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Faith in action: COP26

On the streets of Glasgow, surrounded by thousands of proactive and passionate young people, I felt the epitome of faith in action. It was one of the most profoundly powerful moments of my life - channeling my faith into the fight for climate justice. Photo by Thom Flint (CAFOD) In early November, I was fortunate... Continue Reading →

Greetings from the UK!

Meet the ‘Step into the Gap’ members of CAFOD’s young adult delegation to Glasgow for COP26! CAFOD’s 36-person young adult delegation will be coming together in Glasgow to take part in the Global Day of Action over the middle weekend of COP. Here the eight ‘Step into the Gap’ volunteers tell us why they are looking forwards to... Continue Reading →

Moving Together: memories from camp

I was asked to write about my experience at the Our Common Home Camp, a camp of ecological conversion. The etymology of the word “conversion” refers to a circular movement that doesn’t take you somewhere but has its purpose in moving, “living this way”, around the center. “Ecology being in the center” really means “love... Continue Reading →

Our Common Home: A poem

We need to protect our common homeLet’s respect our Earth- it’s the only home we’ve knownBut this doesn’t mean it’s ours to own. The Earth has fallen victim to the greedy capitalist syndromeAttitudes of excess we need to dethrone.Climate change isn’t being overblown, we’ve made the Earth more prone-Why condone a system that has destroyed the... Continue Reading →

Fight Climate Change, Save the Reindeer!

After spending a week with 34 fellow CAFOD campaigners from Katowice, Poland, I returned to Hallam stunned. Why? Because I had been exposed to a reality that is uncomfortable, that affects me directly and which will affect my one-year-old granddaughter, Ada, even more, if we don’t take the opportunity we have right now to avert it.... Continue Reading →

An ecological conversion

It was an early start this morning. My alarm went off at 6am and now, we are sat on a train on our way to the camp. To come to Brussels I’ve had to take three days off work so essentially I’m on holiday right now. There are plenty of 25 year olds that would... Continue Reading →

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