We are, as St John Paul II said, suffering a ‘paradox of abundance;’ we need 3.7 billion tonnes a year to feed everyone, and we produce more than 4 billion. Yet every day, one in ten, or 800 million people, go hungry. This summer, CAFOD has been asking Catholics to come together and look at the fundamental issues afflicting our food system.
Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu, 26, from Bradford, and Dominic Smith, 20, from East Sussex, had the chance to talk to their MPs face-to-face in the seat of UK democracy, the Houses of Parliament, about why they volunteer with CAFOD.
Cecilia Iorio, CAFOD’s Brazil Country Representative, warmly invites you to the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester to hear first-hand from indigenous leader and activist Mauricio Ye’kuana, who together with his people fights to protect the Brazilian Amazon rainforest from illegal invaders for us all. The event is taking place on 11 June from 2pm.
Matty Maslen and Sophie Pereira were young delegates representing CAFOD at COP26. They share what it was like to travel to the UN climate summit in Glasgow, where they joined us in demanding action from our leaders on the climate crisis.
A group of European climate pilgrims have walked from Sweden, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany to Glasgow, where the UN climate summit – COP26 – is being held. Carol Cross, from CAFOD’s Middlesbrough Diocesan Office, met the pilgrims when they visited Holy Island.
This November, the eyes of the world will be on the UK as we host COP26 – the UN international climate talks in Glasgow.
As governments from across the world gather to discuss how to tackle the climate emergency, it’s vital that we demand leaders at the conference act to prevent global temperatures rising above 1.5C and protect our planet and people from the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis.
We must show Boris Johnson and the government that the Catholic community across England and Wales wants action now!
This year has been challenging for everyone. Again and again we have seen children and young people rise to the challenge. They have continued to look out for our global neighbours by joining our national assemblies, taking part in Walk for Water and writing messages to human rights defenders.