What is One World Week?
One World Week is a Development Education Charity*. Each year, "The Week" is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally.
* Charity No: 1107762
ONE WORLD WEEK 2015 is planned for 18th to 25th October 2015; the theme will focus on issues of inequality in relation to global justice and poverty.
OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement.
Click on the logo for more information about their work
TJM is currently monitoring the progress of the negotiation in secret of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) betwen the EU and the USA. They believe that this treaty,if passed, "...will prioritise investor interests over the government’s ability to protect the interests of people and our environment, and will undermine important elements of our democratic framework."
More information about the issues in the news story (above in the right column), "Why you should be concerned about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP)"
Lots more information and news about the negotiations and how you can take action can be found on the 'NO TTIP' website here
A European Citizens' Action is petitioning to stop the TTIP and CETA (a similar agreement between Canada and Europe) - more here
Further news and updates available from
Global Justice Now website here
OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition (formerly the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition)
THIS VALENTINE’S DAY 2015
This year, world leaders will make decisions
that will affect us all.
We need them to feel our love for things
we could lose to climate change.
Watch out for a breath-taking film.
Make, wear and share green hearts.
Tell the world what you love and
want to protect from climate change.
Show the love.
Other featured campaigns include: "putting the breaks on fracking"
to prevent damage to the local environment and adding yet more carbon to speed up climate change.
Scotland has its own colition which helped secure the Scottish Climate Change Act targets to reduce emissions by 42% by 2020. See the video about how they organised here
SCC SCOTLAND will use Valentines Day 2015 to kickstart this important year of climate action by highlighting the things people love that are affected by global warming.
Success for the transparency campaign! The government announced in October 2013 that it would crack down on phantom firms by making a public register of exactly who owns what in the UK. Follow-up action is needed to make it work for developing countries. You can take action for Tax justice, here.
The CLIMATE JUSTIVE campaign continues with ONE MILLION WAYS.
Christian Aid has launched "Green Light", a joint campaign with ShareAction to persuade our Pension Funds to invest in a sustainable future instead of one of increasing climate change driven by investment in fossil fuels. More here - Ideal for exploring using money ethically in your OWW events.
New Climate Action
Great resources and ideas to use in One World Week. here
Life style tips to help you start Living Differently. here
Fairtrade Fortnight 2015 will be focussing on how buying Fairtrade products can change the lives of the producers and their communities: think clean water; education; street lights; investment in organic production... (More here from the Fairtrade Foundation website)
OWW's partners, Action Aid, are campaigning against tax dodging.
click on the logo to find out more
This is an important element in the challenge to address inequality - part of OWW's 2015 theme
Formerly the World Development Movement
The new name has been chosen to state better the movement's values and aims in the 21st Century.(more here from the new website) It will continue to campaign for a world where resources are controlled by the many, not the few; and work in solidarity with social movements to fight the causes of poverty and injustice.
Take back our world! - 21 Feb 2015 - the launch event of Global Justice Now, the new name for WDM in 2015. Featuring international speakers, films, workshops, music and an exhibition of Mexican street art. Register to join in here
Current campaigns (more here) include:
Stop the corporate takeover of Africa's food
Trade deals and the corporate power grab
launched on 29 Oct Oxfam's campaign to tackle inequality:
The gap between rich and poor is out of control. Oxfam's 'Even It Up' campaign aims to do something about it. More here
campaining for tougher EU rules to break the control supermarkets have over our food supply chains. If you'd like to help visit the Traidcraft website here
Why not follow us on our social networking sites?
Call For Climate Action
For the love of each other, this spring, we are standing with over 100 organisations to call for climate action for the sake of all the things that matter most.
For the love of the food on our plates. For the love of our global neighbours. For the Love of Somerset, the Arctic and the Great Barrier Reef. For the love of country walks and Britain's beautiful seasons.
For the love of all the things we care about, we're taking climate change seriously. And we're not alone.
It’s time to stand up, for the love of each other, and demand action.
Will you share what you love? (www.fortheloveof.org.uk)
For the love of video
Recently Added Resources
Quotes about "Living Differently" (and each of the 3 elements of the theme) - use them to start discussions, in press releases, as talking points in any event. (added 14 Oct 2014)
Resource leaflets "Finding out more about ethical investment: website links" (Word .docx) (contributed byPhilip Hayllar, Portsmouth OWW Oct 2014)
Living Differently - Featuring food/a meal in your event? These resources from CAFOD could enhance the menu! (amended Oct. 2014)
'Living Differently -a selection of videos to inform and entertain' (updated Oct. 2014)
wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two word.docs) - suitable for use with the 'Living Differently' theme
2014 Worship resources for the "Using money ethically" element of the "Living Differently" theme (added 13 October 2014)
2014 - A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for reflection (added 25 September 2014)
2014 Worship Anthology for "Living Differently" plus supplementary material (added 21 Sept. 2014)
Press Release Template for publicising your event 2014 (word.doc) (issued 30 Sep.2014)
Publicity materials for 2014 'Living Differently' (pdf)
Evaluation form for organisers to report back to OWW - 2014 (added September 2014)
Working with Others -in 2014 - Ideas for events and links to OWW Partners and their resources (updatedvariously from July -September 2014)
Event participants feedback form (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events) (word.doc)
"Living Differently" downloadable leaflet for OWW 2014 (pdf) - added 29 May 2014
Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2014 (updated 28 May 2014)
2014 Theme summary: A4 with 2xA5 single sided leaflets to down load and print for use at planning meetings as an alternative to the full annual leaflet. (added 23 April 2014)
Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)
OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)
Funding Opportunities - Aug. 2013
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