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.
* 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 an 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, 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
They are taking a red double-decker bus on the Tax 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
says: 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.
Call For Climate Action
For the love of each other, this spring, we are standing with over 100 organisations to call for climate action for the sake of all the things that matter most.
For the love of the food on our plates. For the love of our global neighbours. For the Love of Somerset, the Arctic and the Great Barrier Reef. For the love of country walks and Britain's beautiful seasons.
For the love of all the things we care about, we're taking climate change seriously. And we're not alone.
It’s time to stand up, for the love of each other, and demand action.
Will you share what you love? (www.fortheloveof.org.uk)
For the love of video
Recently Added Resources
Quotes about "Living Differently" (and each of the 3 elements of the theme) - use them to start discussions, in press releases, as talking points in any event. (added 14 Oct 2014)
Resource leaflets "Finding out more about ethical investment: website links" (Word .docx) (contributed byPhilip Hayllar, Portsmouth OWW Oct 2014)
Living Differently - Featuring food/a meal in your event? These resources from CAFOD could enhance the menu! (amended Oct. 2014)
'Living Differently -a selection of videos to inform and entertain' (updated Oct. 2014)
wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two word.docs) - suitable for use with the 'Living Differently' theme
2014 Worship resources for the "Using money ethically" element of the "Living Differently" theme (added 13 October 2014)
2014 - A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for reflection (added 25 September 2014)
2014 Worship Anthology for "Living Differently" plus supplementary material (added 21 Sept. 2014)
Press Release Template for publicising your event 2014 (word.doc) (issued 30 Sep.2014)
Publicity materials for 2014 'Living Differently' (pdf)
Evaluation form for organisers to report back to OWW - 2014 (added September 2014)
Working with Others -in 2014 - Ideas for events and links to OWW Partners and their resources (updatedvariously from July -September 2014)
Event participants feedback form (for organisers to collect feedback from participants at OWW events) (word.doc)
"Living Differently" downloadable leaflet for OWW 2014 (pdf) - added 29 May 2014
Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2014 (updated 28 May 2014)
2014 Theme summary: A4 with 2xA5 single sided leaflets to down load and print for use at planning meetings as an alternative to the full annual leaflet. (added 23 April 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)
Funding Opportunities - Aug. 2013
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