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
learn more about this event here
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
OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition (formerly the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition)For love of each other let's tackle climate change
Day of Climate action 21 September
Thousands from around the world came together - see the report and visit the Climate Coalition website to find out how 'Love ruled' in the London March of 40,000. Find out about an opportunity to PUSH for European Climate Action to ensure that targets for carbon emissions are ambitious enough to limit climate change.
Other featured campaigns include: 'Putting the brakes 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
In 2014 they are organising a series of events under the banner 2014 Matters more here
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.
Start off your OWW with Prayer and Action for our climate on 18-19 Oct.2014 - sign up here to get your Church involved.
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 is celebrating the 20 anniversary of the Fairtrade mark this autumn,
Why not celebrate Fairtrade in OWW?
Fairtrade breaks through the exploitation by the food supply chains andmakes changes that bring producer and consumer closer together in a different way of trading that empowers both to live differently.
OWW's partners, Action Aid, are campaigning against tax dodging.
click on the logo to find out more
You could refer to this as part of Living Differently relating to the ethical use of money.
Success! After three and a half years of campaigning, the EU decided to stop banks betting on hunger. More on our Partners News page (which links to WDM)
(see OWW's news story about the TTIP - "Why you should be concerned")
"The UK government is supporting a series of initiatives which are helping corporations take over Africa’s food. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers"
Read more about their campaign to stop the corporate takeover here
Energy and Climate Change
'How banks fuel climate change' watch the video here
Find out about actions to stop coal projects destroying forests and livelihoods Here
'Toward a just energy system' - new briefing paper here
Work with your local WDM group- more here
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.
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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