Our Vision

We believe that:

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


Our VISION of OWW 2015 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


The Action Begins
(October 2015)

Recently Added Resources

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

Organisers' Evaluation Form for event organisers to completand send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here

Finding images for exhibitions, posters, activities, teaching - some useful guidance from Think Global - see links here or go to Global Dimensions website here (6 Nov. 2015)

Teaching resources for KS1 and children's activities (5 - 7 year olds) from Traidcraft -  here (8 Oct 2015)

Quotations about Hope in Action (includes: hope; economic inequality; gender equality and an inte faith section about inequality.Down load as a word.doc from the Discussion resources page here (8 Oct. 2015) 

Pledges to Inspire Action -plus suggestions for use at events. (word.doc) (7 Sept 2015)

Worship resources  to support Traidcraft's Justice campaign on Faith Resources page. (7 Oct. 2015)

New children's resources from Christian Aid for OWW 'Hope in Action' : School Assemblies (primary and secondary) here;  Children in Church here. (7 Oct. 2015)

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

Christian Worship Anthology- Hope in Action available to download as pdf or in a word version you can edit (15 Sept. 2015)

The Funding Opportunities page has been updated  (1 Sept. 2015)

New teaching resources on Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 10: "Reducing Inequalities" -  from 'Think Global'  (issued 29 Aug. 2015)

Press Release Template for publicising your event 2015 (word.doc) (issued 14 Aug. 2015)

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 a pdf 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  (Oct. 2014)

 A worship resource from CAFOD - Call of Creation - A PowerPoint for  reflection (added 25 September 2014)   

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)

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