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What is One World Week?

One World Week is a Development Education Charity*. Each year, "The Week" is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally. More

Donations urgently needed

* Charity No: 1107762


Sharing Destiny- campaigning for Tax Justice with Christian Aid

Sharing Destiny?   Tackling Tax Justice

Christian Aid is currently campaigning to raise awareness of the impact tax dodging has on the poor.  This is CA tax campaign logoan example of OWW’s ‘Sharing Destiny’ message, showing how problems are shared all over the world and how we can act on behalf of us all. 

Christian Aid, in partnership with UK campaigners, Church Action on Poverty,Churches Action on Poverty logo are showing how tax dodging deprives the poor in developing countries and in the UK of much needed resources and sending a strong message to our government that it’s time for  them to take action to end it.

The Tax Justice Bus Tour

Red double decker bus with Tax Justice sloganThey are taking a red double-decker bus on the Map showing route of of tax justice bus tourTax Justice Tour all round the UK on, from 24 August to 15 October - coming to a location near you!

Why visit the Tax Bus?

The bus will provide a space to learn more about tax dodging and its impact on those living in poverty.

There will be talks with local and national politicians, as well as church leaders and campaigners.

It will also provide the chance to hear from people who have first-hand experience of the impact tax dodging.

And of course, it will provide the opportunity and tools to help people tackle this gross injustice.

To find out more about the campaign and to download a map and tour schedule visit Christian Aid’s web pages here

Tax dodging is an injustice

CA logosays:  Tax dodging costs poor countries an estimated $160 billion a year.

This is one-and-a-half-times the international aid budget, and deprives poor communities of money that should be funding development – paying for schools, hospitals, infrastructure and other vital services.

Christian Aid 2009 report, False Profits, explains the maths, and the kind of damage this does to development – find it here and download it now (PDF).


 says:  Tax dodging damages people living in the UK.

£45-£100 billion is lost each year through tax avoidance and evasion. Every pound avoided in tax is a pound less to spend on childcare, social care, health or education. At a time when spending cuts are having a real and damaging impact on the lives of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the country, it is morally indefensible for some of Britain’s richest companies to be avoiding paying their fair share of UK taxes.

 More on Church Action on Poverty's campaign here





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)


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