Let there be light – for those without it

IMG_9401CAFOD volunteers and supporters came together at St Anthony & Our Lady of Mercy parish in Hull for a short but thoughtful service highlighting our current campaign, Power to be, on Sunday 26th November. The liturgy focussed on people living without access to electricity around the world.
Every child has the ability to achieve great things but with one in six people still living without electricity, the hopes of millions of the world’s children are all too often a distant dream. Safe, reliable, affordable and renewable energy is a major factor in more children living to their fifth birthday; more children completing primary school education and the increased literacy of 15 – 24 year olds. This can be changed so easily with the right will. Renewable energy can transform lives for children so they don’t have to rely on unpredictable, dangerous and unhealthy energy sources such as candles, paraffin lamps and firewood. Whole communities can benefit from access to electricity: powering schools, health clinics and hospitals, homes and small businesses. You can find out more by visiting our website and sign our petition here

 

Journey to Justice- a CAFOD retreat

Jenny Seymour is a volunteer for CAFOD Hallam

In the current political climate it is easy to feel exasperated by the world we live in and the impact current decisions may have on our children and also the wider world.

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CAFOD’s Journey to Justice retreat

As Catholics who believe in God’s creation, CAFOD strives for a more just world that everyone can enjoy:  where everyone has access to the same human rights. The word that underpins all of this is “justice”, a word that was embodied by Oscar Romero.

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Archbishop Oscar Romero

100 years after his birth, Archbishop Romero continues to be an inspiration to CAFOD. To mark this anniversary, we are running a number of retreats across England and Wales called A Journey to Justice. The retreat will give those who attend the opportunity to reflect on their own journey, be inspired and enriched by stories of those who continue to speak out for justice today and follow in the footsteps of the great Oscar Romero.  It’s an opportunity to take time out to reflect in a busy world!

The day long retreats are FREE, but donations are always accepted (of course!).

Find your nearest retreat and register by clicking on the green button near the top of the page.

A major coup for the North-East

 

On Thursday 2nd February at Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. 5.30 pm,  Lord Nicholas Stern will reflect on what’s happened in the ten years since his landmark report on the economic impacts of climate change.

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This will  be followed by a panel discussion on Christian Responses to Climate Change including;

CAFOD’s very own Maria Elena Arana, National Campaign Coordinator for CAFOD.

Professor Bob White FRS, co-author of ‘Hope in an Age of Despair’ 

 Jo Herbert, a young activist from Tearfund

Everyone welcome – no booking required, but come early if you want a seat in the auditorium!

For further information follow link below:

https://cafodhexhamnewcastle.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/4th-jubilee-lecture-email.pdf