Christian involvement in Sustainable Development Goals

  • Raymond Downing Moi University School of Medicine
Keywords: Sustainable development goals, health for all, Biblical social analysis

Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals are the latest means to attempt to attain health for all as an end. This article examines this means from a Biblical perspective, asking Christians to examine not only the means we use to achieve ends, but more profoundly the way we determine what our ends are.

Author Biography

Raymond Downing, Moi University School of Medicine
Senior Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine

References

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Published
2016-05-15