May 22, 2019
We asked three Catholics to share their views on faith, politics and campaigning. Here’s what they said.
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Continue reading “Should Catholics get involved in politics?”
May 21, 2019
Allie Phillip leads Caritas St Lucia’s ‘Youth Emergency Action Committees’ (YEACs), which help vulnerable communities be their own first responders when disasters strike.
St Lucia is in the ‘hurricane belt’ of the Caribbean. The YEACs are run by young people who train other community members to be prepared for, mitigate, and manage responses to extreme weather.
Allie also coordinates the Church’s regional emergency response and the network of YEACs in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma in 2017 was a particularly bad hurricane, killing people and destroying communities in 14 countries.
Here, Allie offers Sam from our campaigns team her reflections on her current work, climate change and young people.
Continue reading ““Our needs back home are being considered””
May 16, 2019
We asked Step into the Gap volunteer Kezia Harow to share her experience on campaigning for net zero with young people and how others can get involved.
Continue reading “Be a Zero Hero and be part of the solution”
May 13, 2019
Sophie Aulton, one of CAFOD’s MP Correspondents, explains how becoming an MPC has made her realise just how much influence we have over MP’s and how much power we have to make them act on the issues we care about.
Continue reading “Why I love being an MP Correspondent”
April 25, 2019
Whilst having a meeting at CAFOD’s head office we realised that four of us are due to get married in the coming months. How exciting! With all this wonderful talk of weddings, Therese in our fundraising team put together five ideas for how you can plan a slightly waste-free wedding with the additional benefit of them being cost saving ideas too!
I’m super excited about getting married. The idea of getting all our friends and family together for one big party is certainly my idea of fun. At the same time I want it to be cost effective and also considerate of not being too wasteful, so here are some tips that I have picked up along the way during my own planning.
See how you can involve CAFOD World Gifts into your wedding planning.
1. Clothes swap and raise money.
One thing that costs everyone come wedding season is getting a new or fresh outfit to wear for the occasion. How about mixing it up a bit and organising a clothes swap? You could get your family and friends together, bring along some outfits that you’re ready to say goodbye to, think, dresses, shoes, ties, shirts. Charge each attendee £2 to come along and donate what you have raised.
Continue reading “A wedding without waste (and some other lovely tips).”
April 17, 2019
Reflecting on the gospel from Easter Day, in the final Lent calendar reflection, Catherine from our Theology team reflects on the good news of Christ’s resurrection and how all things have been made new.
Continue reading “Easter Sunday reflection: We rejoice and are glad”
April 16, 2019
Sharon Weerasuriya is spending her year on CAFOD’s Step into the Gap programme. Earlier this year, she felt privileged when she was able to visit the Holy Land, where she met with CAFOD’s partners. Here, she shares her reflections from meeting young people when she visited, Sadaka Reut, a youth partnership organisation and one of CAFOD’s partners based in Jaffa, Israel.
Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Empowering a generation through youth work around the world”
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April 12, 2019
In this Palm Sunday reflection taken from our Lent calendar, Catherine from our Theology team considers the call in the first gospel reading we hear to speak out and make our voices heard.
Continue reading “Lent reflection: The good news cannot be kept to itself”
April 5, 2019
In this reflection on the gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (John 8:1-11), taken from our Lent calendar, Linda from our Theology team reflects on the forgiveness and mercy of God shown in this reading.
Continue reading “Lent reflection: Face to face with the mercy of God”
March 29, 2019
As we look forward to Mother’s Day, Ciaran from the Digital team reflects on his inspiration and the lives of Mother’s in the countries that CAFOD support.
On Mother’s Day in the UK, and many other countries
we give presents, flowers and maybe
make a special lunch. We do this to give thanks, gratitude to our mother for
the love and care they have given us since we were born.
Continue reading “Two Worlds apart this Mother’s Day”