January 15, 2020
Libby is a Campaigns Officer at CAFOD. In 2019 she journeyed to the South Pacific to hear how Indigenous people are feeling the worst effects of the climate crisis – despite contributing so little to it. Continue reading “The climate crisis: a reality affecting everyday lives”
December 30, 2019
Christmas Day is behind us and 2020 is arriving at last. As the New Year approaches and we look ahead to COP26 in Glasgow – the UN’s climate summit for world leaders – it’s a crucial year in the fight for our world and its poorest communities.
Grace Cowley, CAFOD’s Community Fundraising Manager, explains how you can start the year with people and planet in mind. Continue reading “Get 2020 off to a green start”
December 2, 2019
Leila is 24 and lives with her nan in east London. She’s passionate about campaigning and she loves her faith. This election, she wants young voters to tell the people seeking power who you are and what you stand for. Continue reading “Election 2019: Young people have a voice and the power to make a change”
November 15, 2019
Visiting Lebanon as part of a CAFOD initiative, student Joshua Nichol, 21, explains how he experienced warmth, welcome, strength and the Kingdom of God. Continue reading “Reflections on a Lebanese journey ”
November 4, 2019
We asked three Catholics to share their views on faith, politics and campaigning. Here’s what they said. Continue reading “Should Catholics get involved in politics?”
October 23, 2019
Daniel Hale, CAFOD’s Head of Campaigns, looks back on some of the Fairtrade Foundation’s successes – from when the organisation was established in the early 1990s, to the 25th anniversary of the Fairtrade mark this year. Continue reading “Celebrating 25 years of the Fairtrade mark”
October 9, 2019
Father Peter Hughes is a missionary priest originally from Ireland who has lived and worked in Peru for over 50 years. As the Amazon Synod begins, he tells us about the importance of the Amazon for the whole world. Continue reading “The defence of the Amazon is at the centre of our faith”
September 20, 2019
When climate change protesters create a ‘prayer bridge’ in London in October, our Head of Campaigns Daniel Hale suggests three ways CAFOD supporters can stand in prayer and solidarity. Continue reading “Bridge of faith: Why are Extinction Rebellion taking over a London bridge?”
August 29, 2019
School students worldwide have been raising their voices to demand that the climate emergency is addressed with urgency. As Swedish schoolgirl campaigner Greta Thunberg famously said: “I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.”
At CAFOD, we are privileged to encounter children and young people acting on this issue both in poor communities overseas and in England and Wales. Continue reading “Young people lead the way on tackling the climate emergency”
August 2, 2019
Communities in the Pacific Islands are on the frontline of climate change. Many are being forced to adapt to ever-changing and dangerous weather conditions or flee their lands.
Despite this, the Pacific Islands are leading the call for global climate action.
Joseph Moeono-Kolio is a ‘Pacific Climate Warrior’ and also a consultant for Caritas Oceania. He offers his reflections on the current climate crisis to Daniel Hale, CAFOD’s Head of Campaigns. Continue reading “Dealing with a rising tide”