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  • History Of Cafod

    1. 1. Faith in action Section 3: CAFOD’s history and work
    2. 2. <ul><li>CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a member of the Caritas International Federation – a network of Catholic relief and development agencies. </li></ul>What is CAFOD?
    3. 3. <ul><li>1961 Catholic women organised the first Fast Day to help mothers and babies in the Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>1962 After a huge response, Catholic bishops of England and Wales set up CAFOD. </li></ul>How did CAFOD begin? Jacquie Stuyt, one of CAFOD’s founders
    4. 4. <ul><li>Q: How many staff has CAFOD? </li></ul><ul><li>A: CAFOD has 290 staff in the UK and 70 overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Q: In how many countries does CAFOD work? </li></ul><ul><li>A: CAFOD supports more than 500 projects and programmes in over 50 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How much does CAFOD spend? </li></ul><ul><li>A: CAFOD spent over £50 million in 2006 to help people all around the world. </li></ul>CAFOD today
    5. 5. <ul><li>Q: On which continents does CAFOD work? </li></ul><ul><li>A: In Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Q: Does CAFOD only help Catholics? </li></ul><ul><li>A: CAFOD does not just help other Catholics! </li></ul><ul><li>Q: How does CAFOD decide who to help? </li></ul><ul><li>A: According to need, not race, religion, gender or politics. </li></ul>Who does CAFOD help?
    6. 6. <ul><li>The hopes of the poor </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel messages </li></ul><ul><li>Catholic Social Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration of faith </li></ul>What motivates CAFOD? What motivates/would motivate you to work for justice?
    7. 7. <ul><li>The Catholic community (that’s you!) gives 75% of the money </li></ul><ul><li>Government – British and European </li></ul><ul><li>Joint appeals with other agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Can you name any famous </li></ul><ul><li>CAFOD supporters? </li></ul>Where does CAFOD get money?
    8. 8. <ul><li>Q: Short-term relief – can you explain what this is? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Responding to emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Q: Long-term development – can you explain what this is? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Helping people to help themselves, making changes that will last </li></ul><ul><li>Q: Work in the UK – can you say what sort of work? </li></ul><ul><li>A: Education, campaigning and fundraising </li></ul>What does CAFOD do?
    9. 9. <ul><li>an immediate response to a crisis or disaster (like a conflict or an earthquake) </li></ul><ul><li>providing basic needs (food, water and shelter) </li></ul>Short-term relief:
    10. 10. <ul><li>CAFOD does not leave when the emergency is ‘over’ </li></ul>Short-term relief: <ul><li>Response to an immediate </li></ul><ul><li>crisis, often leads to </li></ul><ul><li>long-term projects. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>tackles the source of a problem </li></ul><ul><li>helps people to help themselves </li></ul><ul><li>provides a solution that lasts. </li></ul>Long-term development:
    12. 12. <ul><li>“ Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” </li></ul><ul><li>Anon, China </li></ul>Long-term development:
    13. 13. <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>working with volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>speaking to schools, youth groups and parishes </li></ul><ul><li>producing materials for schools and parishes </li></ul><ul><li>providing training for teachers </li></ul>What does CAFOD do in the UK?
    14. 14. <ul><li>Campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>using action and lobbying to put pressure on MPs and businesses </li></ul><ul><li>using campaign actions to raise awareness. </li></ul>What does CAFOD do in the UK? Campaigners raise awareness of how gold mining damages the poor.
    15. 15. <ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Organising Fast Days at Lent and Harvest </li></ul><ul><li>Helping volunteers to organise events </li></ul><ul><li>Applying for grants </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising for donations and legacies </li></ul>What does CAFOD do in the UK?
    16. 16. <ul><li>Find out more – visit www.cafod.org.uk/bigdeal </li></ul><ul><li>Tell others and pray for a fairer world </li></ul><ul><li>Join the campaign – take action! </li></ul><ul><li>Raise money in new and original ways </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Buy fairly-traded products </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a CAFOD group in your school or church </li></ul><ul><li>Join CAFOD events in your local area </li></ul><ul><li>What will you do? </li></ul>How can I put my faith into action?
    17. 17. <ul><li>“ I salute people in the UK who support CAFOD and I hope you can continue to support our peace projects for youth in the future.” </li></ul><ul><li>Christmar, a youth worker in the Philippines </li></ul>Messages from around the world
    18. 18. <ul><li>“ I greet all the schoolchildren who support CAFOD. May God keep you and I wish for you to study well and have a good future.” </li></ul><ul><li>Antoine Ove, aged 15, Congo </li></ul>Messages from around the world
    19. 19. <ul><li>“ I think it would be very nice if young people in England [and Wales] got motivated by knowing what goes on in other countries.” </li></ul><ul><li>Henry, Honduras, Latin America </li></ul>Messages from around the world
    20. 20. Picture credits: Annie Bungeroth, Brijesh Patel, CAFOD, Darren Zlatareff, George Swift, Jim Stipe, Kate Stanworth, Lancashire Publications Ltd, Laura Donkin, Laura Storr, Noel Gavin, Patrick Nicholson, Richard Wainwright, Simon Rawles.

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