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

Campaigns Volunteer Speaks Up for Climate Change

CAFOD campaign volunteer and parishioner at St. Lawrence’s Parish, Feltham, Miriam McEneaney, met with her local MP for the first time following the Climate Coalitions Week of Action. After meeting with Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra, she speaks about her experience.

 “Before the week of action, I phoned Seema’s Hounslow constituency office to make an appointment to see her in her surgery.”

“I met with Seema on Friday 28 October and she was lovely. She was very approachable and she made me feel at ease straight away. I did not want to bombard her with facts so I gave her the literature prepared by CAFOD – a sheet entitled “UK leadership on climate change and energy at home and abroad”.  Continue reading

Power to the People | 6th July 2016

Speak Up week of action campaign is back! Last week in conjunction with Laudato Si’ CAFOD is encouraging all of us to Speak Up this autumn for the love of Go’s creation and our global family. 

A year ago, CAFOD along with 9000 members of the public called on their local MPs for action against climate change. Last year leaders around the world agreed to act on climate change, this year CAFOD is more motivated than ever to make sure our government upholds its promises.

The Power to the People event on Wednesday 6th July, was highly informative and inspiring. This year between the 8th – 16th October marks CAFODs Speak Up week of action, in which you have the chance to Speak Up to you local MP and call for action on climate change and energy access. The event on Wednesday demonstrated the close links between Laudato Si’ and our brothers and sisters who do not have access to renewable energy resources.

‘I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. We need a conversation which includes everyone’ (Laudato Si’ #14) Continue reading