Come and meet Tukura from Zimbabwe

Power to the peopleYou are warmly invited to come along to a Power to the People event at St Cuthbert’s, 130, Stockton Road, Hartlepool TS25 5AX from 12 – 2:00pm or at St Cuthbert’s Albion Road West, North Shields NE29 0JB from 5:30 – 7:00pm on 8th July to meet other local CAFOD volunteers, hear from CAFOD partner Takura Gwatinyanya from Zimbabwe, and get up-to-date on the latest on our climate and energy campaign. To register for the above events call our Hexham and Newcastle team on 0191 384 4847

Can’t make it that day?

Join us online on Friday, 15 July at 1pm to hear from Takura Gwatinaya from Caritas Harare in Zimbabwe.  This webinar will help inspire, inform and equip you for action, whether you are new to CAFOD or an experienced campaigner.


Defending rights in Colombia

Colombian partners-13Human rights defenders in Colombia play a key role in defending marginalised and vulnerable communities and exposing abuses committed by legal and illegal armed actors. Consequently they are at particular risk of attack, intimidation, stigmatisation, persecution, displacement or even death. In 2015, 63 defenders were killed in Colombia. The defenders most at risk are those living outside the major cities and often those in rural areas advocating for the return of lands from which they have been displaced. Attacking and silencing defenders has a profound impact on the continuation of the conflict because achieving truth, justice and reparation are essential to building a sustainable peace.

Through an EC funded project CAFOD and our Caritas partner SNPS focusses on four in regions prioritised by the Colombian government under the new land restitution programme. We are very pleased to welcome Nubia, Hildemaro and Liney to our North East Volunteer Forum this Saturday and to Our Lady’s parish, Acomb on Sunday. Grateful thanks are extended to the Carmelite Community for their generosity in offering hospitality to our visitors during their stay.

Step into the Gap Nicaragua – Bernadette: The joy of living is to serve

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Bernadette is one of CAFOD‘s Step into the Gap volunteers. She’s currently working as a chaplain at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy in Blackpool and is visiting CAFOD partners in Nicaragua.

Hola from Nicaragua. There is so much I want to share with you already and I think the easiest way is to give you an insight into the trip so far to give people a whole view of the experience. So here goes, when I said in my pre blog about looking forward to the opportunity to see the work that CAFOD is involved in I never realised how much I would experience so quickly.

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On our first full day in Managua, the capital city, we headed out as a group to meet the Central America CAFOD team based here in Managua. This was an opportunity to…

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