CAFOD – Tackling Poverty and Injustice

CAFOD hosts a successful evening on Tackling Poverty and Injustice at the Parish of St Hugh of Lincoln

On Wednesday 30 November, over 21 people attended CAFOD’s Tacking Poverty and Injustice evening, with representatives from both Letchworth Garden City, the local catholic schools and neighbouring Parishes in Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City.

CAFOD Tackling Poverty and Injustice evening

CAFOD Tackling Poverty and Injustice evening

The meeting was opened by Father Jimmy Garvey, CAFOD Westminster Community Participation Coordinator Tony Sheen took the opportunity to thank attendees for their support of CAFOD over the years and particularly at the twice yearly Fast Days, which enables us to:

  • Respond to support people affected by humanitarian Emergencies such as those in Syria and who have fled as refugees to neighbouring countries such as Lebanon
  • Support  people with food water and shelter and counselling
  • Support communities affected by extreme weather conditions which might be extreme floods or drought and helping them to adapt to these situations and grow sufficient food

At the event CAFOD were able to inform and inspire the attendees about all the great work CAFOD does, from Fairtrade to World Gifts, to Prayer and the Lamepdusa Cross.

CAFOD Latin America Communications Officer Tania Dalton speaking to the attendees about CAFODs work overseas

CAFOD Latin America Communications Officer Tania Dalton speaking to the attendees about CAFODs work overseas

CAFOD Westminster Community Participation Coordinator Tony Sheen was aslo able to share about the focus country of this years Harvest Fast Day which was Bolivia, sharing the Long Term development stories as part of our Hands On project. You too can sign up to Hands On, if you do sign up to Hands On, you will hear from the communities on the Altiplano for the entirety of their two-year project.

 

CAFOD campaigns both here and overseas, to takle the causes of Climate Change. Pope Francis has inspired us through his Laudato Si’ encyclical about climate change, growing global inequality and the destruction of nature as the greatest threats facing the human family.

CAFOD would like to thank Tania and Tony for speaking at CAFOD’s Tacking Poverty and Injustice evening, as well as those that attended the event. If you would like to hear more about the work CAFOD do overseas visit our wesbite, or contact our CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre: westminster@cafod.org.uk or 0208 449 6970

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