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OWW Events

To see what events are happening in OWW this year, please scroll down this page to the Calendar

To submit your event to go on the calendar go to  Submit an event

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 One World Week, which includes United Nations Day on 24 October, giving everyone a feeling of joint endeavour and building a movement. But you can celebrate it when it suits you and your community.

Who Takes Part?

Local community groups, religious and voluntary organisations, inter-faith groups, environmentalists, human rights and peace groups, youth groups, schools, universities and campaigners or local branches of national organisations create events which are accessible, yet challenging, to all in their community.

You can either tailor a regular meeting of your own organisation to focus on One World Week or collaborate with others.


Any local event you’d like to organise, with reference to OWW's vision and aims, which reflects this year’s theme. This could be an inspiring talk, quiz, debate, film, fair trade fete or coffee morning, walk, global/local meal, vigil, act of worship, arts performance, school assembly or project, inter–faith activity … Whatever - it’s up to your community!

The Theme  

Every year OWW sets a theme around a global justice issue, along with a selection of resources and links to related actions initiated by our partners, 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 relevant to their communities. For more about this year’s theme visit the Theme page 


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Visit our OWW Events Pages from previous years to see what people got up to

OWW 2016

OWW 2015

OWW 2014

OWW 2013  

OWW 2012  





Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

New Funding Opportunity - The Common Good Fund - Application Deadline 27 Feb. 2017 see more here

Organisers' Evaluation form for 2016 events Download from here

Wordsearches for Including You events - download them from here

Press release template for 'Including You' events download here 

Quotations about  building an inclusive peaceful society - Download from here a 5 page booklet as a word.doc or pdf 

Pledges to build an inclusive society - find them here

"Who is a Migrant?" - anactivity/game to get people talking to each other at your events. Download the instructions here 

School Assemblies from Christian Aid- link to and download a PowerPoint and notes 

Looking for a speaker for your event? Download here a list (pdf) from the Discussion page (posted 12 Sept 2016)

Faith resources relating to "Including You".Download pdf here  links to materials offered by OWW's partners and supporters: worship, discussion, films ...plus Prayers for OWW(updated 7 Sept '16)

Presentation "A OWW approach to Migration" Download this PDF version of a 12 slides (15 -20 minutes) powerpoint

Need funding for your event? Apply to Big Lottery Celebrate Fund! NOW or you'll be too late for OWW more here and other suggestions

Poster/ flyer design kit - download from here

2016 Leaflets "Including You" download PDF versions here

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local inclusive OWW events - updated for 2016.  Down load ppt here

Migrant crisis or poverty crisis? - A briefing paper from Global Justice NOW Download as a PDF here

2016 - "Including You" - Booklet of ideas, links and resources for interpreting the theme. Dowload a PDF here (updated July 2016)

Learning resource/activity for young people about peace - from Fly Kites not Drones;   suitable for activites in or out of school. find links here: schools ; activities (added Nov. 2015 but still relevant for this years events)

Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to completand send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here

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