Our Vision

We believe that:

When we understand each other's perspectives, our lives can be transformed and enriched.


Our VISION of OWW is of:

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


 MISSION - What we want to do:

In our interdependent world, what each of us does affects all others and the ecosystem that sustains us.  We want to build a network of co-operating individuals and organisations to provide opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to:

  • acknowledge our interdependence;

  • learn about global justice, spread that learning and use it to

  • take action to increase equality, justice and sustainability, locally and globally.   


AIMS –  How we want to do it:

  • establish OWW as a nationally recognised annual event during which organisations hold local events on global issues which involve adults, families and children;
  • build on OWW’s existing work which involves faith, black minority ethnic and diaspora communities and engage the next generation of activists developing new social media approaches;
  • take a new direction in developing partnerships between OWW and other national organisations to: 
    • encourage all our local supporters to work together to use One World Week as an opportunity to deepen understanding of global issues in order to take approriate action;
    • use the OWW website to draw attention throughout the year to partners' campaigns that relate to the OWW theme;
  • promote, strengthen, and encourage local OWW events to:
    • reach out to new audience;
    • increase the effectiveness of OWW as a week for information sharing, learning and action for global justice at a grass roots level.


for more - go to strategy



Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

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 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)