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!
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
Visit our OWW Events Pages from previous years to see what people got up to
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
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 complete and send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here