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
* 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.
Recently Added Resources
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)
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 -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 word.docs) (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)
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