Volunteer Experience: Meet CAFOD Volunteer John Mooney

Meet CAFOD Volunteer, John Mooney, who has been instrumental in campaigning against Poverty and Injustice!

John Mooney attending the Climate for Justice campaign march

John Mooney attending the Climate for Justice campaign march with Tony Sheen, Kathleen Nyland and Rosemary Dalton

John has been an active Campaign Volunteer both in his own Parish of St John Vianney, West Green Road , Tottenham as well as in neighbouring Parishes in the Haringey Deanery over 13 years.

John has done great work making his own Parish the first live simply parish in the Diocese back in 2013, check out our blog! Continue reading

Volunteering Experience: CAFOD Campaigns Volunteer Coordinator Miriam

Get to know Miriam who is the new Campaign Volunteer Coordinator for the Westminster diocese.

“My name is Miriam McEneaney and I would like to introduce myself as your new Campaign Volunteer Coordinator.  I am a parishioner at St. Lawrence’s Parish, Feltham.”

Miriam McEneaney

CAFOD Campaigns Volunteer Coordinator Miriam McEneaney

“I have supported CAFOD Lent and Harvest Fast Days for a number of years.  It was following an Understanding CAFOD day in the Westminster Diocese in January 2013 that I really got involved.”

“My parish hosts regular CAFOD coffee mornings but I could never attend because of work commitments. It was at one of  Understanding CAFOD days that I learnt about being a campaign volunteer. Becoming a campaign volunteer was perfect as it is something you can blend into your life.”

“I also became a MPC (MP Correspondent). You write to your MP about three times a year. It does not take up a huge amount of time but is very productive. I feel passionate about CAFOD’s campaigns and really believe that together with raising awareness, we can connect the poor to the powerful.”

Thank you Miriam for everything you’ve done for CAFOD and we very much looking forward to working with you in the future!

Have you been inspired by Miriam’s interview? Would you like to find out more about becoming a campaigns volunteer for CAFOD? Check out our website to find out more.
How to become a CAFOD Campaigns Volunteer

Fairtrade Fortnight and the Westminster Fairtrade Diocese Campaign 2017

CAFOD encourage us all to become a Fairtrade diocese in partnership with Westminster Justice and Peace.

Westminster Justice and Peace in partnership with CAFOD, putting Fairtrade in their break at Fairtrade talk.

Westminster Justice and Peace in partnership with CAFOD, putting Fairtrade in their break at Fairtrade talk.

Westminster Justice and Peace are pleased to announce that there are now 95 parishes in the diocese signed up to Fairtrade, and in partnership with CAFOD we are pressing on to become a Fairtrade diocese.

In partnership with Westminster Justice and Peace, CAFOD assisted to organised two important talks during Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March) on Brexit and its implications for trade justice.  Mary Milne in Hitchin and Emilie Schultze in Holborn, along with the Campaigns team for the Traidcraft company, who explained that leaving the EU will probably mean leaving both the Single Market and the Customs Union, so that all trade negotiations will need to be renegotiated.  Continue reading