November 29, 2019
In the face of the current climate crisis we all need to make an effort to go green at Christmas. With just a few weeks to go, Becky Such, our World Gifts Coordinator, talks about our virtual gifts and how you can choose ethical Christmas presents. Continue reading “Christmas gifts that won’t cost the Earth”
November 20, 2019
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. Continue reading “Why I’m choosing World Gifts this Christmas”
November 14, 2019
Becky Such, from World Gifts, reflects on the new gifts she has created this year and how they highlight the struggles of women living in poverty. Continue reading “Gifts for girls: a World Gifts perspective”
July 31, 2019
Laura Purves, one of CAFOD’s Emergency Response Officers, reflects on her experiences in Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic in 2015 – in particular, what was learned that can be used to help in the Democratic Republic of Congo now. Continue reading “Ebola in the DRC: Learning from the past”
July 26, 2019
Elizabeth Bennett is a CAFOD Climate Champion from the Hexham and Newcastle diocese. On 26 June she joined thousands of campaigners at the Time is Now mass lobby in London, all calling for further, faster action from MPs on the climate crisis. Continue reading “A day in the life: My experience at the climate mass lobby”
June 20, 2019
Becky, our Campaigns Writer explores how CAFOD’s London headquarters, Romero House, helps the environment through a wealth of eco-friendly systems. Continue reading “How our office helps the environment”
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 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 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”
March 26, 2019
Becky is the World Gifts manager at CAFOD. She tells us about the inspiration she gathers from our female founders and our new director, as well as the women she learns about through her research for World Gifts.
When I first looked at applying to CAFOD, one of the things that really struck me about them as a charity is the story of their founders. Back in 1960, Jackie Stuyt and Elspeth Orchard, alongside women from other Women’s Catholic unions, joined together to run the first Family Fast Day. Continue reading “CAFOD – Empowering women from day one”