Our Common Home: CAFOD's vision of progress

Kushi stands outside her home in Kenya

During the East Africa food crisis CAFOD supported Kushi with food vouchers that meant she could choose the food she wanted to meet her family’s needs.

CAFOD’s strategic framework takes its name from Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Laudato Si' - On care for our common home’. Launched in April 2020, it offers staff and volunteers a unifying vision for CAFOD for the next 10 years.

Our agenda for change

As we look to the future, we will focus on the interconnected cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, supporting and celebrating the abilities and achievements of local people - especially women - together with the global network of our Catholic community across the world.

We will follow Jesus’ example of ensuring that quieter voices are heard, so that a better world is achieved together and where each and every one of us, including our mother earth, may flourish.

Our mission

Inspired by Gospel values and as part of the Catholic community of England and Wales, we come together in partnership with others, locally and globally:

  • To reach those in greatest need, save lives and relieve suffering.
  • To support and enable people, communities and our local partners to be artisans of their own destiny.
  • To challenge and transform the structures and behaviours that drive poverty, vulnerability, inequality, injustice and exclusion and harm the natural world.
  • To educate, enable and inspire the Catholic community of England and Wales to act in solidarity for the common good.


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