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Community Involvement

In this section you will find everything you need to help you engage your community in One World Week and ‘Piecing Together One World’.  You can download PowerPoint presentations that will assist you in bringing an inter faith element to your event, as well as advice and directions on how to become a Fairtrade place of worship, community centre, school, or town.  There are also links to the Transitions Towns initiatives. 

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For advice and guidance on downloading PowerPoint presentations and other resources click here


Handbook - Piecing Together One World - PDF 1.5MB

This handbook includes loads of advice on event organisation for seasoned local activists and fresh faces alike.  It draws upon what OWW, as an organisation, and its supporters, putting on local events, have learned together from the experience of implementing the project "Exploring Ubuntu – One World Across Faiths".  Ubuntu or active togetherness embodies the values of shared responsibility for each other.

It is intended to inspire, inform and encourage more people of diverse backgrounds to come together to explore shared values and take action locally and globally to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Copies of the handbook can be requested by contacting the office here



An Inclusive Approach to Global Issues - PowerPoint 1997 21.7MB

This presentation focuses on what a multi faith event is, why multi faith events are important and necessary and what you can achieve through holding an event catering for people of several faiths and no faith.

It also highlights the range of events that are already taking place up and down the country, providing some examples to inspire you.

(Note - This presentation is only compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.  For a 1997-2003 version of the presentation please click here)


Interfaith OWW in Portsmouth:  Download the PowerPoint here - the new version for 2014 

The Portsmouth OWW group has been one of our most active and successful in holding interfaith events.  Have a look at what they have been doing in this PowerPoint - you could show it to your planning committee for inspiration!

Feel free to use it as a template for a presentation on your own OWW events. 

The new version is for use with the 2014 "Living Differently" theme. You can modify it with dates, themes and local information for your own use. If you do choose to modify sections, all we ask is for you to stay within the OWW vision and aims.



Fairtrade Foundation – Is your place of worship Fairtrade yet?

Any place of worship can become Fairtrade certified, by simply meeting with the criteria listed on the website and has applying for the status.  Churches, Mosques and Synagogues all over the UK are committed to the goals and aims of Fairtrade, using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits in their places of worship.  For more information, and detailed action guides, go to the Fairtrade Foundation website.


Transition Network

Transition is a social experiment on a massive scale!  A Transition Initiative (which could be a town, village, university or island etc) is a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction.  There are thousands of initiatives around the world starting their journey.


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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