There is still time to organise Power to Be Campaign in your Parish!

Fr Chinedu signing a Power to Be campaign card

Fr Chinedu signing a Power to Be campaign card

Approaching the end of the Church’s year with the precious space in the parish newsletter long since committed to notices about schools admissions, special Advent services and carol concerts, it was rather a tardy, hurried and speculative notion to have CAFOD’s Power to be card signing in my Parish last weekend. The issues were complex. The goal of the exercise was clear enough: it was aimed at helping poor people to gain access to electricity, but it involved asking the World Bank, which was already doing this, to change its policy so that the overwhelmingly carbon dependent projects were replaced by power production through solar and other renewable schemes. And we also had to announce that we were handing out CAFOD World gift catalogues that weekend too!  Would that be too much even for our CAFOD- friendly priests to announce in the notices? Would it be lost on the people? Continue reading

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