Join us for an online talk about life in El Salvador on Tuesday 28th July at 11am

Family from El Salvador

Family from El Salvador

Last year, a group of CAFOD volunteers and local representatives went to El Salvador. In this online talk, they will share their incredible experiences.

El Salvador is a country with a turbulent history: Despite the civil war in the country ending in January 1992, poverty, high unemployment and gang violence still make life very difficult, especially for women and young people.

Farming communities are struggling to grow their crops on poor land. Climate change is causing more extreme weather in El Salvador with floods, droughts and tropical storms becoming more frequent.

CAFOD has worked with local partners and communities in El Salvador since 1974.

We are inspired by Saint Oscar Romero and his insistence on the need for peace, justice, equality and respect for human rights.

In El Salvador, our projects focus on agriculture, promoting a culture of peace and justice, and empowering women.

Please join us on Tuesday 28 July at 11am-12pm,and the priests and volunteers who visited El Salvador, to learn more about the rich history and our work in the country today.

Register to join us.

18th November RISE Theatre performance of Romero Heartbeat of El Salvador

Romero -Heartbeat of El Salvador

Romero -Heartbeat of El Salvador

Please come and support the Charities and Volunteering fair on Saturday 18th November at Portsmouth Cathedral from 6pm and see the thought provoking and moving play about the life of Blessed Oscar Romero performed by RISE Theatre. The play starts at 7:30pm and tickets are only £5 and can be purchased on the night.

Romero display Portsmouth Cathedral

Romero display Portsmouth Cathedral

In preparation for the World Day of the Poor on Sunday 19th November there are displays in the cathedral on Archbishop Oscar Romero and the El Salvador Cross. There will also displays from other charities including CAFOD on the many ways we can help and support those less fortunate than ourselves. We look forward to seeing you there.

Display in Portsmouth Cathedral

Display in Portsmouth Cathedral

 

 

 

Inspiring talk on Oscar Romero and CAFOD’s work in El Salvador .

Tania Dalton

Tania Dalton

Many thanks to Tania Dalton CAFOD’s Latin America Communications Officer for sharing her expertise and knowledge on the life of blessed Oscar Romero and CAFOD’s work in El Salvador at the Portsmouth Hispanic society’s meeting at Fratton Community centre last week.

Diane Hiley, Chairman of the society said “Thank you very much indeed for giving us such an interesting presentation, and as I said, so heartening to know of the dedicated work by good people in such bad circumstances.”

A HUGE thank you to the Portsmouth Hispanic Society for their very generous donation of £215 towards CAFOD’s work.

Would your parish like to Connect 2 a community in El Salvador? Punetecitos is a rural village in the west of El Salvador and the people are improving community life through organic farming methods and opening small businesses. Your parish can join Connect 2 by signing up on the website. Then a welcome pack will be sent with information about the community and ideas on how to fund raise. Regular updates are sent from the community so that the parish can see the difference their donations are making and there is also an opportunity for the parish to respond by to send cards and photos back  so that the two communities become connected.