the Great Generation: Westminster volunteer Nathan talks about taking action!

Westminster volunteer Nathan (left) during the Solidarity Walk for Water in May

Westminster volunteer Nathan recently got an opportunity to guest edit CAFOD’s Great Generation E-News.  In his article, Nathan talks about his busy year so far, including everything from taking part in his first Pedal Against Poverty cycle ride, to persuading Archbishop Vincent Nichols to take part in Pass it On, and even to what it was like to rise early and walk in solidarity with those who wake early to queue for water in the developing world:

“On the 15 May, I joined over 30 volunteers at 5am, for a solidarity march along the banks of the river Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster Cathedral. The march was inspired by the story of Esther, who gets up at 5am every day to fetch water. I really enjoyed hearing what the other volunteers had been doing for the ‘Thirst for Change’ campaign. For Instance, Jim Quinn had just finished walking along the banks of the Grand Union canal.

Along his journey Jim was getting people to take part in the campaign by filling out campaign cards and water droplets. When we arrived at Westminster Cathedral, we arranged ourselves into a ‘river of change’, displaying all the water droplets that had messages and prayers written on them. Despite the cold and rain, it was inwardly fulfilling to have been part of the day.”

Read more from Nathan on CAFOD’s Great Generation Blog: http://blog.cafod.org.uk/2012/06/25/great-generation-volunteering-in-westminster/

Interested in volunteering yourself?  There are a number of ways to get involved and put your faith in action, including speaking at mass, writing to your MP, visiting schools or organising events in your parish community.  If you’re interested in learning more, why not get in touch?  Contact us at westminster@cafod.org.uk or 0208 449 6970.

Only have a minute to spare but still want to take action?  Time is running out to add your name to our petition calling on the Brazilian government to stop the evictions in the Mauá community in São Paulo.  Visit: http://www.cafod.org.uk/take-action/brazil-stop-the-evictions and sign on today!

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