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A big THANK YOU to everyone who responded so generously to our February APPEAL. We also hope that lots more of you who haven't yet responded will be able to help us too, as we still need to raise more to fund our basic core work. Standing orders, in particular, are what our funders look for to see if we are a viable proposition to support in the medium term!

Resources for "Sharing Destiny - Moving Towards One World". We have the text of our new LEAFLET available for you to download and use in making contacts (see below) and planning events. More detailed guidelines are on the website and these too can be downloaded as a discussion document. (Both available from 'Recently Added Resource', see: oww website)

SHARING DESTINY - Whatever this means for you, it's a great opportunity to share ideas and efforts with other organisations in your local area to move towards a fairer, greener future world.

OWW has joined the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition (SCCC) and our fellow members include lots of development agencies and environmental organisations who are planning local activities and campaigns on common themes of poverty, debt, food and climate change.

Our VISION of OWW 2015 is of:

People working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

So now is a good time to be working together and to begin planning OWW events. A great way to involve others from different organisations is to join in with their campaigns now and invite them onto your planning team for OWW. Many have common elements with OWW's Sharing Destiny theme, so working together can help us all. The timing of OWW in October makes it a perfect opportunity to review progress over what happens in Rio in June and how the other campaigns have gone over the year.

OWW is, therefore, bringing to your attention the following activities in which you may wish to become involved. You can find out more about them on the individual organisations' web sites. OWW's website has further suggestions, including about how to involve people in your own OWW plans and activities.

Check these out:

Why on earth do 1 in 7 people not have enought to eat?


How about celebrating World Fair Trade Day? (12 May)


MRDF's roadshows will be held in Stockport (14 April), London (21 April), Birmingham (22 April), Preston (24 April), Verwood (29 April). They'll give you the chance to explore issues around hunger and poverty, and inspire you to be a part of the solution. The events will include:

• informative workshops on micro-credit, debt or trade, facilitated by development experts from MRDF, Jubilee Debt Campaign, World Development Movement, War on Want or Environmental Justice Foundation;

• a keynote speech from Mamadou Kone, the director of an MRDF project in Mali who will give a first-hand account of how communities it works with are overcoming hunger and poverty;

• an exclusive preview of MRDF's brand-new resource for small groups - which explores key development issues from a Christian perspective - and the MRDF 2012 Harvest appeal;

• ideas for individual and group action.

People all over the globe will celebrate by having Fairtrade Breakfasts in their communities, homes, businesses, schools and places of worship - just about everywhere! Last year, almost a quarter of a million people got involved. Let's make it a wonderful day to raise awareness about making trade fair and the need to support farmers and workers in the developing world. Guidelines and breakfast recipe cards here.

is encouraging people to hold Rio connection events... raise awareness about the Rio+20 meeting this June when representatives from around the world will meet to discuss sustainable development. More about this - and how to incorporate it into your OWW preparations, at: OWW events 2012 page

With very best wishes for your activities and plans from:
Ingrid, Jonaid, Sally and Sarah

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