September 26, 2019
Yael Eshel is CAFOD’s Emergency Response Officer for Indonesia. Here she shares stories from a recent visit to Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, where she met families affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2018, and found out how they are rebuilding their lives thanks to donations from CAFOD supporters. Continue reading “Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Residents remain positive 12 months on”
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?”
September 12, 2019
Lizzie is one of CAFOD’s Step into the Gap alumni. She had a great experience speaking at Mass for Harvest Fast Day, and she hopes you will do the same this year.
Continue reading “Speak at Mass this Harvest Fast Day”
September 6, 2019
Monica Conmee works in our Education team. With many children and young people going back to school this week, she explains why education is such an important part of CAFOD’s work.
Continue reading “Back to school: Our work with children and young people”
September 3, 2019
Susan Kambalu is Secondary Inset Coordinator at CAFOD. Here she shares how her experience of working with young people has helped her develop new courses as part of the Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning programme, supported by the British Council. Continue reading “Putting faith into action in schools”
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 15, 2019
On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Linda Jones from our Theology team reflects on the different qualities of Our Lady, and how she can inspire us to have the strength and courage to act.
A couple of months ago, when I was walking along the Pointe du Raz cliffs in Brittany, I came across a beautiful statue of Our Lady. Here she is known as Our Lady of the Shipwrecked. She looks compassionately on a man reaching towards her in seeming despair.
As I walked on, I thought about the different ways we see Mary. I wondered about the many different titles that have been bestowed on her – Star of the Sea, Queen of Creation, Blessed Mother, and more. What qualities are we focusing on in each of them? There are so many aspects of her that inspire us at different times in our lives. Continue reading “The Feast of the Assumption: Mary, Mother of the Poor”
August 13, 2019
Step into the Gap volunteer Kezia Harrow reflects on her year with CAFOD, what she learnt and the three words that sum up her experience on our gap year programme. Continue reading “Step into the Gap: A year of faith, fun and friendship”
August 9, 2019
When the pupils at Saint Joseph’s Primary School in Todmorden decided to take the pledge to LiveSimply, little did they know that one year later Bishop John Arnold would be visiting to commend their achievements. Continue reading “How one school’s LiveSimply pledge has transformed their community”
August 8, 2019
Madeline Woods is a Step into the Gap volunteer who has recently finished her year on the programme. She looks back on the past year, the opportunities it presented and what being a ‘gapper’ means to her. Continue reading “Step into the Gap: Looking back on my gap year with CAFOD”