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CAFOD North West Campaign Launch

September 2, 2014

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The North West launch of CAFOD’s new campaign: One Climate One World on Saturday 20 September 2014 at the

Quaker Friends’ Meeting House

6 Mount Street,


M2 5NS

Starting at 2pm (arrivals and refreshments from 1.30pm) and finishing at 5pm.

……..for the 5 dioceses of the Northwest region and also Leeds Diocese.

Our launch takes place on the eve of the Labour Party Conference in Manchester and on the day of the National Women’s Conference – to which the women members of the Labour Party are invited to attend before Annual Conference opens. Taking advantage of this, we have invited a couple of MPs along to our launch. We’ll be able to confirm their attendance nearer the time.

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We are pleased that Bishop Terence Brain of Salford Diocese will join us.

At our Campaigns Energiser Day in June in Preston, many commented on how interesting they found the perspective given by CAFOD Policy Analyst Rob Elsworth in Preston at the Campaign Energiser Day in Preston in June. We are pleased that Sarah Wykes, CAFOD’s Lead Analyst on Environment and Climate Change, will be joining us for the launch to continue this conversation.climate 3

Campaigners at the Preston Energiser Day

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At the end of the day, there is the option to go to Mass at The Hidden Gem (St Mary’s), a beautiful small Catholic Church, minutes away from our meeting place. Mass starts at 5.15pm.

The programme for the afternoon includes input from members of CAFOD’s Campaign Team, Eilidh Macpherson and Maria Elena Arana, as well as from Sarah Wykes our Senior Analyst on Climate Change and Energy. There’ll be an opportunity for a community action and photo with the Bishop and the MPs and time for reflection and questions too.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an interesting, active and informative afternoon.

You can book your place through the CAFOD website.

Alternatively you could let us know at the CAFOD Liverpool Office or by phone 0151 228 4028

Campaign Energiser Day: Saturday 28th June

May 14, 2014

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Organised and presented by CAFOD’s Campaigns Team, this day will outline the next major CAFOD campaign, focusing on the effects of climate change. Our guest speaker is Anthony Mbandi, Director of CAFOD partner Caritas Kitui in Kenya. He will share a first-hand account of some of the challenges the people in his diocese face in the light of climate change. You’ll also hear from CAFOD climate change policy analyst Rob Elsworth and have the opportunity to take part in workshops. The day is taking place at Fulwood Methodist Church, 2 Watling Street Road, Preston, PR2 8EA on Saturday 28th June from 10:30-4pm. Lunch is provided. To book your place please visit or phone us on 0151 228 4028. It would be great if you could please advertise the event in your parish newlsetter or put a poster up at the back of church. To download a poster, please click here.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there :)

Read all about it…….CAFOD Liverpool Autumn newsletter 2011

September 15, 2011

You can now download the CAFOD Liverpool newsletter.

In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD cup tournament involving 8 local Catholic primary schools. We also have all the photos from Odette Kayirere’s recent visit to Liverpool. Plus all the latest news from our parishes, schools and campaigns in the region. Happy reading……

To download the Liverpool Autumn newsletter, just click here:

Autum 2011 newsletter

Hot off the press-the new CAFOD Liverpool newsletter (Whit 2011)

May 26, 2011
You can now download the CAFOD Liverpool newsletter. In this issue, we have a sneak-peak of the making of the new Connect2: Rwanda CD by the pupils and staff at Holy Cross RC High School in Chorley.

Holy Cross RC High School in Chorley recently signed up to Connect2: Rwanda. To raise money for Rwanda the students decided to record a CD full of original material-written by the young people themselves. They sang all the songs themselves and played their own instruments too! They then not only sent their CD to the community of Musha but also sent lots of letters, photos and messages of support too!

We also celebrate the great achievement of the CAFOD Support Shop in Crosby (the only CAFOD charity shop in the world) who have raised over half a million pounds in just 18 years!

The newsletter  features all the news from parishes, campaigns and schools in the Liverpool Archdiocese including a special appearance by the Dragon’s Den team and the latest Egghead celebrity.

Also find out how YOU can meet some of CAFOD’s partners from Rwanda in the summer!

To download the Liverpool whit newsletter, just click here:

CAFOD Liverpool newsletter (Whit 2011)

Fancy meeting you here…..

November 30, 2010

News at ten have heard reports that four world leaders were spotted in Liverpool yesterday including David Cameron, Barack Obama, Zillur Rahman (the Bangladeshi president) and Wen Jiabao (the Chinese prime minster). They were spotted next to a giant pinata (shaped like the earth)which was being hit by sticks by business men and women

Rumours suggest that this was part of a media stunt by MARGJIN (a group of charities which include CAFOD, the Liverpool World Centre, OXFAM, Friends of the Earth and Christian Aid) to raise awareness about the UN climate talks currently happening in Cancun.

Afterwards David Cameron was even kind enough to visit the CAFOD Liverpool office to thank CAFOD for all it’s great work abroad!

Remember, remember the 5th November!!!!

November 9, 2010

20 people, young and old, gathered together in Southport on Friday 5th November to lobby local MP, Dr John Pugh, to call for greater action on climate change. People came from all walks of life, from local charities, businesses, churches and schools. The lobby took place at the Marian Centre on Bath Street North. 

This local lobby was part of the ‘Big Climate Connection,’ a co-ordinated campaign which saw thousands of local people lobbying over 250 MPs across the country on the weekend of the 5th and 6th November.  The ‘Big Climate Connection’ was organised by the SCC (Stop the Climate Chaos Coalition) which is made up of over 100 organisations including CAFOD.

Organiser of the lobby in Southport Chris Lappine, CAFOD’s Liverpool manager, said:

 “We are delighted by the turn out today-it shows that climate change is a problem that many people in Southport care passionately about. We particularly want to thank Dr John Pugh for attending the lobby today and for listening to our concerns about climate change both internationally and locally.”

Local resident and mother of four, Katherine Sumner, who attended the lobby with her two one year twins Lily and Dylan, said: “As a parent, it’s important to look after the environment now for my children and my children’s children.” 

Friends of the Earth volunteer Lola Sieve argued that, “The time for action is now. My mum used to say that people in Southport won’t worry about climate change until they see the floods coming down Lord Street. That could be a possibility in the foreseeable future.”

 Local student Abigail Bennetton, aged 18, who attends King George V College, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity to discuss climate change and the real issues facing Southport today. It’s an issue that many of my friends and I are really concerned about and it has been really fantastic that Dr John came to listen to us today.”

Issues discussed with Dr John ranged from international issues (such as the UN climate talks in Cancun) to national issues (such as the Energy Security and Green Economy Bill) to local issues (such as recycling). Nothing was off limits and everything from cucumbers to nappies were discussed.

A massive thank you to Dr John Pugh for attending the lobby and to all those who attended.

CAFOD Liverpool Autumn 2010 newsletter

September 14, 2010

CAFOD Liverpool Autumn 2010 Newsletter

Knock, Knock. Whose there?…David Cameron!?!?

July 20, 2010

The new CAFOD campaign ‘Act on poverty’ was officially launched in Liverpool in mid July, complete with a life-sized No. 10 Downing Street door!  Scores and scores of CAFOD supporters came together to brave the lashing rain to join in the fun. Scrumptious scones with strawberries were also served. Tom Onyango, a CAFOD staff member who works with CAFOD partners in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, joined us for the launch to speak about CAFOD’s work in East Africa. Tom is the Programme Officer in the Nairobi Office and has been involved in the work around the Post-Election violence in Kenya, issues around violence caused by the scarcity of resources (particularly in respect of drought affected areas of Northern Kenya) as well as projects designed to bring about reconciliation and understanding in urban slum areas.  As you can see from the pictures, everyone had a great…but wet time.


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