Join our #Cancel the debt Campaign

Maureen with her cancel the debt sign

Maureen with her cancel the debt sign

We can also join together and take action by supporting the  latest campaign #CancelThe Debt   This campaign is not a direct response to the plundering of the world resources but much of the injustice the Pope is highlighting are the reasons the countries are poor, and now more then ever they need help to deal with the effects of the pandemic.

Many of the world’s poorest nations are struggling with the double impact of the global health pandemic and its economic impact. Many are facing a potential crisis as they struggle to pay their debts owed to financial institutions and richer nations.

Graham Gordon CAFOD’s Head of Policy, said that developing countries will now “continue be forced to service debts when this is precisely the time they need to throw all the resources they can at their health systems and social protection to save lives.”

We know that the quickest way to deal with this worrying financial outlook is to keep money in developing countries by cancelling debt payments now.

Add your voice

Between now and October, we want you to send us a photo of you creatively displaying the words Cancel The Debt. We’re collecting photos of supporters from across England and Wales, and we will put your photos together in October to send a message to world leaders that it’s time to #CancelTheDebt.

Jo in Godalming with my cancel the debt sign

Jo in Godalming with her cancel the debt sign

How to get involved

  • Take a selfie or ask a friend to take a photo of you creatively displaying the words “Cancel The Debt”.
  • If possible, show where you are based e.g. by a town or street sign, or notable feature.
  • Share your image on Twitter and use the hashtag #CancelTheDebt. Be sure to tag @cafod so we can find your photos!
  • If you have some extra time, also consider sharing your image on Facebook and Instagram using the #CancelTheDebt hashtag.
  • If you don’t have a social media account, email your photo to us at writer@cafod.org.uk.
  • Inspire others by sharing your photo with friends and family.

By adding your face and voice, you can show that debt isn’t something the international community will stand for.

By Maureen Thompson

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