Reclaiming Our Common Home

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labour.” Ask yourself this question: ‘if two are better than one, how can we come together to make a positive impact on the world?’

Reclaim Our Common Home is CAFOD’s new campaign is a response to Pope Francis’s call for a new way of thinking about the world, and to take an active part in renewing our troubled societies by embracing the universal values of solidarity and fraternity. Sign our petition to the prime minister

In 2020, we experienced the worst global health crisis in a century. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated lives and shattered families in Britain and across the world, with disastrous consequences for people’s jobs and livelihoods.

The pandemic exposed many of the inadequacies of how our world currently works. It has proved that we need greater cooperation between nations, solidarity between people and a greater focus on the poorest in society.

As Catholics, we are called not to stay silent and not to be passive. This is why Reclaim Our Common Home is a call to action! It’s a call to participate both individually and collectively in rebuilding a more dignified and sustainable world after the pandemic. Click here to find out more.

If you would like to receive regular updates about CAFOD’s campaigns, appeals and other ways you can support CAFOD’s work, click here.

Let’s get ready for 26 February – Fast Day!

This Lent we are focussing on water or rather the lack of it! Abdella lives in Afar one of the hottest regions in Ethiopia and he spends 10 hours every day collecting water for his family. Can you help us support those like Abdella who don’t have a nearby access to safe, clean water? Come and find out how at one of our Lent Appeal meetings.

We have meetings to suit you different days and times, large and small . Conor Molloy’s talk will be recorded on 30th Janaury and played during the subsequent meetings. We will also explore the resources for the Lent Appeal and tell you more about Abdella’s story.

Do get in touch if you would like to discuss how your parish or school can get invovled in Fast Dat 2021, jcrone@cafod.org.uk 07779 804252

Abdella collecting water

All meetings will take place on zoom.

Prepare for Lent by joining a local online meeting

There will be a regional planning meeting for all six dioceses in the south east via Zoom on Saturday 30th January from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a speaker Conor Molloy, our Ethiopia Country Director. Booking for this is via Eventbrite, here

We are holding two other planning meetings via Zoom jointly with Brentwood Diocese.

Thursday 4th February 2.30-3.30pm and Wednesday 10th February 7-8pm. For a link to the Zooms please email jcrone@cafod.org.uk

The right to clean water

Every human being should have access to clean and safe water, but unfortunately this isn’t reality for many people overseas.

If you’d like to learn how you can make a difference to those who have no access to clean water, then join in on our exclusive conversation with Lucy Jardine, Programme Officer Peru to hear about the impact that mining is having on the access to clean water in indigenous communities and how local communities are responding with positive signs of hope to the water crisis.

To book your place click here