February 5, 2020
The Pacific Islands are made up of thousands of small islands, each with their own unique cultures. For many of us, the Pacific Islands symbolise paradise. But for communities in the Pacific, the shores of the climate crisis creep ever closer. Continue reading “Generations Unite with the Pacific Islands”
January 29, 2020
The Amazon region is huge and critical to our planet’s health. Yet 20 per cent of its forest has already been destroyed.
As the climate crisis affects Amazonian people’s lives in increasing ways, indigenous community leaders such as Delio, 29, are responding to the urgency of the situation. Continue reading “Generations Unite with the Amazon”
October 15, 2019
Mauricio López is the Executive Secretary of REPAM – a Catholic Church network CAFOD supports that promotes the rights and dignity of the people in the Amazon. As the Amazon Synod takes place, Mauricio tells us about the threats indigenous communities in the Amazon face and the important role they play in protecting our planet. Continue reading “Standing alongside indigenous communities”
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?”
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 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”
June 20, 2019
Becky, our Campaigns Writer explores how CAFOD’s London headquarters, Romero House, helps the environment through a wealth of eco-friendly systems. Continue reading “How our office helps the environment”
May 30, 2019
Father Hugh Pollock and Stephen Garsed are CAFOD campaigners and joined us for the climate change summit in Poland. They tell us about a few bits they saw and the fired-up attitude they have brought home. Continue reading “Witnessing action on the climate crisis”
May 21, 2019
Allie Phillip leads Caritas St Lucia’s ‘Youth Emergency Action Committees’ (YEACs), which help vulnerable communities be their own first responders when disasters strike.
St Lucia is in the ‘hurricane belt’ of the Caribbean. The YEACs are run by young people who train other community members to be prepared for, mitigate, and manage responses to extreme weather.
Allie also coordinates the Church’s regional emergency response and the network of YEACs in the Caribbean. Hurricane Irma in 2017 was a particularly bad hurricane, killing people and destroying communities in 14 countries.
Here, Allie offers Sam from our campaigns team her reflections on her current work, climate change and young people. Continue reading ““Our needs back home are being considered””
May 16, 2019
We asked Step into the Gap volunteer Kezia Harow to share her experience on campaigning for net zero with young people and how others can get involved. Continue reading “Be a Zero Hero and be part of the solution”