OWW Events

To see what events are happening 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 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.

What is the 2015 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 

 "Hope in Action"   

Inspiring a culture of hope to build a more equal and peaceful world


Whatever kind of event/s you organise it would be good to include these 4 elements:

1.      Explain why hope is important for action to happen

2.      Show how people acting together have brought about change

3.      Choose inequalities to focus on and offer examples of campaigns to support. 

4.      Aim for participants at events to commit to a campaign for global justice


For more about each of these please download a booklet (6pp) here:  PDF version  or a  Word.docx version

It develops the 4 elements in the summary above. It includes references to useful reports and videos, ideas and websites, with examples and resources offered by OWW partners and other organisations involved in tackling various kinds of inequalities. There's also a template of a dove for you to print and cut out for collecting pledges at your event.

Events Calendar

« August 2016 »

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

OWW 2014

OWW 2013  

OWW 2012  

OWW 2011

OWW 2010

OWW 2009

OWW 2008

OWW 2007

OWW 2006





Press Releases


The Action Begins
(October 2015)

Recently Added Resources

Faith resources relating to "Including You". Download here a sheet of links to materials offered by OWW's partners and supporters: worship, discussion, films ...

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

Worship resources relating to Migration and refugees from Cafod, Christian Aid and the URC, including videos and a half hour film - see them 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)

Global Education resources for Muslim Schools from MADE - more details here (added 7 Dec. 2015)

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)

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

Finding images for exhibitions, posters, activities, teaching - some useful guidance from Think Global - see links here or go to Global Dimensions website here (6 Nov. 2015)

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


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