Each year One World Week provides an opportunity for people to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally. Maureen Thompson, our CAFOD volunteer in Havant told us what’s been happening in her area:
‘CAFOD supporters got involved in all sorts of events with other charities, churches and schools to celebrate One World Week this year. One highlight for me was the Mayor of Havant’s One World Week coffee morning where Oaklands Catholic School’s Fairtrade Team came along to meet the Mayor (Councillor Marjorie Smallcorn). The students spoke to everyone about how important Fairtrade is to farmers across the world and how they run a Fairtrade shop at school.
‘There was also a display of work and photos from local schools which featured their global citizenship actions to inspire others and the Mayor awarded Waterloo School a a global citizenship Award.
‘We started our One Climate, One World campaigning by asking everyone to commit to making one change in their lives to help stop climate change. Sacred Heart church in Waterlooville finished the week with their international evening celebrating all the cultural backgrounds within their own parish. ”
For more information on One World Week please go to http://www.oneworldweek.org/v2/ and One Climate, One World please go to http://www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Take-action-today