CAFOD’s campaigns team is a small team with a big passion for justice! We strongly believe that if poverty and inequality in our world are to be defeated, we have to see the bigger picture: we need to change how the world works, and challenge the rules that are designed to favour those with the wealth and power.
Aisha is our team leader. Aisha comes from a background in politics, and she is driven by a desire for fairness. “It can’t be right that UK businesses are linked to human rights and environmental abuses around the world, with no consequence,” she says. Our Business and Human Rights campaign is facing this head on!
Liam, our Campaigns Manager, has been supporting CAFOD’s campaigns since he was in primary school and currently leads our climate campaigning. He says: “It’s wrong that our sisters and brothers in communities that have done least to contribute to the climate crisis are being hardest hit. We have to stop this by responding to Pope Francis’s call to care for our common home.” Read about our work on climate.
Helen, our Campaigns and Outreach Manager, worked with our volunteers and parishes before joining the campaigns team, and she takes inspiration from the famous quote of anthropologist Margaret Mead: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has."
Andrea, our Campaigns Engagement Manager, has been campaigning on a diverse range of social and environmental issues ever since she can remember. Andrea finds a lot of inspiration through the lives of the many saints who played a vital role in challenging the injustices of their time, as well as in the richness of Catholic Social Teaching. Andrea leads on our Fix the Food System campaign, supporting the rights of small-scale farmers. One of her favourite sayings is, "We, now, here!"
Phoebe, our Campaigns Officer, takes inspiration from Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ letter to the world. “It’s such a rich document with so much to teach us,” she says. As the Holy Father asks, “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us?”