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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Introducing Patrick – our new campaign volunteer co-ordinator

After spending nearly eight years serving in the British army, one Bradford University graduate is now enjoying his time working as a volunteer for aid agency CAFOD. 

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Patrick Chabviaka, CAFOD Leeds’ campaign volunteer co-ordinator

Patrick Chabviaka has been CAFOD Leeds’ campaign volunteer co-ordinator since February after taking a particular interest in international development.

Patrick said: “I graduated from university in 2014 having done an international development course but there is only so much you can learn through theories.

“I realise now what a huge role organisations like CAFOD play and I now have a better idea how campaigns work.”

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From Saltaire to Bolivia: Lecture on the effects of UK aid in Bolivia at Leeds Trinity University

A West Yorkshire aid worker is set to deliver a lecture at Leeds Trinity University about how UK aid has made a life changing impact in Bolivian communities.

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Nikki Evans first visited Bolivia in 1998

On May 4, Nikki Evans from Saltaire, will give a special lecture, beginning at 7pm, about her experiences living in Latin America as aid agency CAFOD’s Bolivia Programme Officer.

 The talk, which is part of Leeds Trinity University’s annual development series, will reflect on her time spent living in La Paz, Bolivia, working alongside communities and local organisations and the effect that UK aid has had on these communities.

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