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Take Action

Many of One World Week's partners and supporters run campaigns and activities relevant to the OWW theme.

You will find summaries and links below to actions you might wish to take or draw attention to at OWW events.

Action Aid

OWW's partners, Action Aid, campaigns against policies and practices that keep people poor. Find out about their tax dodging campaign here. Tax dodging means depriving governments of the funds to invest in better public services, thus driving people to migrate elsewhere to seek a better life.

Their campaign, "FEARLESS" addresses issues of violence against women - more here .

They do great teaching resources too!-on these and many more topics - more here

Cafod

"Caring for our common home and our global neighbours starts in our own homes and in our own neighbourhoods."

So - for example,  you could switch your home energy supplier - more here

Or try some of the other ideas for tackling climate change here

Refugee Action

Refugees are our neighbours too - Cafod is encouraging people to send them messages of hope.  more on this here

Christian Aid

CHANGE THE STORY - SPEAK FOR HOPE.  Help change the story around refugees.   More here

Taking responsibility for climate change which is hurting our neighbours:

The BIG SHIFT

- The banks are using our money to invest in fossil fuels - you could email your bank to ask them to help combat climate change by moving our money out of fossil fuels and to invest in renewables - more here  watch a very clear film here

 The Big Church Switch

 - persuade your Church to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy - More here about how to do it easily.

There are excellent resources: films, prayers etc. about our responsibilities as good neighbours to stop climate change

Fairtrade Foundation

The Fairtrade Foundation is campaigning, alongside other partners, to make post BREXIT trade deals work for developing countries.

"EU measures currently mean many farmers from the poorest countries do not have to pay tax to import their produce into the UK. If equivalent ones aren’t put in place by our government, the moment we leave these farmers could face a £1 billion import tax bill."

They want you to Email your MP now and educate them on what’s at stake. 

 More here on "BREXIT - TIME TO MAKE TRADE FAIR 

Global Education Week

One World Week is the UK representative of The Council of Europe’s Global Education Week

 

The 2017 week is from 11-19 November. The theme for 2017 is “My world depends on us"

More here

Global Justice Now

Global Justice Now runs significant campaigns which relate to our role as Good Neighbours. Their briefing papers offer insights and analysis into the injustice of systems that cause poverty and suffering for our global and local neighbours.

More on their campaigns here

Specific current actions are detailed here :

- rights of EU citizens in the UK

- "tell M&S to stop funding hate" (i.e. to withdraw their advertising from the Daily Mail.)

- "call on UK to support the "UN declaration of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas"

- "ask the Mayor of London for a fairer energy system".

The Inter Faith Network

Inter Faith Week 2017 will take place from 12 to 19 November 2017

 

New Resource for Interfaith Activities:-

Looking after one another - here. This 2017 publication (6 pages) is especially relevant to OWW's Good Neighbour's theme.

Inter Faith Week Toolkit - here

Next stepshere

 

Islamic Relief

"We believe in working together to campaign and advocate on important issues that affects the lives of many in the UK and across the world. We are working on some of the most pressing issues facing the world today such as climate change, conflict, gender issues and more. To join our campaigning activities and to stay updated please email Maiya Rahman.

Visit their website here

 

MADE

MADE has some great inititiatives for young people to get involved in multifaith Good Neighbour- type activities - here

Global education resources for Muslim Schools and youth actions available - here

Oxfam

The gap between rich and poor is out of control.

You can find out about Oxfam's campaigns to tackle inequality and tax dodging here 

Take OXFAM's quiz about Refugees - here

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Scotland has its own coalition which helped secure the Scottish Climate Change Act targets to reduce emissions by 42% by 2020.

Latest news here

 Stop Climate Chaos Wales

Wales has its own coalition - more about it here

The Climate Coalition

OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition

More about The Climate Coalition here

Week of Action 1st - 9th July 2017 - find out more here

Think Global

Think Global offers ideas and resources for teachers to use in schools and colleges

Courses and resources for teachers - here

New resource about migration - here

Resources about Sustainable Development Goals - here

Help make the case for global learning - here

Trade Justice Movement

OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement.

Click here for more information about their work

TJM has detailed discussion papers related to current trade issues which are very relevant to OWW's Good Neighbour issues:

- the implications of Brexit for trade and international development - here 

- an alternative vision for trade policy- here 

- trade policy designed to explicitly support the Sustainable Development Goals and the development goals of communities in the world’s poorest countries: here

Traidcraft

Traidcraft has a range of campaigns  - news of them here

Current campaigns include: Trade and the opportunities Brexit offers to negotiate fair trade deals with developing countries that benefit everyone; lots of information and a report here

Asking Sainsbury’s to bring back Fairtrade! Here

UNITED for Intercultural Action

OWW is a member of this European Network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees. More about the Network here

Please note: United is in the process of updating the addresses of member organisations. They have not yet entered the current contact details for OWW that we have sent them.