1st – 9th July: Week of Action

Thank you Fr Donato Goffredo for calling in to see us in the CAFOD Volunteer Centre and hear about our #PowerToBe campaign.

Fr DonFr Donato signed and posted his ‘Power to Be’ campaign action card to call on Melanie Robinson, the UK’s representative at the World Bank, to shift the balance to support renewable energy which tackles poverty, so everyone can have the chance to fulfil their God-given potential

Fr Donato is a Missionary priest from the Verona Fathers’ community based in Leeds, on his visit to the Volunteer Centre based at Hinsley Hall in Leeds, he told us about the work of The Comboni Missionaries in Malawi and how important it is for all parish communities to support the ‘Power to Be’ campaign.

You can order campaign cards and other resources to take part in the ‘Week of Action’ between 1st – 9th July in your church, school or local community.

Let us know how you get on with your card signing in your parish leeds@cafod.org.uk we would love to see your pictures

If you would like more information about volunteering to support our campaigning, please call (0113) 275 9302 or fill in this volunteer form.

All Welcome for Leeds livesimply Workshop

All are welcome for a Leeds workshop on how to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor. 

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CAFOD’s livesimply award was given to St Benedict’s parish in Leeds

The event is open to anyone interested in learning about these values on Saturday June 24 at St Benedict’s parish centre on Aberford Road.
 
The workshop comes after St Benedict’s were the first parish in the Leeds diocese to be given CAFOD’s livesimply award.
 
The livesimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.”

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Connect2 Scheme Inspires CAFOD Volunteers

As part of volunteers’ week, we spoke to two Leeds volunteers who have dedicated their time towards aid agency CAFOD’s exciting Connect2 campaign. Connect2 world image and logo

Connect2 links communities in England & Wales with people in Brazil, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Cambodia and Peru. 

The scheme is built on CAFOD’s values of solidarity and partnership, where parishes in the UK are able to stand alongside communities overseas to fight against poverty and injustice.

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