CAFOD Champions

Thousands of CAFOD supporters have campaigned for the government to end support for fossil fuels overseas

Thousands of CAFOD supporters have campaigned for the government to end support for fossil fuels overseas

CAFOD Champions are young Catholics aged 18-30 who come together to speak out for change. They are the future dreamers and radical re-builders of the world we share.

Whether you are passionate about climate action, concerned about structures that keep communities in poverty, inspired by putting faith into action or just want to know where to start with tackling global poverty, we want to get you on your way to making a meaningful difference.

You can make change happen, and we want to equip you to be the change you want to see.

What's it like to be a CAFOD Champion?

Young adults who join our network can get involved in a variety of activities, such as:

  • attending international residentials, camps and training workshops with campaigners from around the world
  • marching in the streets of their hometowns, in London and at UN climate summits
  • speaking to their MPs in Parliament, constituency offices and at lobbies
  • learning to organise action in schools, parishes, and communities
  • writing blogs and newspaper articles, and even doing radio interviews!

How can I become a CAFOD Champion?

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Stay up to date with new opportunities as they come our way! As well as our regular campaigning, fundraising, volunteering and prayer actions we also offer events, training opportunities, conferences, parliamentary activities and opportunities to connect with other UK and international agencies.

Events coming soon

COP26 Banner Making Workshop and Social - 21 October 2021

Get ready with us for COP26! Join us for a banner and placard making session in Romero House, London on 21 October 2021, 5 - 7pm. It’ll be a chance to meet others who care about climate justice and want to take action by joining the COP mobilisations across the UK in November.

Global Day of Action in London - 6 November 2021

Join us on Saturday 6 November at St Mary, Moorfields, 4-5 Eldon Street, London EC2M 7LS from 11am where we will gather with other CAFOD supporters before we join the main march outside the Bank of England. We encourage everyone who can make it to London to join us there!

Update live from Glasgow COP26, Tue 9 Nov @ 7pm

Join us to hear live from Glasgow Neil Thorns Head of Advocacy, Communication and Education and a Vatican representative from the Vatican delegation on the progress made at the COP26. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to the latest discussions at the global united Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it.

COP26 Round up- So what really happened in Glasgow! With Neil Thorns and Robin Mace-Snaith, Wed 17 Nov @ 7pm

Join us to hear a detailed report of the outcomes from the COP26 in Glasgow.

Neil Thorns Head of Advocacy, Communication and Education and Robin Mace-Snaith will report on the achievement made at the COP26. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to the latest discussions at the global united Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it.

Looking back to a year with challenges and joys. A reflection with our Director Christine Allen, Thu 25 Nov @ 7pm

Hear from CAFOD Director Christine Allen and CAFOD trustees about CAFOD's challenges, joys and achievements of the past year and about our hopes for the future.

With the participation also of Neil Thorns Head of Advocacy, Communication and Education, Maria Gonzalez Head of International programmes, Kayode Akintola Country Representative - Sierra Leone & Liberia.

Get in touch

Any questions? Want to collaborate on our young adult work? Got great ideas that we simply haven’t thought of?

Contact Kate Eastmond: keastmond@cafod.org.uk

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