1st June to 1st July Celebrating our CAFOD Volunteers

From 1st June to 1st July we are celebrating our wonderful volunteers with a series of online events so please join us.

CAFOD Volunteers month 2021

Thursday 3rd June, 7pm-8pm: Mini workshop- Great photo’s

Capture your volunteering stories and events. Learn how to take great photo’s to show the amazing volunteer activities you do, from bake sales, to walking for water and everything in between!

Also watch on catch up on Friday 4th June 12pm-1pm

Tuesday 8th June, 7pm-8pm: Fairtrade and climate change- how is it linked?

Coffee, cocoa, bananas and many other products we rely on come from small farms in countries already badly affected by climate change. Join Adam Gardner, Head of Campaigns at the Fairtrade Foundation as he shares the link between climate change and the products we buy and how Fairtrade aims to create better prices, decent working conditions and local sustainability.

Also  watch on catch up on Thursday 10th June 12pm-1pm.

Wednesday 10th June, 10.30am-12pm CAFOD Staff and Volunteers Briefing:

Join in a celebration of our volunteers achievements, find out what  presenting is at the Children’s Liturgy  is like from our volunteers.

Sunday 13th June Climate Sunday Mass with Bishop John Arnold

Livestreamed from Salford Cathedral.

For details check the Cathedral website: http://www.salfordcathedral.co.uk/

Thursday 17th June, 1pm-2pm: Cooking and Climate Change: Ethiopia special

Join CAFOD’s  Belay Nema as she cooks up a tasty Ethiopian dish with Connor Molloy providing an insight into the link with between the results of climate change and food security.

Also  watch on catch up on Friday 18th June 7pm-8pm.

Wednesday 23rd June, 7pm-8pm: Volunteers Round Table

You are invited to a special event with other volunteers to share your volunteering experience during the past year.

Thursday 1st July 6.30pm-7.30pm: Volunteer Forum

Join us to hear from CAFOD Director Christine Allen and Head of Advocacy, Communication and Education Neil Thorns about CAFOD’s challenges, joys and achievements of the past year and about our hopes for the future.

Thursday 1st July 7.30pm -8.30pm, Volunteers Mass

Join us for a special Volunteer’s Mass celebrated by Fr Mark Odion, to give thanks for our wonderful volunteers who have given so much to support our sisters and brothers around the world.

Register for events in the series here: https://www.bigmarker.com/series/Volunteers-month/series_summit (for The Climate Sunday Mass, check the Salford Cathedral Website for details).

Parliament in your Parish

Do you want to learn step-by-step how to organise online meetings to lobby your MP? 

On Thursday 25th March and Saturday 10th April, we will be rolling out ‘Parliament in your Parish’ as part of our new campaign, Reclaim Our Common Home.

We are inviting you to organise an online meeting with other parishioners with their local MP, to discuss how we can rebuild after the pandemic in a way that makes the world a fairer place, and tackle some of the major global issues including climate change and unjust debts.

In these training sessions we will be covering everything from why faith and community participation matters and the challenges of facilitating an online meeting (and how to address them), to the keys to encourage your MP to taking action.

For those interested in joining Parliament in your Parish, we are offering a training session on two separate dates: Thursday 25 March, 6.30-8pm or Saturday 10 April, 11-12.30pm. Register your place now at cafod.org.uk/mpmeeting

If you have any questions about how to organise a Parliament in your Parish meeting, please contact PinyourP@cafod.org.uk for more information.

Reclaim our Common Home

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour.” Ask yourself this question: ‘if two are better than one, how can we come together to make a positive impact on the world?’

Reclaim Our Common Home is CAFOD’s new campaign is a response to Pope Francis’s call for a new way of thinking about the world, and to take an active part in renewing our troubled societies by embracing the universal values of solidarity and fraternity.

Sign our petition to the prime minister

In 2020, we experienced the worst global health crisis in a century. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated lives and shattered families in Britain and across the world, with disastrous consequences for people’s jobs and livelihoods.

The pandemic exposed many of the inadequacies of how our world currently works. It has proved that we need greater cooperation between nations, solidarity between people and a greater focus on the poorest in society.

As Catholics, we are called not to stay silent and not to be passive. This is why Reclaim Our Common Home is a call to action! It’s a call to participate both individually and collectively in rebuilding a more dignified and sustainable world after the pandemic. Click here to find out more.

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