Tomorrow: One Climate, One World Campaign evening with Myanmar Partner

10,000 campaign actions have been taken across England and Wales for CAFOD’s One Climate, One World so far!

Fr Pious speaking at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Blackfen last week.

Fr Pious speaking at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Blackfen last week.

To celebrate this success, tomorrow CAFOD supporters will have the opportunity to hear from Fr Pius Win Than, a CAFOD partner from Myanmar who has seen first hand the effects climate change is having on developing communities.

Fr. Pius Win Than is the Associate Director for Caritas Pathein, a local CAFOD partner based in Myanmar. Caritas Pathein works with poor and vulnerable communities in the Diocese of Pathein, helping communities to mitigate disasters through supporting the development of emergency preparedness plans and increasing their understanding of their basic human rights.

The evening will run as follows:

6:00 pm Arrivals
6:30 pm Welcome and opening prayer,
6:35 pm Short update on the One Climate One World campaign
6:50 pm Short talk by Fr Pius
7:05 pm Q&A
7:30 pm Refreshments and informal networking
8:30 pm End of Event

The event will take place at Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7JB, London, United Kingdom. The closest underground station is Lambeth North. There is no charge for the event, but voluntary donations towards Lent Fast Day 2015 are very welcome.

To book places at the talk, please contact CAFOD Westminster on 0208 449 6970 or westminster@cafod.org.uk, or sign up online at cafodclimateevening.eventbrite.co.uk!

In the meantime, if you have not done so already, there’s still time to add your name to the campaign online, find out how to Ask an Election Question about climate change, and sign up for the Climate Coalition lobby of parliament on Wednesday, 17 June!

Step into the Gap Nicaragua – Bernadette: The joy of living is to serve

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Bernadette is one of CAFOD‘s Step into the Gap volunteers. She’s currently working as a chaplain at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy in Blackpool and is visiting CAFOD partners in Nicaragua.

Hola from Nicaragua. There is so much I want to share with you already and I think the easiest way is to give you an insight into the trip so far to give people a whole view of the experience. So here goes, when I said in my pre blog about looking forward to the opportunity to see the work that CAFOD is involved in I never realised how much I would experience so quickly.

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On our first full day in Managua, the capital city, we headed out as a group to meet the Central America CAFOD team based here in Managua. This was an opportunity to…

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Step into the Gap Nicaragua – Country girl at heart

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Steph is spending a year as a Step into the Gap volunteer for CAFOD and is working at Good Shepherd parish in Nelson, Lancashire. Here is an update on her visit to Nicaragua.

We have just come back from an amazing few days staying in rural Nicaragua up by the Honduras border. We stayed with Elizabeth on her family farm called ‘Gracias a Dios’ (Thanks to God). Elizabeth works for ASOMUPRO, one of CAFOD’s partners, so she was our guide for the week. She lives with her parents; Dona Ada and Don Angel, her two younger sisters, her cousin and her brother, his wife and their son Arron on a gorgeous farm complete with pigs, cows, horses, a donkey, hens and dogs!

The Step into the Gap Nicaragua group The Step into the Gap Nicaragua group

Elizabeth is a technical support worker, someone who visits the surrounding communities where ASOMUPRO works. She is the local communication…

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