February 10, 2021
On 4 October last year, the Vatican released Pope Francis’ newest encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. CAFOD’s Head of Theology, Linda Jones, shares her reflections on this much anticipated work.
Continue reading “Love beyond boundaries and borders: A reflection on Fratelli Tutti”
February 5, 2021
In her role as a CAFOD parish volunteer, Jenny Hayward-Jones is getting creative about preparing for Lent. She has five suggestions for how you can run CAFOD’s Lent Appeal in your parish this year despite the current restrictions affecting us all.
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February 4, 2021
Everything that Nohad Al-Mir owned – including the house that she was born in – was destroyed in the massive explosions that shook Beirut last August. Six months on, she is slowly trying to piece her life back together.
Continue reading “Memories are all that remain in Beirut”
February 2, 2021
CAFOD volunteer Julie Valentine shares three ideas for how to join the Walk for Water challenge if doing 10,000 steps a day doesn’t work for you.
Continue reading “10,000 steps a day? I can’t do that!”
January 26, 2021
Apart from tie your shoes, that is! Hannah from CAFOD’s fundraising team suggests some fun craft ideas for shoelaces to make use of your green Walk for Water laces – if you aren’t wearing them on your feet.
Continue reading “Five craft ideas you can do with shoelaces”
January 22, 2021
CAFOD supporters from all over England and Wales braved the cold to take part in our virtual national fun run over Christmas, raising almost £20,000 so far. Ciara Hogan, our Community Participation Coordinator in the Shrewsbury diocese, looks back on the event.
Continue reading “Running off Christmas with CAFOD”
January 8, 2021
Prompted by lockdown and the events of the last 12 months, David Ross wanted a will he could be proud of. He rewrote his will to include a gift for CAFOD that will help families around the world to carry on in hope.
Continue reading “A will that reflects my Catholic faith and how I live that out”
January 5, 2021
As we all adapt to the new lockdown rules, Hannah Patterson from our Fundraising department shares the ways she and her family are coping, and some ideas to keep hopeful in the coming weeks.
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January 4, 2021
CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen, considers how Pope Francis’ latest encyclical Fratelli Tutti can inspire us all to be a force for change this year and help to build a fairer world.
Continue reading “2021: A year for action and transformation”
January 1, 2021
Christmas Day is behind us and 2021 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 2021 off to a green start”