Ben Wethered (Media Team volunteer)
Last year a Red-Nose Day documentary went out in which British celebrities spent time living in harsh poverty with locals in Kibera, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya.
The documentary told the inside and personal stories of the sex-trade, HIV and a family of orphans.
The fact that the privileged were actually putting themselves in the shoes of those living in this poverty made the documentary very powerful, and one imagined oneself doing the same.
The close bonds they came to share with the locals were a reminder that we are all the same; the images and stories of desperate poverty, a reminder that despite being the same, some have everything, some nothing.
Sitting in my privileged position I was hugely moved. More than anything, I felt a huge sense of injustice on behalf of those living in Kibera, and guilt that I could go about my everyday affairs in such comfort while good people unfairly suffer.
The documentary was a graphic and unforgiving portrayal of injustice, and stirred inside me a will to help change what is so blatantly not fair.
As we mark our 50th anniversary at CAFOD, it is time to reflect. We are asking all staff, volunteers, supporters and other friends of CAFOD to look back over their lives and recall the moment when they were first drawn into the fight against poverty and injustice. http://www.cafod.org.uk/whatlityourflame