Global Mission

Global Mission in the Episcopal Church is shaped by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and by the Way of Love framework.

1. End poverty in all its forms

3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all of all ages.

6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat deforestation, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

4. Ensure inclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning.

7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

10. Reduce inequality within and among countries.

13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

The Diocese of Southern Ohio designates .07% of the annual Mission Share budget to global mission projects that support the SDGs. Learn more information on SDG Grants on our financial assistance page.


Global Episcopal Mission Network (GEMN) draws together individuals, congregations and dioceses engaged in ministries around the world. A yearly conference offers education and inspiration for mission work, including a certificate formation program in best-practices in mission. The Diocese of Southern Ohio is a member of GEMN, allowing members of our congregations to attend the conference at a reduced rate. Go to the GEMN website for more information,

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