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2021 theme illustration

Author: Webber Design | Date Published: 02/03/2021

2021 theme illustration only  with no headings, titles, or dates. useful for discussions about what can we do about climate change.

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Creation Reflection for OWW 2020, with pledges (PPT)

Author: Maureen Thompson | Date Published: 12/10/2020

This Christian reflection on creation with pledges to take actions to help make the world a better place is an adaptation of the one offered in 2019, updated to refect the 2020 OWW theme, "It's Our World, let's make it better". This is the PowerPoint version - great for screen sharing in a Zoom meeting. If you want to email it try the PDF version which is a smaller file.

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Tags: Reflection on creation; creation, pledges, 2020, It's our world -let's make it better, service, reflection, service, Christian, prayers.

Creation Reflection for OWW 2020, with pledges-pdf

Author: Maureen Thompson | Date Published: 12/10/2020

This Christian reflection on creation with pledges to take actions to help make the world a better place is an adaptation of the one offered in 2019, updated to refect the 2020 OWW theme, "It's Our World, let's make it better. This is a pdf version, suited to sending by email. There is also a PowerPoint version which is better for sharing on screen at  Zoom meetings or similar.

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Tags: Reflection on creation; creation, pledges, 2020, It's our world -let's make it better, service, reflection, service, Christian, prayers.

A Prayer for OWW 2020

Author: Maureen Thompson | Date Published: 12/10/2020

A prayer for One World Week 2020, acknowledging God's gifts and asking for help to make the world a better place.

Choose a word.doc version or a pdf version

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Ifees/Ecoislam statement: "What can we learn & do differently in the future?"

Author: Ifees/Ecoislam | Date Published: 25/06/2020

This Statement, published by Ifees/Ecoislam, as we start to think about the future after the Covid-19 emergency, rejects the idea of returing to "normal" and instead considers: "What can we learn & do differently in the future?"  to build a better new normal.

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Tags: Covid 19; better future; Islam, nature, environment, changing lifestyles.

Climate Quiz 2019 (questions and answers)

Author: CAFOD | Date Published: 07/10/2019

CAFOD have produced this Quiz about climate change. It fits very well with the OWW theme: "CLIMATE CHANGES EVERYTHING - Now is the time to act."

You could use it for a quiz evening in One World Week; or use some or all of it as an activity at a coffee morning or as part of another OWW event.  

A seperate pdf contains only the questions.

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Tags: quiz, climate change, Climate Changes Everything, now is the time to act, quotations, activities,

Climate Quiz 2019 (questions only)

Author: CAFOD | Date Published: 07/10/2019

CAFOD have produced this Quiz about climate change. It fits very well with the OWW theme: "CLIMATE CHANGES EVERYTHING - Now is the time to act."

You could use it for a quiz evening in One World Week; or use some or all of it as an activity at a coffee morning or as part of another OWW event.  

A seperate pdf includes the answers with the questions.

 

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Tags: quiz, climate change, Climate Changes Everything, now is the time to act, quotations, activities,

A Creation Reflection with Commitment Pledges (pdf)

Author: Maureen Thompson for OWW | Date Published: 28/08/2019

This presentation invites us to reflect on the creation story and what it means for how we relate to other living things which are the source of our sustenance; to acknowledge the damage we have done to the natural world and ultimately to ourselves; and to take responsibility and action now - by playing our part in healing the damage wrought by our careless lifestyles, for the sake of creation and future generations.

It could be used as part of a service or in a prayer or study group.

This is the PDF version the content of which cannot be modified but you control for how long you show each slide.

Also available as a PowerPoint, which you can edit and time, but it's a larger file.

See also the Service Ideas for 20th and 27th October, 2019 and the Prayer for OWW 2019 in the Faith Resources Library.

 

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Tags: meditation, reflection, presentation, creation, one world, responsibility, Now is the Time, act, commitment, pledge.

A Creation Reflection with Commitment Pledges (PowerPoint)

Author: Maureen Thompson | Date Published: 28/08/2019

This presentation, invites us to reflect on the creation story and what it means for how we relate to other living things which are the source of our sustenance; to acknowledge the damage we have done to the natural world and ultimately to ourselves; and to take responsibility and action now - by playing our part in healing the damage wrought by our careless lifestyles, for the sake of creation and future generations.

It could be used as part of a service or in a prayer or study group,

This is the PowerPoint version, which you can edit and time, to suit your audience.

It's also available as a PDF which is a smaller file but the content cannot be modified, though you can control for how long you show each 'slide'.

See also the Service Ideas for 20th and 27th October, 2019 and the Prayer for OWW 2019 in the Faith Resources Library.

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Tags: meditation, reflection, presentation, creation, one world, responsibility, Now is the Time, act, commitment, pledge.

Christian Worship Service Ideas for 27th October

Author: Maureen Thompson for OWW | Date Published: 28/08/2019

This is one of 4 resources specially produced for Christian worship in One World Week 2019: a prayer for OWW and a reflection / meditation on creation, with pledges. They can be used on their own or with either of the two services.

This service uses the readings for 27th October and the other service uses the readings for 20th October. You can reorganise, add, subtract or substitute sections to suit your situation. There is a list of additional sources of ideas and materials at the end, on page 8.

See also the Prayer for OWW 2019 and the Creation Refection PowerPoint presentation in the Faith Resources Library.

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Christian Worship Service Ideas for 20th October

Author: Maureen Thompson for OWW | Date Published: 28/08/2019

This is one of 4 resources specially produced for Christian worship in One World Week 2019: a prayer for OWW and a reflection / meditation on creation, with pledges. They can be used on their own or with either of the two services.

This service uses the readings for 20th October and the other service uses the readings for 27th October. You can reorganise, add, subtract or substitute sections to suit your situation. There is a list of additional sources of ideas and materials at the end, on page 8.

See also the Prayer for OWW 2019 and the Creation Refection PowerPoint presentation in the Faith Resources Library.

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Tags: Christian worship, service, readings for 20th October, readings, notes on readings, prayers, quotations,

Introduction to OWW 2019- using Portsmouth egs.-PDF

Author: POWW | Date Published: 25/08/2019

This presentation about OWW in general is useful to show to local groups and organisations you want to get involved with OWW. It illustrates the kind of events that might be organised and who might get involved.- the Why? What? When? and Who?

It isn't about this years theme though that is mentioned.

There is a PowerPoint version you can modify to include your local details and a PDF version, which is smaller.

This is the PDF version

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Introduction to OWW 2019- using Portsmouth egs. PP

Author: POWW | Date Published: 25/08/2019

This presentation about OWW in general is useful to show to local groups and organisations you want to get involved with OWW. It illustrates the kind of events that might be organised and who might get involved.- the Why? What? When? and Who?

It isn't about this year's theme though that is mentioned.

There is a PowerPoint version you can modify to include your local details and a PDF version, which is smaller.

This is the PowerPoint version

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Tags: general introduction to OWW, local, events, how to, doing oww, new groups, faiths

Green Websites for Faith Groups

Author: OWW | Date Published: 02/08/2019

This resource has been extracted from the general "Green Websites" resource. It contains websites relating to interfaith co-operation on the environment and resources and projects associated with individual faiths.

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Tags: Faiths,environment, climate change, climate emergency, nature, responsibility,

Prayer for One World Week

Author: Maureen Thompson for OWW | Date Published: 30/07/2019

You could add this prayer to the service you are holding in One World Week;  or incorporate it into the Service especially designed for OWW in 2019.

See the Service Ideas for 20th and 27th October 2019, a specially written meditation, Creation Refection PowerPoint presentation,  and links to relevant materials on other websites in "Green Websites for Faiths" - all to be found in the Faith Resources Library

 

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Tags: prayer, Christian, worship, urgent action, climate change, now is the time to act, responsibility, creation,

Islamic Climate Change Resources

Author: IFEES | Date Published: 07/08/2019

'The Islamic Declaration on Climate Change' and the 'Muslim Green Guide to Climate Change' outline the Islamic position on climate change and care for our planet and how Muslims should respond.

You can download them from the IFEES website.

A great resource to use with Muslim communities and at inter faith events

 

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Tags: Green Guide; Islamic Declaration on Climate change, Islam, Muslim, climate change, green living, Declaration on climate change, inter faith, responsibility, care of environment

Now is the time to act - OWW Guidelines

Author: OWW | Date Published: 20/06/2019

These Guidelines focus on organising events that will communicate the urgency to act before climate change damages the ecosystems on which we depend. The need to engage everyone calls on OWW to use its experience to include minority groups and people of many faiths; to suggest actions that individuals, families, communities and    governments can take which will offer hope to future generations. Other organisations' websites and resources, alongside some specially developed by OWW, are suggested to help organisers to put on informative and fun events to build up a positive response to the climate crisis. .

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The Time to Act is Now: A Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change

Author: One Earth Sangha | Date Published: 15/06/2019

This Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change is taken from the One Earth Sangha website to enable you to download it easily for use at an inter faith event.

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Green Websites - word.doc

Author: OWW | Date Published: 02/08/2019

This is a compilation of websites addressing issues of climate change from various perpectives:

Explanations of the science of climate change; campaigns;Greener Living; Faith Groups; Arts and Creativity; Resources for Schools; Communicating climate change and motivating behavioural change.

This is not a comprehensive list but it could grow! Please contact OWW if you have any suggestions of additional sites about climate change which would be worth sharing with others.

 

 

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Tags: scientific explanation, climate change, campaigns, waste, schools, songs, arts, websites, faiths, Islam, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, communicating change, lifestyle, green living,

Planet Doctor 2019 pdf version

Author: Alan Gaunt/OWW | Date Published: 14/06/2019

This short drama (6 - 8 minutes) assesses the health of our planet as Mother Earth has a consultation with the Planet Doctor.  Highly accessible, humourous and entertaining, this little sketch has a very serious message. 

This could be used in school assemblies, community events, as part of a Church Service, as a discussion starter, etc. After the performance it would be good to involve the audience in making pledges about what actions they will take for change.  (see the Pledges resource for "The World is Changing- What about us?).

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Planet Doctor 2019 word doc.version

Author: Alan Gaunt/oww | Date Published: 14/06/2019

This short drama (6 - 8 minutes) assesses the health of our planet as Mother Earth has a consultation with the Planet Doctor.  Highly accessible, humourous and entertaining, this little sketch has a very serious message. 

This could be used in school assemblies, community events, as part of a Church Service, as a discussion starter, etc. After the performance it would be good to involve the audience in making pledges about what actionc they will take for change.  (see the Pledges resource for "The World is Changing- What about us?).

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One World Song

Author: Portsmouth Music Hub | Date Published: 02/10/2018

The ONE WORLD song

The 'One World Song' was first produced by the Portsmouth Music Hub, as a film of its 50 choirs and 2,500 singers, for the BBC Music Day 2018. They are very happy for us to adopt it as our 'Song for One World Week' and share it.

"The message is simple: that the environmental choices we make every day will change the world" - so it fits well with OWW's environmental aims and any theme or event with an environmental theme.

Do watch – it’s great. Perfect for us. We are welcome to share it and use it. So do pass the link on to schools, choirs etc. The score and lyrics are available, too, so people can join in the singing. Find them (and other related songs) here http://www.portsmouthmusichub.org/one-world/

It would make a great introduction (or send off) for an event or a school assembly. 

Watch and listen to it on youtube now!  -  it’s guaranteed to make you smile!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqch4JXbJd8&feature=youtu.be

 

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Tags: song, music, Lyrics, events, young people, activity, community, commitment, one world, planet, school assemblies; responsibility,Conservation, Environment, Environmental, Pollution, Recycling, Waste

Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling (pdf)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 10/09/2018

These 'Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling' are particularly relevant as many people are asking what they can do after seeing the damage plastic can do to marine environments and wildlife.  Use them to round off any OWW event or activity to focus participants on what steps they are going to take as a result of what they have learned at your event.

For more ideas of how to use pledges, see the resource, "Pledges for 'The world is changing - how about us?'", which has an introduction with lots of suggestions about how you can use them.

 

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Pledges for 'The World is Changing - How about us?(PDF version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 10/09/2018

These pledges can be used to round off any OWW event or activity to focus participants on what steps they are going to take as a result of what they have learned at your event.

This resource has an introduction with lots of suggestions about how you can use them.

Use the Word Doc. version if you want to edit them or add your own.

There is also a separate set of "Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling"

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Pledges for 'The World is Changing - How about us? (word.doc. version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 10/09/2018

These pledges can be used to round off any OWW event or activity to focus participants on what steps they are going to take as a result of what they have learned at your event.

This resource has an introduction with lots of suggestions about how you can use them.

Use the Word Doc. version if you want to edit them or add your own.

There is also a separate set of "Pledges about Plastics, Waste and Recycling".

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OWW "The World is Changing — How About Us?" Additional worship resources-(PDF version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

Here are some additional/alternative materials to use with your OWW, "The World is Changing - What about us? Christian Worship Service. It includes: prayers, readings, meditations, videos* and a drama*.

*Some of these could be used in an inter faith context.

 

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"The World is Changing — How About Us?" Additional worship resources- (word.doc version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

Here are some additional/alternative materials to use with your OWW, "The World is Changing - What about us? Christian Worship Service. It includes: prayers, readings, meditations, videos* and a drama*.

*Some of these could be used in an inter faith context.

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"The World is Changing — How About Us?" Christian Worship Anthology (PDF version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

This Christian Worship Anthology (originally by Jo Rathbone of Eco-Congregation 2007) has been revised and updated by OWW for the 2018 Theme, "The World is Changing - How about us?". It offers a service outline which you can download,(you may want to choose the word.doc version to edit), edit, add to and rearrange to suit your needs.

It includes a short Drama: "Planet Doctor" (5-7 minutes) which is well worth including as it outlines the changes Mother Earth is experiencing, accessibly and entertainingly. 

You can download alternative and additional worship resources from: '"The World is Changing - How about us?" - Additional Worship Resources."

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"The World is Changing — How About Us?" Christian Worship Anthology (word doc. version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 08/09/2018

This Christian Worship Anthology (originally by Jo Rathbone of Eco-Congregation 2007) has been revised and updated by OWW for the 2018 Theme, "The World is Changing - How about us?". It offers a service outline which you can download, in word, to edit, add to and rearrange to suit your needs.

It includes a short Drama: "Planet Doctor" (5-7 minutes) which is well worth including as it outlines the changes Mother Earth is experiencing, accessibly and entertainingly. 

You can download alternative and additional worship resources from: '"The World is Changing - How about us?" - Additional Worship Resources."

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Discussion Starters (PDF version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 04/09/2018

These have been designed to help people begin talking together about some of the issues raised in the OWW 2018 theme. They can be used with different audiences at various types of events from coffee mornings to parties to interfaith events. Or you could just leave them lying about in cafes and social areas!  We thought the ‘OWW is 40’ one would be especially rewarding with mixed generations. You could use the Timeline resource with it. We’d love to know you get on with these – so, please, let us know.

The OWW Resource Team


 

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Tags: Discussion starters; let's talk; 40 years, change, products, environment, plastics, journeys, families, waste, coffee morning, faith events

Discussion Starters (word.doc version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 04/09/2018

These have been designed to help people begin talking together about some of the issues raised in the OWW 2018 theme. They can be used with different audiences at various types of events from coffee mornings to parties to interfaith events. Or you could just leave them lying about in cafes and social areas!  We thought the ‘OWW is 40’ one would be especially rewarding with mixed generations. You could use the Timeline Resources with it.  We’d love to know you get on with these – so, please, let us know.

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Tags: Discussion starters; let's talk; 40 years, change, products, environment, plastics, journeys, families, waste, coffee morning, faith events

Quotations related to "The world is changing - How about us? (pdf version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 29/08/2018

This compendium of quotations about change looks at why we need to change (changes in Planet Earth's Systems) and how we can do it. There is a Faith section which would be useful for interfaith events.

A preface includes all sorts of suggestions about how you could use the quotes in publicity; over a meal, as a thought provoker and a discussion starter. Use in combination with the pledges resource.

Available in a word.doc. version or a PDF.

 

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Quotations related to "The World is Changing - what about us?(word.doc version)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 29/08/2018

This compendium of quotations about change looks at why we need to change (changes in Planet Earth's Systems) and how can do it. There is a Faith section which would be useful for interfaith events. A preface includes all sorts of suggestions about how you could use the quotes in publicity; over a meal, as a thought provoker and a discussion starter.  Use in combination with the pledges resource

Available in a word.doc. version or a pdf.

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OWW 2017 service produced Churches Together in Mere, Wiltshire

Author: Rev Judith Thompson and Janet Way, Churches Together in Mere | Date Published: 26/10/2017

 The OWW group in Mere, Wiltshire compiled this for their OWW service relating to the 2017 theme of 'Good Neighbours'. They are happy for others to use and adapt it.  

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"Just a moment" - a meditation - for Good Neighbours

Author: Christian Concern for One World | Date Published: 23/10/2017

 A meditation to raise our awareness of our global neighbours and  why we should change our shopping choices to help lift producers out of poverty. 

This was included in the Service for Good Neighbours with a focus on Fairtrade (word doc. version - not PowerPoint version). It's available here to download  and is presented, two to a page, to be printed and divided for use as a Hand Out  - for services - or at other, secular, events. It is appropriate to use in the context of changing our shopping behaviour

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A PowerPoint version of the GOOD NEIGHBOURS service with a focus on Fairtrade

Author: Heather Stanisland and Ian Marshall (Cheshire South Methodist Churches and Fairtrade Group) | Date Published: 23/10/2017

A PowerPoint version of a service to celebrate One World Week with a theme of

"GOOD NEIGHBOURS - My World Depends on Us" with a focus on Fairtrade.

Includes hymns.

Note: does not include the meditation in the Word.docx version

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Fairtrade Quiz answers PDF

Author: Ian Marshall | Date Published: 23/10/2017

Answers (in pdf form) to Fairtrade Quiz (also available as a PowerPoint)

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Fairtrade Quiz answers PowerPoint

Author: Ian Marshall | Date Published: 23/10/2017

Answers to the Fairtrade Quiz (2017) in PowerPoint form.

There is also a pdf version

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Fairtrade Quiz

Author: Ian Marshall | Date Published: 23/10/2017

A Fairtrade quiz suggested for use with the  service for the Good Neighbours; suitable for other contexts too.

There is a PowePoint with answers to this quiz and a pdf version too.

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Worship Resources for Good Neighbours One World Week (issue 3)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 03/09/2017

A compilation from various organisations of resources you can use to construct your own worship materials. It includes some service outlines, and a wide range of components such as prayers, hymns, meditations, bible study and sermon suggestions.

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Tags: Faith, worship, Good Neighbours, global neighbours, neighbours, refugees, trade, peace, SDGs, Fairtrade.

A GOOD NEIGHBOURS service with a focus on Fairtrade.

Author: Cheshire South Fairtrade Group | Date Published: 03/09/2017

A service to celebrate One World Week with a theme of

"GOOD NEIGHBOURS - My World Depends on Us" with a focus on Fairtrade.

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Tags: service, Christian, worship, Good Neighbours, Fairtrade, Traidcraft, prayers, hymns, bible readings, meditation, change to a better way to trade.

Practical suggestions for bringing new people into OWW

Author: OWW | Date Published: 2010

This offers some useful suggestions for involving more people and organisations in your local OWW planning group. It refers to a PowerPoint introduction to OWW developed originally by Portsmouth OWW and updated annually with information about the annual theme.

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Tags: local group, starting, introduction, OWW, new group, PowerPoint

Pledges about inclusion and peace (for a large display) (word.doc)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 19/09/2016

These are designed for a large display (n.b. a smaller version is available to make into cards).

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Pledges about inclusion and peace (large version for displays) (pdf)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 19/09/2016

These are designed for a large display ( a smaller version is vailable for printing on individual cards) (Word doc)

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Pledges about Inclusion and peace for cards (word.doc)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 19/09/2016

These are designed to be printed off and made into cards, useful for a range of activites. (N.B. there is also a larger version for displays).

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Pledges about Inclusion and peace (for cards) (pdf )

Author: OWW | Date Published: 19/09/2016

These are designed to be printed off and made into cards, useful for a range of activites. (there is also a larger version for displays).

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Quotations about Inclusion and Peace (pdf)

Author: Various compiled by OWW | Date Published: 06/10/2016

Use them to: stimulate discussion, on publicity, as part of an activity or in an interfaith event.

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Quotations about Inclusion and Peace (word.doc)

Author: Various compiled by OWW | Date Published: 06/10/2016

Use them to: stimulate discussion, on publicity, as part of an activity or in an interfaith event.

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Who’s a migrant? (word.doc)

Author: OWW - based on an idea by Miriam Kennet | Date Published: 10/10/2016

This activity demonstrates how people and families in our communities have migrated. ( allow 15 - 20 minutes)

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Redbridge interfaith walk poster (pdf)

Author: Redbridge OWW group | Date Published: 01/10/2013

This poster for a OWW/Interfaith walk encompassed various local faith bases in Redbridge, where walkers discussed each faith’s attitude to peace - it indicates what can be done. The idea can be adapted to suit the current OWW theme.

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Tags: Walk, inter-faith, peace, community, activity

Getting to know you exercise (pdf)

Author: Dr. Rosemin Najmudin | Date Published: 10/02/2017

This exercise can be used as part of a workshop or introductory meeting as a useful way of introducing people to each other and helping them start a conversation.

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Getting to know you exercise (word)

Author: Dr. Rosemin Najmudin | Date Published: 10/02/2017

This exercise can be used as part of a workshop or introductory meeting as a useful way of introducing people to each other and helping them start a conversation.

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Common Good Fund 2017

Author: near neighbours | Date Published: 01/11/2016

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Films (short) about environmental issues

Author: Sarah Hirom | Date Published: 12/04/2017

 This is a collection of films about environmental issues and what we, as citizens, can do about them.

Included are a  set made by "the Story of Stuff". Many are presented as cartoons drawn as the presenter tells the story. They are very accessible, suitable for all ages, funny, but addressing serious issues of our time, and very informative. While made in the USA many of the issues are common to us all - a possible discussion point could be whether people in different countries would tackle the issues in the same way.

 They run for between 5 and 20 minutes, so great discussion starters for a lesson or a meeting.

Access the current (2017) collection of Stories of Stuff videos here.

The following collection was complied for OWW's 2014 theme, Living Differently. Most are still relevant.

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Tags: Films, videos, Environment, citizens actions, consumption, More than Enough, solutions, water,Story of Stuff

Interfaith Worship or Act of Reflection and Commitment

| Date Published: 10/02/2017

If you want to organise an event involving an interfaith service, please read this discussion paper which addresses the sensitivities involved in doing it in a way that is acceptable to all. It suggests a way forward using the Act of refection and Commitment.

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Tags: interfaith, inter-faith, inter faith, worship, service, prayer, act of reflection and commitment, multifaith, inclusive,

Including You - Faith Resources for One World Week (Update)

Author: OWW | Date Published: 2016

Several of the organisations OWW works with have produced excellent materials for use in worship or "sacred conversations". The links in this resource can be used to construct your own Christian worship, or an interfaith event or a non-faith event. 

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Tags: Cafod, Christian Aid, Faith, Guidelines, Hyperlinks, Interfaith, Migration, One World Week, Prayers, Refugees, United Reformed Church, Worship, Including You, 2016

Hungry for One World - Hunger and Poverty (Christian Perspective)

Author: OWW

A presentation on the Christian perspective on poverty and hunger, made for One World Week's 2009 theme, 'Hungry for One World'. 

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Tags: Discussion, Faith, Hunger, Christianity, Malnourished, One World Week, Poverty, Presentation, Bible, Water, Hungry for One World, 2009

Hungry for One World - Hunger and Poverty (Islamic Perspective)

Author: OWW, Islamic Relief

A presentation on the Islamic perspective on poverty and hunger, made by Islamic relief for One World Week's 2009 theme, 'Hungry for One World'. 

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Tags: Discussion, Faith, Hunger, Islam, Islamic Relief, Malnourished, One World Week, Poverty, Presentation, Qu'ran, Water, Hungry for One World, 2009

Including You - Order of Service

Author: Cafod, CSAN, JRS

An order of service which could be used for One World Week's 2016 theme, 'Including You'. 

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Tags: Cafod, Caritas Social Action Network, Christian, Climate Change, Environment, Family, Hymn, Immigration, Islam, Jesuit Refugee Service, Journey, Lampedusa Cross, Liturgy, Migrants, Migration, One World Week, Order of Service, Persecution, Pilgrimage, Pope Francis, Poverty, Prayer, Readings, Refugee, Refugee Crisis, Rejection, Solidarity, Song, War, Welcome, Year of Mercy, Including You, 2016

Including You - United Reform Church Leaflet

Author: United Reform Church

A resource for sacred conversations on migration: aimed at local churches and/or church related groups to help in the exploring of issues around moving/migrating.

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Tags: Churches, Congregations, Discussion, Drama, Events, Faith, Film, Home, Migration, One World Week, Plays, Prayer, Reflection, Sacred Conversations, Sermons, United Reform Church, Videos, Worship, Including You, 2016

Hungry for One World - Grace Across Faiths

Author: OWW

A selection of common graces said from different faith traditions, which could be used for interfaith events for One World Week's 2009 theme, 'Hungry for One World'. 

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Tags: Baha'i, Buddhism, Catholicism, Christianity, Faith, Grace, Hinduism, Islam, Judasim, One World Week, Prayer, Sikhism, Worship, Hungry for One World, 2009

Growing Together - Stories for Worship

Author: Tearfund

Stories that could be used in worship for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Tags: Africa, Asia, Bible, Climate Change, Deforestation, Drought, Faith, Flood, Food Poverty, Latin America, One World Week, Poverty, Readings, Tearfund, Worship, Growing Together, 2008

Growing Together - Readings

Author: OWW

Biblical readings that could be used in worship for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Growing Together - Quotes

Author: OWW

Quotes that could be used in worship for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Tags: Bible, Christian, Climate Change, Faith, Global Warming, One World Week, Poverty, Quotes, Worship, Growing Together, 2008

Growing Together - Prayers

Author: OWW

Prayers on the theme of creation, justice and peace that could be used in worship for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Growing Together - Christian Service (Fairtrade)

Author: Peter Collins (Traidcraft)

A Christian order of service for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Growing Together - Hymns

Author: OWW

Some hymns appropriate to the theme of fair tade and justice, which could be used in events for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Growing Together - Christian Service

Author: Jo Rathbone

A Christian order of service for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Growing Together - Bible Studies

Author: Sage

A Bible study on environmental issues produced, by Sage in Oxford, which can be used for One World Week's 2008 theme, 'Growing Together'. 

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Tags: Bible Study, Climate Change, Creation, Discussion, Environment, Faith, Father, Genesis, Global Warming, God, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Jesus, John, One World Week, Sage, Trinity, Growing Together, 2008

One World Week - Full Hymns with a Creation Theme

Author: Christian Ecology Link

Hymns with a creation theme, from Eco-congregation Module 2. 

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One World Week - List of Hymns with a Creation Theme

Author: OWW

List of hymns with a creation theme, from Eco-congregation Module 2. 

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One World Week - Presentation on Inclusive Approach to Global Issues

Author: OWW

A presentation about hosting interfaith events to address global issues. 

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Tags: Climate Change, Community, Discussion, Events, Fairtrade, Faith, Global, Hunger, Interfaith, Issues, Local, One World Week, Peace, Presentation, Unity, Values, Worship

Hungry for One World - Christian Service (Ethiopia)

Author: OWW, Cafod

A Christian worship anthology about Ethiopia for One World Week's 2009 theme, 'Hungry for One World'.

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Hungry for One World - Christian Service (Defending Human Rights)

Author: OWW

A Christian worship anthology about defending human rights for One World Week's 2009 theme, 'Hungry for One World'.

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Peacing Together One World - Piece by Piece Towards Peace

Author: OWW

Resources for personal reflection and corporate worship for One World Week's 2010 theme, 'Peacing Together One World'.

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Hungry for One World - Christian Service

Author: OWW, Cafod

A Christian worship anthology for One World Week's 2009 theme, 'Hungry for One World'.

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Tags: Activities, Cafod, Christian, Christian Aid, Colombia, Earth, Ethiopia, Discussion, Faith, Human Rights, Hunger, Hymn, Justice, One World Week, Peace, Poverty, Prayer, Readings, Sermon, Service, Stories, Worship, Hungry for One World, 2009

Hungry for One World - Islamic Response to Poverty (supplimentary notes)

Author: OWW, Islamic Relief

Supplimentary notes for a presentation on the Islamic Response to Poverty. 

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More than Enough - Presentation on Islamic 'Peace and Justice'

Author: OWW, Islamic Relief

A powerpoint resentation on the Islamic perspective on 'Peace and Justice' from One World Week and Islamic Relief. 

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Tags: Discussion, Faith, Islamic Relief, Justice, One World Week, Peace, Presentation, More than Enough, 2010.

Living Differently - Christian Service

Author: Moses Tumukunde Tetesigensi

A Christian worship anthology for One World Week's 2014 theme, 'Living Differently'.

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Living Differently - Quotes

Author: OWW

A collection of quotations for One World Week's 2014 theme, 'Living Differently'.

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Tags: Discussion, Faith, Food, Money, One World Week, Quotes, Wastefulness, Living Differently, 2014

Living Differently - Order of Service

Author: OWW

Order of service for One World Week's 2014 theme, 'Living Differently'.

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Tags: Breaking Chains, Change, Christian, Church, Faith, Hymn, One World Week, Prayer, Service, Worship, Living Differently, 2014

Living Differently - Ethical Investment

Author: OWW

Websites with further information about ethical investment for the theme of 'Living Differently'. 

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Tags: Christian Aid, Discussion, Ethical Investment, Faith, One World Week, Websites, Living Differently, 2014

More than Enough - Web Resources

Author: OWW

Web resources for One World Week's 2013 theme ' More than Enough'. 

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Tags: A Rocha, Biofuel, CAFOD, Children, Christian Aid, Christian Ecology Link, Climate Change, EcoSikh, Faith, Food Systems, Friends of the Earth, Islam, Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Islamic Relief, Judaism, Justice, MADE in Europe, Materialism, Mongabay, One World Week, Operation Noah, Oxfam, Peace, Population Growth, Schools, Sikhism, Stop the Climate Chaos Coalition, The Big Green Jewish Website, UNICEF, Weblinks, Wisdom in Nature, World Wildlife Fund, More than Enough, 2013

More than Enough - Christian Service

Author: Kieran O'Brien (CAFOD)

This outline can be developed and adapted to your own preferences and needs.  There are additional resources and prayers that are also included in this pack which you may want to use.  

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Tags: Blessing, Christian, Discussion, Faith, Hunger, Hymn, One World Week, Prayer, Reflection, Service, Worship, More than Enough, 2013

More than Enough - Quotes

Author: OWW

A collection of quotations on the theme of 'More than Enough.'

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Tags: Being More, Christianity, Consumerism, Discussion, Economics, Faith, Happiness, Islam, One World Week, Quotes, Sustainability, More than Enough, 2013

More than Enough - CAFOD Resource Pack

Author: CAFOD

CAFOD's 'Hungry for Change' resources, including videos, posters, a quiz, and activities for children which could be used at OWW events focusing on food and hunger issues.

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Tags: Activities, CAFOD, Children, Community, Discussion, Faith, Food, Food Systems, Guidelines, Hunger, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, More than Enough, One World Week, Posters, Quiz, Resource Pack, Schools, Starvation, Videos, Young People, Hungry for Change, 2013

Sharing Destiny - Quotes

Author: OWW

A collection of quotations on the theme of 'Sharing Destiny.'

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Sharing Destiny - Christian Service

Author: Helen Garton and Sally Whitehead

An order of service on the theme of 'Sharing Destiny', written for One World Week. 

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Sharing Destiny - List of Campaigning Organisations

Author: Sarah K. Kilou

A list of organisations campaigning against climate change. 

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Tags: 350.org, 38 Degrees, A Rocha, Biofuelwatch, Black Environment Network, CAFOD, Camp for Climate Action, Campaign, Christian, Christian Aid, Christian Ecology Link, Climate Change, Climate Outreach, Cool it Schools, EcoSikh, Education, Faith, Friends of the Earth, Islam, Islamic Relief, Judaism, Living for One World, Mongabay, One World Week, Operation Noah, Oxfam, RisingTide, Schools, Sikhism, Stop the Climate Chaos Coalition, The Big Green Jewish Website, Wisdom in Nature, World Development Movement, World Wildlife Fund, Sharing Destiny, 2012.

Living for One World - 'Saving our World' Drama Presentation

Author: OWW

A drama-presentation which focuses on the theme of 'stewardship' and the duty of humans to protect the world in which we live. 

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Tags: Animals, Children, Climate Change, Discussion, Diversity, Drama, Education, Endangered Species, Environment, Faith, Key Stage 2, Multi-faith, Music, One World Week, Presentation, Rainforest, Script, Stewardship, Young People, Living for One World, 2011

Living for One World - Christian Service

Author: OWW

An adaptation of the service originally written for OWW in 2007 by Jo Rathbone.

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Tags: Christian, Climate Change, Environment, Faith, Hymn, One World Week, Order of Service, Prayer, Psalm, Quotes, Song, Living for One World, 2011

Living for One World - Organisation List

Author: OWW

A list of organisations that are currently campaigning on environmental issues affecting the planet and its people compiled for OWW. 

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Tags: 38 Degrees, Action, Biofuel, CAFOD, Campaign, Christian, Christian Aid, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Faith, Friends of the Earth, Global, Islam, Islamic Relief, Jewish, Local, One World Week, Oxfam, Schools, Sikh, World Wildlife Fund, Young People, Living for One World, 2011.

Living for One World - Environment Across Faiths

Author: OWW

A collection of teachings on the environment, across different faith traditions, for use at OWW events for 'Living in One World'. 

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Tags: Activities, Bahai, Buddhism, Christianity, Daosim, Discussion, Environment, Faith, Hinduism, Interfaith, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Multifaith, One World Week, Quiz, Quotes, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Living for One World, 2011

Living for One World - Ideas for Worship

Author: OWW, Cafod

Materials collected from various sources for worship on the theme of 'Living for One World.'

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Tags: Bible, CAFOD, Christian, Confession, Drama, Faith, Forgiveness, Indigenous, Meditation, One World Week, Powerpoint, Prayer, Presentation, Quotations, Readings, Resource Packs, Stories, Worship, Living for One World, 2011.

Including You - TTIP and Trade Justice Welcome Pack

Author: Global Justice Now

An information pack on TTIP and Trade Justice produced by Global Justice Now.

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Tags: Action, Activities, Bible, Christian Aid, Christians, Corporations, Discussion, Fairtrade, Faith, Global Justice Now, Justice, Liturgy, One World Week, Peace, Poems, Poverty, Prayers, Quotations, Reflection, Trade, TTIP, Including You, 2016

Hope In Action - Assembly for 11- to 14-year olds

Author: Christian Aid

An assembly presentation on the theme of 'One World' for school chilren aged 11- to 14-years old. 

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Tags: Action, Assembly, Brazil, Christian Aid, Hope, One World, One World Week, Presentation, Reflection, Schools, Shared Responsibility, Sustainability, Hope in Action, 2015

Hope In Action - Assembly for 7- to 14-year olds

Author: Christian Aid

An assembly presentation on the theme of 'Shared Planet' for school chilren aged 7- to 14-years old. 

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Hope in Action - Justice Campaign Worship Resources

Author: Traidcraft

Justice Campaign worship resources including videos; campaign and text images; and prayer and action cards. 

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Tags: Action, Bible, Campaign, Church, Discussion, Hope, Justice, One World Week, Prayer, Quotations, Reflection, Video, Worship, Hope in Action, 2015

Hope in Action - Stand up for Justice Prayer Card

Author: Traidcraft

Prayer card for 'Stand up for Justice'

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Hope in Action - Christian Service

Author: Christian Aid

A Christian worship anthology for One World Week's 2015 theme, 'Hope in Action'.  

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Hope In Action - Interpreting the Theme

Author: OWW

Some suggestions and resources for event organisers on the 2015 theme: "Hope in Action" Inspiring a culture of hope to build a more equal and peaceful world.

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Tags: Action, Anti-Semitism, Campaign, Christian Aid, Church, Climate Change, Disability, Economic Inequality, Equal Rights, Equality, European Global Education Week, Gender, Global, Hope, Human Rights, Inequality, Injustice, Islamophobia, Justice, Law, One World Week, Peace, Conflict, Poverty, Quakers, Racism, Solidarity, Sustainable Development Goals, UN, World, Hope in Action, 2015

Hope in Action - Quotes

Author: OWW

A collection of quotations on a range of topics related to hope and equality. 

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Tags: Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Equality, Faith, Gender, Hinduism, Hope, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, One World Week, Quotes, Sikhism, Tenrikyo, Hope in Action, 2015