June 17, 2019
Libby is a Campaigns Officer at CAFOD. She recently came back from an incredible trip to the South Pacific, an area that is feeling the worst effects of the climate crisis – despite contributing so little to it.
Continue reading “The climate crisis: a reality affecting everyday lives”
June 12, 2019
Sarah George is a CAFOD volunteer who moved to the Caribbean with her family as a child. She describes how, after going on to work for the Department of Fisheries in St Lucia, she saw the effects of climate change first hand.
Continue reading “Life in the bullseye of climate change”
June 7, 2019
On reading the gospel for Pentecost Sunday, Kathleen from our Theology team reflected on the word “advocate” and what it means to her today.
Based on the gospel for Pentecost Sunday, 9 June – John 14:14-16, 23b-26
“The Father will give you another Advocate to be with you forever.”
Jesus told his disciples they would never be alone. The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, would always be with them.
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For fans of TV courtroom dramas, the word “advocate” may well evoke visions of efficient-looking and aggressive-sounding be-wigged barristers. But what it brings to my own mind is the many times I hear the word “advocacy” being used, here in the CAFOD office in London.
Continue reading “Pentecost reflection: The Holy Spirit, our Advocate”
June 5, 2019
Nicole Gillespie is a Step into the Gap volunteer who has recently returned from a visit to Uganda. To mark Volunteers’ Week, she reflects on what CAFOD’s No One Beyond Reach commitment means to her.
Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Reaching rural communities in Uganda”
June 3, 2019
Becky works on World Gifts at CAFOD. She tells us why she buys her Dad a World Gift for Father’s Day as well as celebrating the other father figures in her life.
Continue reading “Father’s Day gifts for the Dad it’s hard to buy for”
May 30, 2019
Father Hugh Pollock and Stephen Garsed are CAFOD campaigners and joined us for the climate change summit in Poland. They tell us about a few bits they saw and the fired-up attitude they have brought home.
Continue reading “Witnessing action on the climate crisis”
May 27, 2019
Catherine from our Theology team reflects on the climate emergency facing the Earth, our common home, its impact on the lives of those who are poorest, and how Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ offers hope and inspiration for action.
Continue reading “Pope Francis’ words of hope for Our Common Home”
May 23, 2019
Mark Chamberlain, CAFOD Communications Officer, describes how people’s lives are changing around the world because of climate change.
Continue reading “This is a climate emergency”
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””