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CAFOD
Africa - Sierra Leone - Jenneh and family

CAFOD’s strategic framework takes its name from Pope Francis’ Encyclical ‘Laudato Si' - On care for our common home’. Launched in April 2020 and updated in 2023, it offers staff and volunteers a unifying vision for CAFOD, to inspire us towards transformative change.

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, prioritising those who experience poverty and are most vulnerable and excluded - especially women and girls - who are being hit first and hardest.

Together with the global network of our Catholic community across the world we can transform our common home to reflect the Kingdom of God, with social, economic, political, and cultural systems and structures so that all people, communities and the earth may flourish.

Our mission

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

  • To support people, communities and our local partners to be artisans of their own destiny.

  • To prioritise and work with those who experience poverty and are most vulnerable and excluded, to provide lifesaving support, relieve suffering and strengthen resilience, in ways that protect and regenerate the environment.

  • To challenge and transform the structures and behaviours that drive poverty, vulnerability, inequality, injustice and exclusion, and harm the environment.

  • To educate, enable and inspire the diverse Catholic community in England and Wales to act in solidarity for the common good.

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What we do

CAFOD is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

With your help, we reach out to people living in hard-to-reach places, in war zones and those who are discriminated against.