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.

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* Charity No: 1107762


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18th - 25th October 2015


Inspiring a culture of hope
to build a more equal and peaceful world

Advice on Planning Local Events   More about the theme here      

 • Guidance for Interfaith and    

   Intercultural Events

• Downloadable Resources

• Upcoming Events

• Submit Your Event

 Publicity Resources    

• Visit Our UK Map  for info about 2014 





OWW is a member of the Trade Justice Movement.

Click on the logo for more information about their work



 immitation road sign STOP the TTIP

In  Sept 22/3 -Vince Cable wrote to MPs reassuring them about the TTIP. War on Want has produced guidelines to refute his arguments for those writing to their MPs  here

  "Take Back the Power" 

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

cartoon illustrating Time 2 Act

demo against fracking


OWW is a member of The Climate Coalition


Speak up for the love of ...

register here for

a day of Celebration and Action in London

on June 17th


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.


Tell the world what you love and

want to protect from climate change.


Show the love. (more here)


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. 


Stop Climate Chaos Scotland,

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



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 JUSTICE campaign continues with ONE MILLION WAYS.

You can register to join the lobby action in Westminster on 17 June here

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.


Watch the video here

       New Climate Action - here

Great resources and ideas to use NOW and in One World Week. here

Life style tips to help you start Living Differently. here


Changing lives

Watch Fairtrade Matters here, a landmark film for Fairtrade Fortnight 2015, offering a poignant glimpse into the lives of just two of the farmers and workers at the heart of Fairtrade.


OWW's partners, Action Aid, are campaigning against tax dodging.

find out more about how to

Help make tax fair


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 states 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.

Current campaigns for economic and social justice (more here) include:

- Energy Justice

- Stop the corporate takeover of Africa's food

- Trade deals and the corporate power grab



The gap between rich and poor is out of control.

Oxfam's EVEN IT UP campaign aims to do something about it. Here is a short video and action points  



is campaining for people in developing countries who’ve been harmed by UK companies to be able to get justice, in the UK if necessary.

Find out more about the JUSTICE Campaign here

and click on this image to watch the video



Social Networking

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? (

For the love of video

Press Releases


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 - 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)

Faith and School resources for 2014: School Assemblies on Living Differently(added 18 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)

2014 - a video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events

"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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