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

CAFOD Westminster Speak Up!

Last Friday CAFOD Westminster volunteers were joined by other interfaith constituents of Enfield to lobby Conservative MP David Burrowes.

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Speak Up lobby- (Left to right) Michael Walsh , Tony Sheen, Conservative MP David Burrowes, Christine Allen, Billy Lynton, Harfiyah Haleem and Louise

As the winter winds set in, there was no stopping a group of Enfield interfaith constituents from lobbying their Conservative MP David Burrowes as part of CAFOD’s Speak Up campaign.

The group was formed of: Harfiyah Haleem (Islamic Foundation For Ecology And Environmental Sciences and Palmers Green Mosque), Tony Sheen (CAFOD), Michael Walsh (CAFOD volunteer and Parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George), Ellen Wright (Parishioner of The Church of Christ The King and CAFOD volunteer), Christine Allen (Christian Aid and St Monica’s Palmers Green Parishioner ), Louise (St Paul’s Church) and Billy Lynton (Green Party).

The group took the opportunity to raise their concerns about climate change with MP David Burrowes.  Continue reading