Activities for 2013 - "More than Enough?
During the spring and summer of 2013 we know that many people who take part in OWW will be involved in
Our 2013 Theme offers opportunities to follow up the IF campaign at events during the Week. You could seek to involve other local members of IF campaign organisations and explore together what needs to be done next. (OWW is a member of the IF Campaign - more here)
Some of our Partner organisations feel that the IF campaign does not go far enough - you could explore their views on what is needed to end hunger at your OWW event. (more from WDM here)
The theme could be explored in relation to consumer culture:
- have you had more than enough of consumer culture getting in the way of relationships with others in our communities across the globe?
- have you had more than enough of being defined by what we possess?
- have you had more than enough of seeing our planet irrevocably consumed?
- do some of us take more than enough ourselves?
"Aspire not to HAVE more but to BE more"
You could explore with people of diverse faiths and none what 'being more' would mean for them. (We're collecting more quotations to get you started on this big question - please send us any you've come accross that you think we should include.)
OWW will be assembling some resources to help you look at these issues and some fun resources to engage audiences of different ages.
You can also recycle resources from previous years that are relevant to the 2013 theme (see below, e.g. word searches, quizzes)
Activities for 2012 Sharing Destiny - Moving Towards One World
“Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are going.”
This a one of the quotes from our collection - a great way to start people thinking! Is this what we really want?
In OWW 2012, under our theme of Sharing Destiny, one of the things we look at was the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference which took place in June 2012 in Brazil. Representatives from around the world met at this UN environment summit to “secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development*, ... ”.
The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition (SCCC), of which OWW is a member, monitored the outcomes of the conference which left much still to be resolved. Earlier in the year they had encouraged people to organise events to raise awareness of what was at stake at Rio in June and to nvite their MP to support a Rio Connection Declaration.
The SCCC site has a Map tells you who is involved in your local area. You could get in touch with them and local branches of the SCCC members listed on the website and involve them in your OWW event
You could plan to include in your One World Week event an element that reviews the oucomes of the Rio conference or considers what kind of future we are heading for and what we really want. Ask how we are going to shape our lives in order to move towards the world we want.
Resources for your Sharing Destiny Events
a word search for words expressing what we would like to see in the world we want.
guidelines on writing press releases and securing media coverage
Our partners in the Coalition have all sorts of ideas and resources that could be useful for your events - check out their websites here from the SCCC website.
2011 resources, many of which relate to living more sustainably, addressed issues of climate change and thus affecting our shared destiny.
Living for One World
The 2011 Living for One World theme was all about encouraging people to value and understand our world and those who live in it. We have developed some activities to help get people thinking about what they can do to make the world fairer and more sustainable.
Many of these resources can also be used to start a discussion on the challenges of climate change that we must address to support those already suffering increased hardship and to secure a better world for future generations. Please click here to go to our Discussion pages to find discussion starters including PowerPoint presentations.
You can download all of these resources for free and use them in your One World Week events, or at brownies, scouts, youth club or in school.
This kind of activity has been used successfully at OWW events like meals to engage people, including adults, in the topic while waiting to be served or between courses. But loads of applications for use with children and youth groups too.
Find them on the Quiz page
Living for One World pledges
Persuade participants in your event to commit themselves to live for one world by signing up to one or more of these pledges:
Download 'Environmental Pledges' here
Who is this?
All you need to conduct Adults' and Children's quizzes. They come in sections and you can print off the whole lot or just the section you need.
Find them all on the Quizzes page
This specially compiled guide to websites of other organisations includes those with ideas for taking personal action to address issues of climate change.
Find them on the Links page
"Save our World"
Our brand new drama for young people.
Activities relating to Peace
The Week of Prayer for World Peace - 14 - 21 October 2012
The National Service for Week of Prayer for World Peace will be held on Sunday, 21 October at St. Ethleburga's Centre, Bishopgate, London at 2pm. This is open to all and is hosted by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship as part of their 75th Anniversary celebrations. The Week of Prayer for World Peace runs from the 14 - 21 October 2012. For the leaflet to support this week (or a schools leaflet) please contact: Tel: 0208 968 4340 ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.weekofprayerforworldpeace.com
‘Creating a culture of peace for our children’ was the OWW theme in 2010. We developed an exciting selection of games and activities which continue to be appropriate for use with subsequent themes. You can download all of these resources for free and use them in your One World Week events, or at brownies, scouts, youth club or in school.
Many of these resources can also be used to start a discussion on the challenges we must overcome to obtain true peace in the world. There is guidance on how to go about this on each individual page, or you can click here to be taken to our ‘Discussion’ resources page.
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