May 13, 2021
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.
Continue reading “The Eyes of the world are on us”
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”
September 27, 2019
Ahead of World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 29 September, CAFOD volunteer Sarah George writes about communities who have been forced to leave their homes due to climate-related disasters – and how Pope Francis calls us to act.
Continue reading “World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Waking up to climate-related disasters”
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”
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”
July 12, 2019
A few simple choices will help you leave a positive mark during your trip away this summer, writes CAFOD volunteer Sarah George.
Continue reading “How to enjoy your holiday like the Earth depends on it”
July 8, 2019
Sam is in the Campaigns team at CAFOD. As a British-born black woman with Ghanaian heritage, she wants to encourage and support more active Catholics from diaspora communities to get into campaigning.
Continue reading “What does a campaigner look like?”
July 4, 2019
Hundreds of CAFOD supporters joined us in London for The Time is Now mass lobby, when we told our MPs we need urgent action to address the climate emergency. Emma Gallagher, a CAFOD climate champion, tells us what the experience was like for her.
Continue reading “The time is now to speak up about the climate catastrophe”