Power to the People

On Sunday 10th July, CAFOD held a Campaigns Day for supporters from across the North

Power to the People: Takura Gwatinyanya talks about CAFOD's work in Zimbabwe

Takura Gwatinyanya talks about CAFOD’s work in Zimbabwe

West and North Wales.  The day was a success and very informative, with guest speaker, Takura Gwatinyanya, delivering a presentation on the amazing work that has been taking place to help communities in Zimbabwe.

The event was also a great opportunity for our wonderful CAFOD supporters to come together and hear about our forthcoming One Climate One World campaigns from the lovely Campaigns Outreach Coordinator, Maria Elena Arana.

Maria Elena invited CAFOD supporters across the North West and North Wales to take part in our Speak Up week of action between 8th – 16th October.

Last year, world leaders agreed to shift from fossil fuels, the biggest cause of climate change, towards renewable energy. We need to speak up to ensure our government upholds its promises to the poorest people.

Power to the People CAFOD

Power to the People CAFOD Campaign

Organise or join an event near you this October. Speak up to your MP and bring your local parish, school or community together to care for God’s creation.  We’d love to hear all about the activities taking place in your area, so please do let us know about them!

Speak up for the poor on Climate Change

From Peru to the Philippines, from Bangladesh to Brazil, our partners overseas tell us that they see increased floods, droughts and extreme weather harming the poorest people they work with.  They’re urging CAFOD to stand with them against climate change. Yet the UK Government spends billions of pounds supporting dirty fossil fuels overseas that contribute to climate change. Inspired by our faith and love for our neighbours, we’re calling on our government to shift the balance towards renewable energy to lift people out of poverty and protect the Earth, our common home. Add your voice!uk-london-amber-ruddEmail the Energy Secretary now

Take action: email Amber Rudd

Uganda Webinar

This  Lent Fast Day, Friday 19 February, from 1:30 – 2:30pm, you are invited to join a webinar  to hear how your support has made a difference in the lives of real people.

Uganda Lent 2016 parish photo Proscovia

Credit line: CAFOD/David Mutua

This Lent you will hear all about how you can ‘turn on the taps’ for communities in Uganda. In this webinar Catherine Ogolla, our country representative for Kenya and Uganda, and her team will share stories of communities in North East Uganda, .

This Lent your donations with be matched by the UK government up to the value of £3 million so we can make double the difference.

Why join?

Webinars with CAFOD are an amazing way to visit the countries we work in. You can hear from the people working on the ground who bring the projects you support to life. It’s not just about listening, you will also have the opportunity to ask our Uganda team questions and hear what other CAFOD supporters think too.

How does it work?

Taking part in a webinar is easy. All you need to do to is click on the link below and register with your name and email. You will then receive a confirmation email with a link you can use to join the webinar. In order to listen you will need either speakers or headphones.

Register now>>

Questions?

If you’d like to join, but you aren’t sure how, email Elly on eheans-glogowska@cafod.org.uk or call 0207 095 5332.

 

Climate Change after the Paris UN Conference

A talk in Chester by Rob Elsworth (CAFOD’s Policy Adviser on Climate Change) about the aftermath of the historic Paris UN Conference on Climate Change in December 2015.

Tuesday 2 February, 7pm

BEST Building (room CB115) University of Chester, Parkgate Rd, Chester, Cheshire CH1 4BJ

Rob Elsworth Paris UN Conference Climate Change Talk

 

 

 

Latest news on Climate Change Conference COP 21

Follow the latest updates from the Paris COP here. Next week 20 CAFOD supporters will travel to Paris to meet other campaigners from around Europe.

50,000 people attended the people’s climate March in London (making it the biggest climate march in the UK), 570,000 people took to the streets globally in 175 countries.

840,000 people signed the Global Catholic Climate Movement petition calling on world leaders at the UN to limit greenhouse gas emissions to that a temperature rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius will not be exceeded.