Quotations can be used:
• To stimulate thinking - you could select individual quotations, enlarge them and print them off – then put them in eye-catching positions around your event:
o on tables if you are having a meal;
o on seats for a presentation;
o on the wall, if people are circulating;
o include them in displays;
o include appropriate ones in an interfaith event or worship;
o give one to everyone as they come into the event. (Follow up by inviting them to sign up to a pledge later in the event or as they leave – see Pledges)
o Make the concise ones into bookmarks, laminate them, let people choose in return for a donation.
• As part of your publicity – choose pithy arresting ones to catch the interest!
• As part of a discussion activity - give one to everyone or, if people are sitting round a table, let people choose one they like. Invite them to share it with the others and initiate a discussion about what gives them hope for a more equal and peaceful world. You could use this together with the Pledges.
• As part of an interfaith event – invite people of various faiths to share their faiths’ teaching about theme and bring quotations. You can offer these as a starting point or to add to the faiths represented at your event.
• Your ideas – we would love you to share your ideas about how to use quotations with other OWW organisers. Contact us and we’ll put them on the website.
Sources of Quotations:
We found the following quotations from various sources, as indicated, - from websites, publications and reports. You will probably know lots more.
Please tell us about your favourites – with sources if possible and we’ll include some of them on the website or use them to update this list.
They include a general section, a specialise faith section which includes quotes from several faiths; and a section of quotes from children's fiction
Collections of quotations relating to previous themes may be useful for your event; you can download them here:
Quotations about Sharing destiny (word doc)
Quotations about Hope in Action (word doc)
Quotations about More than Enough (word.doc)
Quotations about Living for One World (word doc)
Quotations about Peace (PPT -40MB )
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
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 complete and send to OWW - down load the word.doc from here