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