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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


The Queen of Katwe: An inspirational film showing in OWW and Half Term












Disney’s Queen of Katwe is the vibrant true story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a young girl from the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. When she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a football player now working in Christian ministry, she finds the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream.

Queen of Katwe is a story of hope. It shows the power of combining the talents, hard work and determination of those currently trapped in poverty, with the right encouragement, advocacy and support from those seeking to help them fulfil their potential. Phiona’s particular story of success through chess is exceptional, but the principle is universal: enabling people to develop and use their talents can achieve great things.


David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o star in this biographical drama directed by Mira Nair. The film follows the life of Ugandan Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) as she tries to fulfil her dream of becoming a world chess champion. Growing up in the slum of Katwe, Phiona's life changes forever when she meets missionary Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a man who dreams of teaching Ugandan children the foreign game of chess. He immediately notices Phiona's talent and sets her on a path to succeed in her country's junior and national championships before achieving the title of Woman Candidate Master at the 40th Chess Olympiad.

There is a downloadable Discussion Guide and accompanying one-minute discussion-starter video,that will stimulate conversations about the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues raised by Disney’s Queen of Katwe. It is suitable for use in schools, churches and community groups.

For more information about the fim, a trailer, and the guide visit the Ethos Media website 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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