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One World Week provides the space for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to challenge inequality, discrimination and degradation, locally and globally.

Dear Organiser/Supporter

Hungry for a rest?

After all of your tremendous efforts to make One World Week 2009 a success you certainly deserve to put your feet up; but before you do...

Please send us your evaluation forms, comments and images so that we can celebrate all your hard work, and learn from your experience. Your feedback is particularly important as it enables us to develop and tailor the support we offer you - ensuring your needs are met accurately next year.

Last year we heard of 32,600 participants at 263 events. That was really wonderful. Yet we know that there are many more events held for which we have no statistics. So this year if you know of any events but did not see them on the website, please tell us about them.

This information is vital for us to maintain and build our funding and thereby to reach out to more people and make a bigger difference. So we are extending the deadline to Friday 18th December to give every organiser a chance to download an evaluation form from the website and send it in.

What a week that was...

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Portsmouth had a range of colourful stalls and literature, and offered activities such as games, letter writing, food, crafts, workshops and personal pledges. About 80 people were involved in organising, helping and participating, and the Mayor and her Consort also visited the event.

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Denny Primary School presented a carnival-themed assembly to pupils and parents. Festivities included samba dancing and drums, carnival masks, a presentation about global hunger, songs and stalls. The school raised �201.25 for CAFOD.

Reading University put on a whole week of events including workshops and talks, football games, meals, exhibitions and film screenings.

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For more reports and photographs from events held around the country go to our Hungry for One World - Events 2009 and Gallery pages on the website.

Caught On Camera...

Send in your clips of OWW 2009 events for our video challenge so that we can see you in action!

A date for your diary


Reading, Saturday 13th March.
This will be a chance to share your ideas, questions and problems with likeminded people from all over the UK. More information will be available on the website soon - in the meantime let us what you would like to see at this event by emailing us at oww@oneworldweek.org

First National Inter Faith Week

This month OWW exhibited at the first National Inter Faith Week. Alongside DFID we were the only non-faith global justice group to attend. The organisers said:

"We were delighted that One World Week contributed to the exhibition at the national launch event for Inter Faith Week at the QE II Conference Centre last Thursday."
(H. Crabtree and W. Hawkins)

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Check out the News section of OWW's website for a more detailed report and the Inter Faith Week website: http://www.interfaithweek.org/.

The Inter Faith Network is a great way to make contacts with people of other faiths and encourage them to join in with OWW events next year. You can find resources on how to do this on the Resources page of this website.

OWW 2010

17 - 24 OCTOBER

The 2010 theme, 'Peacing Together One World', will be around creating a culture of peace for our children. Watch out for the new leaflets on the website by next March.

If you are starting to plan already, then why not consider recruiting new people to join your organising committee?

New staff at OWW

Two new members of staff have joined the Ubuntu project at the OWW national office this month and we warmly welcome them.

jeff lynJeff Lynn, our new Ubuntu project manager, is actively involved in local inter faith work in Southampton and is keen to help expand the involvement of different faith communities in One World Week events. His belief in One World is fundamental to his Baha'i faith.

vicki collingeVicki Collinge, our new intern, has recently graduated from Nottingham University. She hopes her work with OWW will encourage respect and understanding of cultural and religious diversity.


The Trustees are delighted to announce that Jonaid Jilani will be joining OWW's Board of Trustees. Jonaid represented Muslim Aid on the Ubuntu Project Advisory Group. He now works for Oxfam. He brings very welcome media expertise to the Board.

DFID Community Linking Programme (DCLP)

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Community groups throughout the UK are encouraged to take part in a nationwide survey to help DFID's Community Linking Programme, which will launch in 2010.

The survey aims to find out how many community groups in the UK already have links with a community group in a developing country and what activities their link involves.

If your group has any such links then please complete the short survey at: www.dfid.gov.uk/DCLP.


All donations to assist our core work are gratefully received via cheque, Just Giving or the OWW website

Thank you for your continued support, and congratulations on all your successful OWW enterprises.

from The Trustees of One World Week
Milind, Stephen, Sarah and Ingrid

One World Week
PO Box 2555, Reading, RG1 4XW
Tel: 0118 939 4933
Email: oww@oneworldweek.org
Website: www.oneworldweek.org

With grateful thanks to our main funders, partners and all who help behind the scenes...

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