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One World Week Resource Library

N.B. - this page is in the process of being reorganised


Here you can find and download resources and materials to help you organise events and to share examples and ideas on social media.

For resources relating specifically to the current theme go to the "This Year's Theme" page

Additional resources from previous years continue to be appropriate and adaptable to the current theme.

Use the Search Facility to find what you need.

Type into the Search Facility key words to describe what you want: e.g.

  • the topic such as “Sustainable Development Goals” or “Migration” and
  • the type of resource: e.g. “Church service” or “Prayers”; or “Quiz” or “Children’s Drama”.  
  • Put in as many key words as you need to focus the search on what you are looking for in order to get the best match.


 This Year's Theme

This Year's Theme

Here you will find resources selected specifically for this year’s theme



This section includes guidelines to interpreting previous OWW themes. 


Here you will find all sorts of ideas and materials for activities to do at your events: pledges, games, quizzes, word searches, crafts, drama, and other activities (adaptable for various age groups but see also resources for young people below)



This section includes: facts and figures, stories to inspire, reports, quotations, DVDs, films, videos and PowerPoints. 


Faith based 

Worship (service outlines, prayers etc.) and inter faith resources



Advice and suggestions about setting up a OWW group and putting on a local event, on multicultural and on inter faith engagement; becoming a Fairtrade place of worship and Global Community Linking Programmes. Includes case studies. 



Posters, leaflets, images, logos and press and email templates for use in publicising your event 

Young People

Activities particularly for young people at events.

Ideas for use in schools. Schemes of work and assemblies for primary school and secondary school children

See links also to:

 Global Dimension, the website for teachers run by Think Global https://globaldimension.org.uk/


One World Week Ireland (part of the National Youth Council of Ireland) - http://www.oneworldweek.ie/resources



Here you can find the forms for organisers to download to evaluate events and feedback to OWW



Press Releases


Including You
(August 2016)

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

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)