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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.

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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

 

 

 

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Call For Climate Action

For the love of each other, we're came together in our thousands, on 17 June, with our partners in the Climate Coalition, to ask MPs to commit to strong action on climate change to protect all the things we love.  It was our first opportunity since the General Election to tell our newly elected representatives what matters to us in this crucial year for climate action.

Will you share what you love? (www.fortheloveof.org.uk)

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Recently Added Resources

2015 leaflets available to download & print

Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2015

2015 -Suggestions and resources for interpreting the theme, Hope in Action. Download apdf 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)   

 Press Release Template for publicising your event 2014 (word.doc) (issued 30 Sep.2014)

Event participants feedback form (for organisers to collect feedback from  participants at OWW events (word.doc)

A video to trigger ideas to help you start planning your OWW events 

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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