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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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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Press Releases


Recently Added Resources

Teaching resources for KS1 and children's activities (5 - 7 year olds) from Traidcraft -  here (8 Oct 2015)

Quotations about Hope in Action (includes: hope; economic inequality; gender equality and an inte faith section about inequality.Down load as a word.doc from the Discussion resources page here (8 Oct. 2015) 

Pledges to Inspire Action -plus suggestions for use at events. (word.doc) (7 Sept 2015)

Worship resources  to support Traidcraft's Justice campaign on Faith Resources page. (7 Oct. 2015)

New children's resources from Christian Aid for OWW 'Hope in Action' : School Assemblies (primary and secondary) here;  Children in Church here. (7 Oct. 2015)

Event participants feedback form  (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events)   (word.doc)

Christian Worship Anthology- Hope in Action available to download as pdf or in a word version you can edit (15 Sept. 2015)

The Funding Opportunities page has been updated  (1 Sept. 2015)

New teaching resources on Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 10: "Reducing Inequalities" -  from 'Think Global'  (issued 29 Aug. 2015)

Press Release Template for publicising your event 2015 (word.doc) (issued 14 Aug. 2015)

2015 leaflets available to download & print

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2015

2015 -Suggestions and resources for interpreting the theme, Hope in Action. Download a pdf version OR a word.docx version

Resource leaflets "Finding out more about ethical investment: website links" (Word .docx) (contributed byPhilip Hayllar, Portsmouth OWW Oct 2014)

wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two  (Oct. 2014)

 A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for  reflection (added 25 September 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)

A video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events