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2016 Theme:

 

Acting Together for One World in Peace

                                                                     

The reactions to the terrorist attacks and to the arrival of refugees in Europe in 2015/16 suggest that OWW needs to draw on our tradition of seeking to bring people together to hear each other’s perspectives and share common values.  The current situation calls for us to redouble our efforts to pursue this agenda by encouraging groups to work together locally to inspire citizens and each other to build a culture of inclusion.  

The theme title emerged from the fact that everyone is affected by current issues around migration and refugees, diversity and inclusion, including extremism and Islamophobia.  Locally and globally, our society needs to address these to enable us all to live together in peace.

 

 Guidelines for interpreting the theme

We have produced a booklet (8 pp) with suggestions. It addresses the following:

Background and context

How can we build a culture of inclusion?

What can we do through OWW events?:

1. Encourage people to look at the context of migration in various ways

2. Take inclusive action

3. Link with OWW's partners' actions and campaigns

4. Welcome refugees

5. Counter Islamophobia, Antisemitism and other manifestations of religious discrimination and racism

6. Engage people who have little contact with refugees and diverse communities

The booklet contains links to sites with many stories of refugee experiences and stories of actions and ideas to inspire emulation or adaptation to you own local circumstances.

You can download the latest version of the Guidelines booklet here (PDF version)

Look also for specific resources in the pages listed below

You will also find resources useful to this year's theme from our archived material - so it's worth scrolling down each page!

 

Activities

Games, quizzes, crafts, and other activities (adaptable for any age group)

 

Discussion

Facts and figures, stories to inspire, reports and DVDs. Films,videos and PowerPoints. You will also find a section on 'Peace and the Environment', listing some relevant links and resources

 

Faith

Worship and inter faith resources

 

Community Involvement

Advice on inter faith engagement, becoming a Fairtrade place of worship, and Global Community Linking Programmes

 

Publicity

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

 

Schools

Schemes of work and assemblies for primary school and secondary school children

 

 

 

News

Press Releases

Newsletters

Including You
(August 2016)

Recently Added Resources

"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)