What I’m learning during Lent from the coronavirus outbreak

Francis Stewart is a member of CAFOD’s Theology team. He reflects on celebrating Lent in the time of coronavirus, and what he’s learning about life’s priorities, how we worship, and the limits to our control.

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Zimbabwe: the country of my birth

“Much has been spoken and written about the country of my birth,” says Sylvester Mutsigwa. A year on from Cyclone Idai, CAFOD’s Community Participation Coordinator for Birmingham visited Zimbabwe and found that its recovery is being built on the hope, resilience and love of its people.

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The power of our local experts

The dedicated professionals in our global family tell us that they wouldn’t be able to do their life-saving work without you. CAFOD Director Christine Allen introduces three of these local experts, who work tirelessly throughout the year to bring about long-term change.

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Step into the Gap 2020: Work hard, farm harder

Orla Tanner, a CAFOD Step into the Gap volunteer, writes about how CAFOD’s partners in Cambodia, COCD, are helping to educate families to help improve the whole community.

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Step into the Gap 2020: Postcard from the Countryside – Part II

In part two of Francis Romano’s report from Cambodia, the Step into the Gap volunteer explains how CAFOD’s partner CODC is working with farmers to update traditional farming techniques to improve lives and communities.

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Step into the Gap 2020: Postcard from the countryside – Part I

Francis Romano is a Step into the Gap volunteer, currently in Cambodia meeting some of the communities that CAFOD works alongside. Here, in part one of two, he explains the realities of rural farming and how CAFOD’s partner COCD is investing in training for a better future.

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Generations Unite with the Pacific Islands

The Pacific Islands are made up of thousands of small islands, each with their own unique cultures. For many of us, the Pacific Islands symbolise paradise. But for communities in the Pacific, the shores of the climate crisis creep ever closer.

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