On Sunday the 18th of January parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption Tavistock took action on climate change through CAFODS One Climate One World Campaign. Father John Greatbatch gave one of the parish CAFOD volunteers, James Ronan, the opportunity to speak on the impacts of climate change on the world’s poor and the part we can play in calling on our government to act and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
Parishioners were asked to play their part by filling in the One Climate One World Postcards to make a pledge to do more to look after the environment and to call on our government to act on our behalf. Parishioners were helped in their signings by CAFOD’s other parish volunteer Gillian Mill and the church youth group who took part by handing out and taking in the postcards, 83 were signed in total which is an amazing achievement considering Mass attendance is roughly 100 in Tavistock!
Following this on Sunday the 22nd of February Father John and parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption warmly welcomed their local MP Geoffrey Cox who took part in the handing over ceremony of the One Climate One World postcards. Geoffrey was happy to receive these postcards on behalf of the government and parishioners were pleasantly surprised to see the impact that their pledges were having. The postcards will now be making a journey to Number 10 Downing Street as part of the national One Climate One World Campaign.
Volunteers like James across the country are hard at work organising campaign signings and engaging with their local MPs on this crucial issue, regardless of which political party they happen to represent. Organising a campaign signing may take a little effort but for all involved it is an inspiring opportunity to put your faith into action.
When asked about organising his parish campaign signing our fantastic parish and key volunteer James Ronan said “The One Climate One World campaign was a huge success, not only was it great for parishioners to take action on the issues that they cared about the most it was also inspiring to get Geoffrey Cox MP on-board to take part.”
It still isn’t too late to get hold of campaign cards and to organise a signing, to find out more and order materials click on the links.
If you are going to hold a campaign signing, please let us know and we will be happy to support you.