Cafod Reclaim our Common Home

Published date: 7th March 2021

Reclaim Our Common Home

Many people will be familiar with the Cafod Lent & Harvest Fast Day Appeals. Did you know that Cafod also campaigns for change both at home and abroad? We are encouraged to lend our voices to important matters like Climate & Energy, Peace & Human Rights, Cancelling Debt – all part of the Church’s social teaching.

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken the world in an unprecedented way. In response to this crisis, Pope Francis has called on us to take an active part in renewing our troubled societies. So, this year we will be campaigning to Reclaim Our Common Home

This new campaign is an invitation to Catholics and others to participate both individually and collectively in rebuilding a more dignified and sustainable post-pandemic world.

This summer, Britain will be hosting the G7annual meeting where leaders of the world’s most powerful countries will discuss how to rebuild from the pandemic. And in November, Britain will also be hosting the UN’COP26’ climate talks where world leaders will come together toagree on how to prevent catastrophic climate change.

As host of these two key summits, the British Government will have significant leverage over these negotiations. And we, as citizens, can influence our government. The world is at a crossroads and this opportunity for transformation cannot be missed.

As many people as possible are encouraged to sign the new petition to the Prime Minister ahead of COP26 at cafod.org.uk/reclaim.

News and information on all the campaigns is available at cafod.org.uk/campaign

For further information contact: icameron@cafod.org.uk