Hustings in Swansea

Michael Doyle, Campaign volunteer from Tenby

On the last evening in May (Wednesday 31), the stage was set for International Hustings in Swansea at St Mary’s Church.

The event was jointly organised by the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and the Church in Wales and was chaired by the Rt Revd John Davies, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.

It was an opportunity for our campaign volunteers from CAFOD to question representatives from the main political parties about key international issues within the remit of Westminster and the UK government.

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Pope calls for new Spiritual and Corporal Work of Mercy

Africa-Kenya-plain_opt_fullstory_largeThursday 1 September was the second World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and Pope Francis has used the day to say that destroying our environment is a sin.

Pope Francis yet again showed his knack for surprises and his openness to “newness” by adding the care of creation to the traditional sets of both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Our eighth work of corporal and spiritual work of mercy is ‘To care for our common home’.  

It calls for a “grateful contemplation of God’s world.” And “simple daily gestures which break with the logic of violence, exploitation and selfishness” and “makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world.” Continue reading

Schools volunteers needed!

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Can you inspire young people?

Can you inspire young people?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking to recruit a number of new volunteers in join our Education team working in schools across the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the diocese of Menevia. Continue reading

Our future leaders tell us what they thought of #GGC14

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On the 27th June over 70 young people from across Wales gathered at Archbishop McGrath High School for the first all-Wales sixth form leadership conference organised by the CAFOD South Wales team. Following the conference we have heard the thoughts of some of the students who attended and we want to say a huge THANK YOU! The day could not have been such a success without the support and enthusiasm of the young people who came along as well as the teachers and school staff who accompanied them. Continue reading

Olivia tells us about her experience at #GGC14

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Last week we hosted our first ever All Wales Sixth Form Conference and welcomed over 70 students to spend the day unlocking their leadership potential. We had a great time working together in workshops to learn about CAFOD and how to inspire others! Olivia, a sixth former from St Albans RC High School in Pontypool, tells us about her experience of the day… Continue reading

Welsh teens meet Jenny Willott MP on trip to parliament

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Jenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, met sixth form students from St David’s College when they visited the Houses of Parliament as part of an event organised by CAFOD to encourage young people to engage with politics, campaigning and to develop their leadership skills. Continue reading