CAFOD and Christian Aid volunteers have got together in Portsmouth and Waterlooville to organise two events to mark One World Week (23rd to 30th October 2016).
One World Week is a development education charity interested in raising awareness and understanding. Simply put, their aim is to help others understand more about issues that affect us all so that positive action can be taken.
Each year, thousands of people take part in One World Week events across the country. The week is always in October, although events can and do happen all year round. These events have been organised by volunteers with one common purpose: to let others know about some of the global issues that affect us all & to recognise we can all be part of the change.
“Including you”, which is this year’s theme, focuses on migration and refugees, and encourages people to get together locally to listen to our local and global neighbours’ fears and hopes.
During the week events will be held to raise awareness to spread hope and inspire action by sharing stories and defusing myths to build a culture of inclusion.
Show your support by coming along to an event or by holding your own.
Including You – An Evening to consider a Portsmouth Response
26th October at St Thomas Cathedral, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Chaired by the Dean, with speakers from Friends without Borders, the Rural Refugee Trust and Modern Slavery Partnership followed by a Q&A session and drinks and nibbles. Groups working with refugees will have information stalls and ways of getting involved. Contact Sue Ward for details. firstname.lastname@example.org 07505 608651
One World Week Celebration – St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth
29th October at St John’s Cathedral 12 noon to 4pm. An afternoon of world food, music and activities where people from all over the world can meet – Including You! – tickets from OWWcelebration@gmail.com
International Food Evening – Sacred Heart & St Peter the Apostle, Waterlooville
Also at Waterlooville parish they will be having their International Food Evening Friday 28th October at 7.30pm – Parish Centre Church of Sacred Heart & St Peter the Apostle 356 London Road Waterlooville PO7 7SR. Tickets £4 per person and £10 per family. Contact Philip Hayllar at email@example.com . Plus their International Mass on Sunday 30th October at 10.30 am – Church of Sacred Heart & St Peter the Apostle 356 London Road Waterlooville PO7 7SR.
At all of these events participants will be invited to send messages of hope to refugees, inspired by the Lampedusa Cross.