade agreements and consciously do not buy any products from companies taking profit from that!