Using the outcomes from Rio +20:

Ideas and allies to work withRioconnect banner

in One World Week Events:  

The Rio+20 Summit took place in June:  Representatives from around the world gathered in Brazil for this UN Summit on environment and development to plan how to take sustainable development forward.

 The outcome of the summit has been met with almost universal disappointment; responses from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other members of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition can be found on the SCCC website, here.

 The disappointing outcome makes it all the more important that we involve people NOW in finding ways to share resources justly with people across the world and ensure that our planet can offer a future to succeeding generations.

 OWW Sharing Destiny events can play a part in mobilising ideas and action

 In the run up to Rio+20, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition organised Rio Connection events all over the UK.  It would be great to get these people involved in your OWW events.  SCC’s website has a map locating people who are interested in taking action. You can find out here whether there is anyone you could contact in your local area.  You could also look at the list of SCC members (their logos are on the bottom of SCC’s web pages) and then find out if any have local branches or groups near you.

Local groups of National Organisations worth contacting:

Fairtrade Town groups have been encouraged to get involved with OWW this year. You can consult a list of Fairtrade Town groups and see if there is one near you.

Likewise the World Development Movement is encouraging its local groups to set up events in OWW. Find WDM local groups near you, here. 

WDM has a film, Growing Change, about how Venezuelans are developing their food security. WDM may be able to offer speakers for events, too. 

 What kind of economy do we need: Green or Greedy?  Consider the issues here

WDM has some excellent materials discussing what type of Green Economy would meet the needs of poor people which look at issues of justice as well as environmental sustainability.  A report from the Asian Movementsoffers us a perspective from environmental and anti-poverty groups in Asia of what they would like to see.  You can read it here

Together, we can fulfil our vision of “People working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world”.


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