Help Put Human Rights at the Heart of the Millennium Development Goals

Via Reverend Danny Fisher
on Sep 23, 2010
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This via Amnesty International:

Be [one of the thousands of persons] to sign the Millennium Development Goals petition and help stop the preventable deaths of women during childbirth.

Every 90 seconds, a woman – most likely living in poverty – dies giving birth.

Ten years ago, the world’s leaders agreed to eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a global initiative to eradicate poverty by 2015. While significant advances have been made to fight poverty during this time, the goal aimed at decreasing maternal deaths has fallen far short of where it needs to be.

Help us reach our goal of sending 10,000 signatures to MDG Summit Presidents when they meet in New York the week of September 20th!

Add your voice here.


About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is


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