This term we have launched a CAFOD Ambassadors’ Club which is engaging students in exploring issues of global justice and faith, while having a lot of fun. These popular sessions are based in the Chaplaincy, fortnightly on Fridays, and this half-term we have been exploring issues of food justice.
We have played food games, exploring hunger and excess. We have done some guerrilla fundraising, distributing packets of sweets and prayers to random strangers (someone in school we didn’t know), and collecting donations to CAFOD’s Harvest Appeal. As the United Nations announced a suite of new sustainable development goals, we created tiffany-style lanterns to celebrate, creating a bit of a Brighten-up Festival feel in the chaplaincy.
In the time before Christmas, we will explore issues of climate change, including Pope Francis’ letter to us all about God’s creation, consumption, and how our lifestyles may create a better relationship between people and the planet, as the United Nations meet in parish to agree how the world can protect our environment for the poorest nations.