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.

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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!

Friday Suppers Cookbook

CAFOD has lauFridaySuppersCovernched a cookbook, Friday Suppers, featuring recipes written by the former recipe tester to the UK’s best-selling cookery writer Delia Smith.
The book was written by Pauline Curran, a lifelong Catholic who worked alongside Delia Smith for two decades, to provide inspiration for meat-free meals for those observing Friday abstinence. It includes a foreword from Delia and contains 40 meat-free recipes, written with value for money and availability of ingredients in mind.
Buy the Friday Suppers recipe book
Friday Suppers fits in perfectly with our Harvest Appeal, during which we’d like you to ‘make a place at your table’ for those with less food to eat.
The cookbook is full of simple, family-friendly recipes, perfect for a Harvest fundraising meal. All proceeds raised from sales of the £6.99 book will go to support our work helping those living in extreme poverty across the world.
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The book’s author, Pauline Curran, said:

“I know that when Friday evening comes around after a long week, a lot of people are stuck for easy meal ideas. With that in mind, I put together this recipe book in the hope that it would inspire people to cook more tasty, simple Friday suppers. I admire greatly the work of CAFOD and I’m so pleased to know that my recipe book is contributing to this work.”

Long-standing CAFOD supporter and cookery writer Delia Smith said:

“When Pauline opened the boot of her car and nonchalantly unloaded masses of the most delicious food for one of our parish parties, I recognised instantly that she had a very special talent. She has a deep faith, and like many of us is concerned that so many people in the world do not have enough to eat. So, please buy as many copies of the recipe book as you can, tell all your friends, and then hopefully we will have a runaway bestseller, and from that a lot of people will be able to receive some help.”

Buy the Friday Suppers recipe book
Top of our list of recipes we can’t wait to make are Swiss cheese pancakes, hot king prawn curry and the very moreish Moorish vegetables with coriander couscous! And with autumn just around the corner, we’re sure that the recipe for pumpkin soup with chilli croutons will go down a storm. Get your hands on a copy of the book while stocks last and let us know which your favourite recipes are.
The meat-free recipes are also ideal for those trying to cut their carbon footprint in support of our One Climate, One World campaign.
Find out more about the One Climate, One World climate change campaign.
To order a copy of Friday Suppers call 0300 011 5680 or visit cafod.org.uk/fridaysuppers

“One Climate, One World”, North-West Campaign Launch

 On Saturday 20th September CAFOD staff, volunteers and supporters from across the North-West (and beyond) met in Manchester for One Climate, One World 1the launch of the “One Climate, One World” campaign.

We had informative and motivating inputs from Eilidh MacPherson and Maria Elena Arana, members of CAFOD’s Campaign Team, as well as from Sarah Wykes our Senior Analyst on Climate Change and Energy.  We also heard from Catherine McKinnell MP about her work with the cross-parliamentary CAFOD group and her visit to Kenya visiting projects supported by CAFOD that use renewable sources of energy to improve the lives of local people. Supporters asked challenging questions of Catherine and the CAFOD team in a lively Q&A session.

The day left us with the clear sense that there is a real passion and enthusiasm for this crucial campaign – you will be hearing plenty more I’m sure!

For more information on the “One Climate, One World” campaign, please visit the CAFOD website.

CAFOD North West Campaign Launch

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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,

Manchester

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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 liverpool@cafod.org.uk or by phone 0151 228 4028