July 19, 2021
The global coronavirus pandemic is a defining moment for our generation. Some will remember the race to buy tins of beans and toilets rolls, the panic and fear – others will remember small acts of kindness, a loving community spirit, and the special items they treasured in lockdown.
Continue reading “What precious items have helped you through lockdown?”
May 20, 2021
CAFOD welcomes the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, which we hope has brought a halt to the latest violence. Efforts must now go into addressing the underlying causes of injustice. CAFOD’s Senior writer, Mark Chamberlain, reflects on his trip to Gaza in 2015.
Continue reading “Reflections on the Israel and Gaza conflict”
October 20, 2020
With the current momentum around climate action, now is the time to highlight the experiences of those on the frontline of the climate crisis, writes CAFOD Director Christine Allen.
Continue reading “Attenborough has inspired the nation, but we must hear diverse voices if we are going to change the world”
August 3, 2020
After parish events were cancelled due to lockdown, CAFOD volunteer Ann Smith from Milton Keynes decided to hold her own socially-distanced garden party. She shares her inspiration and explains why she’s urging others to recreate summer events in aid of CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal.
Continue reading “Could you hold your own Summer of Hope garden party?”
June 19, 2020
During World Refugee Week, Yasmin Kayali, co-founder of charity Basmeh and Zeitooneh (B&Z) and CAFOD partner, explains the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has brought to refugee communities and how she is working alongside these communities to help them better prepare for the future.
Continue reading “How I’m working alongside Syrian refugees in Lebanon to help them build a better future ”
May 11, 2020
Abigail McMillan, a parish volunteer at St Mary’s Parish in Harborne, explains what global solidarity means to her during the coronavirus pandemic.
Continue reading “How I’m showing solidarity during the coronavirus pandemic”
April 28, 2020
It can sometimes be difficult to feel like we are connecting with the outside world – our common home – while we are literally locked down in our houses. Elouise Hobbs, CAFOD’s Regional News Officer, shares some tips on how to connect to our common home while in isolation.
Continue reading “How to appreciate our common home during lockdown”
April 16, 2020
CAFOD volunteer Serga Collett, from St Laurence’s church in Cambridge, explains how you can get your parish online throughout the coronavirus lockdown.
Continue reading “Helping your congregation get online during lockdown”
February 14, 2020
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.
Continue reading “Step into the Gap 2020: Work hard, farm harder”
February 13, 2020
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.
Continue reading “Step into the Gap 2020: Postcard from the Countryside – Part II”