Give back this Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, Becky Such our World Gifts Coordinator muses on the benefits of giving to others and how many of us have chosen to give differently this year.

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How to give better gifts this Christmas

Jack works for CAFOD. He has occasionally received Christmas gifts he didn’t like – but not from you, he loved yours. Here he mulls on the simple switch he (and his relatives) can make, so that Christmas is happier for everyone.

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Christmas gifts that won’t cost the Earth

The coronavirus pandemic has led a lot of us to consider how we live in the world around us. Many of us are finding ways to live more sustainably and making an effort to go green at Christmas, a time when there can be so much waste. With just a few weeks to go, Becky Such, CAFOD’s World Gifts Coordinator, talks about our virtual gifts and how you can choose ethical Christmas presents.

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Defending women’s rights in Colombia

Wednesday 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Gloria, a passionate defender of women’s rights, talks about dedicating over 30 years of her life to preventing and ending violence against women in Colombia.

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Giving a charity goat this Christmas? All you’ve ever wanted to know about CAFOD World Gifts

With just over a month until Christmas, Sally Kitchener in our Communications team answers some of your questions about World Gifts – CAFOD’s virtual charity gifts.

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Step into the Gap: Welcome to the new volunteers

We’d like to introduce and welcome the new team of CAFOD gap year volunteers as they settle into their placements this week. Read on to find out a little bit about the 2019/2020 team as they gear up for a year of volunteering with CAFOD.

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Learning on the job: How toilets transform communities

On World Toilet Day, Ged Naughton remembers his relief to find a pristine toilet provided by CAFOD on a work trip to Liberia – but billions of people around the world still need access to clean, safe sanitation.

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Why I’m choosing World Gifts this Christmas

Christine Allen, CAFOD’s Director, picks out some of her favourite World Gifts and explains why they’re a great way to give this Christmas.

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Buying Christmas presents during lockdown

Becky Such, CAFOD World Gifts Coordinator, reflects on Christmas giving during the coronavirus lockdown and how we might want to give differently this year. 

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Gospel reflection: Being prepared

Each Friday we offer a reflection on Sunday’s gospel. This week’s author is Ged Johnson, spiritual director at St Beuno’s  Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales, whose reflection is based on the gospel for Sunday 8 November – Matthew 25:1-13.

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