2014 Theme "Living Differently"
'Living Differently' leads on from last year's theme about consumption to explore how we can increase the well being of humanity and secure a future environment that can maintain the health of the planet.
A good way to stimulate thinking and get started on planning for your OWW events would be to watch the recent video from "the Story of Stuff" project, 'The Story of Solutions' (here) More ideas on the discussion resources page Here
The leaflet, "Living Differently" is available.
- to download (see 'Recently added Resources' column to the right)
Ideas for events -see tried and tested ideas on the page, 'Doing OWW', here
Lots more ideas and resources will be added - please WATCH THIS SPACE!
2013 theme "More than Enough?"
In response to requests for videos we identified a video to download to use at events (more on the Discussion page) and a range of short You-Tube videos which you can watch on-line and share with others (in a virtual event?). They provide stimulating ideas and material which could be used in a variety of events:
Videos covering various aspects of More than Enough? download the list here:
(the different versions should mean you can down load at least one of these onto your computer)
Partners' Websites have lots of resources useful for More than Enough:
CAFOD has material relating to food in its Hungry for Change Campaign - to download a list, including videos, click on one below:
2012 theme "Sharing Destiny - Moving towards One World"
Resources for 2012 included:
A worship anthology for Sharing Destiny- Moving Towards One World, called "For the Journey"
Quotations about Sharing Destiny - thought provoking and adaptable to lots of uses at events
A wordsearch, to find the words to describe the future world we'd like to see. Great for individuals or groups and just the thing to get people thinking as they enjoy their One World Week meals!
Sharing Destiny Pledges about taking care of the environment have been adapted and augmented to make them appropriate to Sharing Destiny with emphasis on how what we do now has implications for the future.
Data gathering sheets for use at your event to help you with evaluation and feedback.
One World Week 2011 "Living for One World"
Living for the Planet - Living for its people - Living and acting for change
One World Week offered the following resources to help people put on OWW events in 2011.
A PowerPoint presentation to use with Organising Committees to help you plan events; also available - a slightly different version to show as a presentation and discussion starter at an event. Download PowerPoints from the Discussion page
A Christian Worship Anthology for Living for One World- go to Faith Resources to download (easy to cut and paste the sections).
*An Inter Faith Resource, 'Environment across Faiths' - download from Faith Resources
*A Wordsearch - available in “Activities” to download and print (an ideal activity for entertainment at OWW meals and all sorts of other events and activities)
*Pledges - available in Activities. A great way to round off your event with everyone committing to tale action.
*A Quiz, designed for the theme, - available from the Quizzes page
*Resources from other organisations for use with 'Living for One World'. Information and ideas for action on this specially researched selection of websites in: Explore Living for One World on the Links page
*A Drama for schools and young people - This drama-presentation focuses on the theme of ‘stewardship’ and the duty of humans to protect the world in which we live. Down load from the Faith Resources page or the Schools Resources Page
Please note that all resources are presented in colour, but can also be printed in black and white without losing their quality. If you require further assistance or would like the resources to be provided in another format please do not hesitate to contact us
Games, quizzes, crafts, and other activities (adaptable for any age group)
Facts and figures, stories to inspire, reports and DVDs. You will also find a section on 'Peace and the Environment', listing some relevant links and resources
Worship and inter faith resources
Advice on inter faith engagement, becoming a Fairtrade place of worship, and Global Community Linking Programmes
Posters, leaflets, images, and press and email templates for use in publicising your event
Schemes of work and assemblies for primary school and secondary school children
Resources Order / Single Donation Form 2014
Call For Climate Action
For the love of each other, this spring, we are standing with over 100 organisations to call for climate action for the sake of all the things that matter most.
For the love of the food on our plates. For the love of our global neighbours. For the Love of Somerset, the Arctic and the Great Barrier Reef. For the love of country walks and Britain's beautiful seasons.
For the love of all the things we care about, we're taking climate change seriously. And we're not alone.
It’s time to stand up, for the love of each other, and demand action.
Will you share what you love? (www.fortheloveof.org.uk)
For the love of video
Recently Added Resources
"Living Differently" downloadable leaflet for OWW 2014 (pdf) - added 29 May 2014
Introductory PowerPoint about organising local interfaith/inclusive OWW events in 2014 (updated 28 May 2014)
2014 Theme summary: A4 with 2xA5 single sided leaflets to down load and print for use at meetings - N.B. Full annual leaflet on 'Living Differently' will be published in May.(added 23 April 2014)
Press Release Template for publicising your event (word.doc) (issued 10 Oct.2013)
Event organisers' form for collecting feedback from participants at OWW events (word.doc)(added October 2013)
'More than enough?' Quotes about consumerism and what 'being more' might mean-use them to start off discussion and more (word doc) (added 8 Oct. 2013)
Pledges to help you "Aspire be more" word.doc (added 1 Oct 2013)
Working with Others - a new page for 2013 with ideas for events and links to OWW Partners and their resources (updated 26 Sept. 2013)
2013 Worship Anthology on "More than Enough?" plus supplementary material (added 19 Sept. 2013)
More than Enough? -a selection of videos to inform and entertain (new for 2013. updated 5 Sept. 2013)
OWW Guide and links to other websites for resources relevant to environmental issues (updated Sept 2013)- (word doc)
More than Enough? Featuring food/a meal in your event? These resources from CAFOD could enhance the menu! (added Aug. 2013)
Funding Opportunities - New possibility Aug. 2013
wordsearch:'The world we want'. Download and print the search and answers (two word.docs) updated April 2013