Campaign co-ordinators -Paul, Stella (Menevia), John (Cardiff) and Therese (Herefordshire)
On Monday 22 May, our new Campaign co-ordinators met in the Cardiff Volunteer Centre to look at the new Power to Be campaign and how we would like more of our parish communities in Cardiff and Menevia to put their faith into action by getting involved in campaigning on behalf of the world’s poorest communities.
Stella Westmacott and her husband Paul, have a wealth of knowledge about environmental issues and based in the lovely parish of Holy Cross, Pontyberem near Carmarthen. John Fellows is our go-to campaigner in the Metropolitan Cathedral in Cardiff where he is parishioner.
We are looking to get as many people as possible involved in CAFOD’s next week of action on climate change, coming up from 1- 9 July 2017.
We are here to help encourage and support people to organise local events during the week, and if possible, inviting their newly elected local MP to join them.
CAFOD exercises strong and transparent stewardship of your donations to ensure that the money reaches the communities in most need.
But campaigning is an intrinsic part of our work. We need to raise awareness of the root cases of poverty and the structures that keep people in poverty. Sadly climate change hit the world’s poorest communities first and hardest.
So we are looking for volunteers to help with the Power To Be campaign. It’s a sad fact but one in six people in the world are still living without electricity. The hopes of millions of children are too often a distant dream.
Kieran O’Brien with Campaign co-ordinators
Here are the answers to many frequently asked questions.
There are many ways to get involved and Stella, John and Therese will be contacting parishes across the dioceses to ask if you can get involved.
If you would like more information before their call, then please get in touch.
The warming caused by huge consumption on the part of some rich countries has repercussions on the poorest areas of the world, especially Africa, where a rise in temperature, together with drought, has proved devastating for farming. Pope Francis (Laudato Si’ #51)