August 4, 2020
Our Fundraising Events Executive, Neil Roper, joined us shortly before lockdown began in the UK. He explains what inspired him to get into fundraising, the challenges he’s faced while many events have been unable to go ahead, and how CAFOD’s Summer of Hope is helping our supporters recreate the things we’ve been missing out on.
Continue reading “Fundraising during lockdown: challenges and signs of hope”
August 3, 2020
After parish events were cancelled due to lockdown, CAFOD volunteer Ann Smith from Milton Keynes decided to hold her own socially-distanced garden party. She shares her inspiration and explains why she’s urging others to recreate summer events in aid of CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal.
Continue reading “Could you hold your own Summer of Hope garden party?”
July 30, 2020
We can’t return to the normality of before the coronavirus pandemic, says Omar Serrano. When all of this is over, none of us will be the same person we were before.
Continue reading “Creating a new normal in El Salvador”
July 29, 2020
During the coronavirus pandemic, the government in Honduras is increasing its repression and stigmatisation of human rights defenders. Furthermore, despite the risks posed by coronavirus for workers, some mining companies are continuing their activities with the approval of the government. Jess Michelmore, from CAFOD’s Latin America team, shares the story of Juana, a human rights defender from Honduras.
Continue reading “Defending land and life in Honduras”
July 28, 2020
With your essential support, our local experts can put a three-part plan into action that will save lives and rebuild hope for families and communities. Geoff O’Donoghue, CAFOD’s Director of Operations, explains how.
Continue reading “Coronavirus Appeal: Together we can survive, rebuild and heal”
July 9, 2020
Maria Elena Arana, CAFOD’s Campaign Outreach Coordinator, tells us how CAFOD’s debt campaigning has transformed over the years and how now, more than ever, we need to speak up once more to cancel all debt.
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June 30, 2020
After her summer pilgrimage was cancelled, CAFOD volunteer Bernadette Goddard decided to complete the 480-mile journey around her local area. She hopes that this ambitious challenge will raise £480 – £1 for every mile walked.
Continue reading “Walking the Camino de Santiago during lockdown”
June 23, 2020
CAFOD’s Summer of Hope aims to inspire children and young people, and their families, to recreate the events they will miss this summer, to have fun and to raise funds for our Coronavirus Appeal. Kathleen O’Brien describes how the Education team came up with the idea for Summer of Hope after lockdown began and schools closed.
Continue reading “Creating a hopeful summer”
June 19, 2020
During World Refugee Week, Yasmin Kayali, co-founder of charity Basmeh and Zeitooneh (B&Z) and CAFOD partner, explains the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has brought to refugee communities and how she is working alongside these communities to help them better prepare for the future.
Continue reading “How I’m working alongside Syrian refugees in Lebanon to help them build a better future ”
May 15, 2020
Five years on from its publication – writes CAFOD’s Head of Theology, Linda Jones – Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical still challenges us to think again, to think differently, and to renew our commitment to bring about positive change.
Continue reading “Shaping the future of our planet through Laudato Si’”