What is a OWW Event?
The aim of OWW is to bring people and organisations together to raise awareness about global issues of justice, poverty and inequality.
Events take place locally all over Britain and in many countries around the world - most happen during the week in October that includes United Nations Day, giving everyone a feeling of joint endeavour and building a movement.
Throughout the UK, many community groups, schools, Churches, interfaith groups and universities use OWW to draw attention to global issues.
As long as global awareness is placed at the heart of the event, with reference to OWW's vision and aims, you can feel free to be as creative as you like.
Past events have ranged from a small group gathering for a fair trade coffee morning, to Churches Together services, to an environmental film festival, to a large scale coming together of a community to share in multicultural food, dance and drama.
Visit our OWW Events Pages
What is the 2013 OWW theme?
Every year OWW sets a theme around a global justice issue, along with a set of resources, to give our event organisers focus and material to enrich their OWW events.
Our themes are broad to encourage our volunteers to come up with their own interpretations and angle.
This year's theme is
"More than Enough?"
It offers an opportunity to consider the role of our consumer society in undermining fairness and equity for people accross the world and in destroying the life support systems of the planet. It asks us to consider whether we:
- have had more than enough of consumer culture getting in the way of relationships with others in our communities across the globe?
- have had more than enough of being defined by what we possess?
- have had more than enough of seeing our planet irrevocably consumed?
- take more than enough ourselves?
Is it now time, in the famous words of Archbishop Romero (assassinated in 1982 for speaking up for the voiceless poor), to:
"Asprire not to have more but to be more"?
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and our "More than enough?" Events page for more about how "More than Enough?" relates to the 2013 joint campaign
Recently Added Resources
2013 Event Organisers' Evaluation Form (word.doc)(added 17 Oct. 2013)
Press Release Template for publicising your event (word.doc) (issued 10 Oct.2013)
Event organisers' form for collecting feedback from participants at OWW events (word.doc)(added October 2013)