On Tuesday 3rd December, we at the CAFOD South Wales office will be holding a card signing event as part of the Messages to the Brave campaign.
Please feel free to come to the office (North Chambers, Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BX – through the wooden folding doors and up the stairs) anytime between 11am-3pm to write your own card to one of our environmental heroes.
What is the ‘Messages to the Brave’ campaign?
The Messages to the Brave campaign was launched to highlight how attacks on human and land rights defenders are on the increase.
Last year, the equivalent of three people a week were murdered trying to defend their lands and rights. Hundreds more were threatened or criminalised.
These defenders protect more than their own land. Forests and soils help stop climate change and provide air and water for everyone to enjoy.
As these communities try to stop big businesses fencing off their land, tearing down forests and filling rivers with pollution, CAFOD’s campaign is calling on people to use the tradition of written Christmas messages to stand in solidarity with those under attack.
How to write your message
Writing a message is easy. Speak from the heart, and be as personal as you can – it makes a big difference.
Use Google to translate short messages, but don’t worry too much about this bit!
What if I can’t attend on the day?
If you can’t make it to a card signing event, you can organise your own event in your parish, or write your own personal card and send it to:
Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London, SE1 7JB