CAFOD’s campaigning tackles the causes of poverty and hunger, not just the symptoms. It is a tangible way in which we as a parish can express our faith. It enables us to help thousands more communities than we could just through fundraising alone, by advocating for changes in policy and practice to reduce poverty overseas. It includes political campaigning, but it is not party political. We make a difference when we join our voices with others who feel the same. 

In 2021 we campaigned to Reclaim our Common Home and asked Boris Johnson to put people hardest hit by the climate crisis at the heart of COP26.

The current campaign for 2022 is:
Tackling Corporate Abuse

Communities, which CAFOD works with around the world, are experiencing exploitation linked to the activities of UK companies. This includes people working for these companies being mistreated, rivers being polluted, large-scale deforestation, forcing people from their land, and the abuse and killing of people who show resistance. CAFOD is calling on the UK government to introduce a new Business, Human Rights and Environment Act to hold business to account when it fails to prevent human rights abuses and environmental harm.
Pope Francis has called on us to strengthen national and international legislation to regulate the activities of companies and provide justice for the people they affect.
Please show your support for the end to corporate abuse and email your MP at

Anne Sturman, 14/11/2020