April 23, 2020
How are you spending your booked annual leave this spring or summer? Coronavirus (Covid-19) is impacting everyone’s plans – work has been postponed, schools closed, flights cancelled, and everyone is advised to stay at home. Rather than cancelling her annual leave, Barbara Forbes spent a week in silent retreat.
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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.
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April 8, 2020
Nana Anto-Awuakye recalls her visit to Sierra Leone in 2015 at the peak of the Ebola outbreak and reports on the work that CAFOD has begun with local experts in the country now to fight coronavirus.
Continue reading “Covid-19: “We refuse to be overwhelmed by the odds stacked against us””
April 3, 2020
In this unusual time of the coronavirus pandemic, Linda Jones from our Theology team reflects on the signs of hope that can be found this Holy Week and Easter.
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March 23, 2020
Francis Stewart is a member of CAFOD’s Theology team. He reflects on celebrating Lent in the time of coronavirus, and what he’s learning about life’s priorities, how we worship, and the limits to our control.
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March 11, 2020
“Much has been spoken and written about the country of my birth,” says Sylvester Mutsigwa. A year on from Cyclone Idai, CAFOD’s Community Participation Coordinator for Birmingham visited Zimbabwe and found that its recovery is being built on the hope, resilience and love of its people.
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March 6, 2020
The dedicated professionals in our global family tell us that they wouldn’t be able to do their life-saving work without you. CAFOD Director Christine Allen introduces three of these local experts, who work tirelessly throughout the year to bring about long-term change.
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March 4, 2020
Becky Such reflects on the charity gifts from CAFOD that particularly highlight the struggles of women living in poverty.
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February 26, 2020
In this reflection, taken from our Lent calendar for Ash Wednesday, Kathleen from our Theology team considers the opportunity that Lent offers us to make a new start.
February 18, 2020
Peace in Sri Lanka hangs in the balance following the election victory of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa last November. So too does the space for civil society activists such as Jehan Perera and his organisation, the National Peace Council (NPC).
Continue reading “A postcard from Sri Lanka”