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OWW Newsletter March 2018

Dates of One World Week, 2018, are 21 – 28 October

OWW's 2018 theme is:

The World is Changing - How about us?

This title has been adopted for European Global Education Week 2018,
inspired by the French title (Le monde bouge – et nous?) in 2017.


OWW invites you to:

  • celebrate 40 years of OWW,
  • reflect on how the world has changed in that time,
  • explore changes to ensure a world fit for future generations.

The theme

focuses on two interlinked sets of issues:

  • the changes we need to make in our daily lives to enable humanity to go on living on the planet we call home, without destroying nature’s life-support systems which sustain us;

and, at the same time,

  • how we can ensure that everyone on the planet can prosper.

We hope everyone attending events will make several pledges of actions they will take!

On the Theme page of our Website, we have begun to develop these ideas. We are still working on them and these videos are giving us food for thought:

We are also working on suggestions about how you can use them in OWW events and activities. More later!

The website

It was new last year – we would like to know how you got on with it. Could you find easily what you needed? We are still planning to add more pictures to illustrate the issues and how we tackle them through our events. Do you have photos from last year’s activities that you think would be appropriate? Please contact us.

If you have any issues using the website, please contact us.

Trustees and Volunteers

We are delighted to welcome Sue James on to the Board of Trustees where she will continue to oversee the Facebook page as well as fulfilling the general Trustee responsibilities of guiding OWW forward. We are still looking for additional new trustees, so – please think about whether you or someone you know could join our small friendly Board. To find out more about what is involved, please look at our Trustee Recruitment Pack here.

We are also looking for help with resources for this year’s theme. Can you suggest:

  • useful links and resources;
  • ideas for campaigns we could link to;
  • stories of change;
  • statistics and charts as evidence of change;
  • striking quotations and illustrations?

Perhaps you could help with producing activity ideas, such as word searches and pledges? Or put together a service outline for worship resources? (Like one local organising group shared with us all last year!)

Please forward any ideas to us here.


Have you told us about your events in OWW 2017? It’s still not too late to let us know what you did and how it went – you can download an evaluation form here ; and send us your best pictures!


Finally, as ever, any donations are really welcome - A big THANK YOU to those who have already sent in funds raised as a result of OWW events. OWW's continuation depends increasingly on donations from events and supporters.

Please Donate here.

With our good wishes for your 2018 planning from the OWW team,

Alison, Aneta, Ingrid, Jonaid, Roger, Sarah and Sue

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