This week (21-28 October 2007) is One World Week - an opportunity for people from a variety of faith backgrounds and none to highlight justice and peace issues arising from the local and the global, as we encounter it on a daily basis.
One World Week - which started out as an initiative of EDM and the churches, and has grown in scope over the past nearly 30 years - believes that when we understand each other's perspectives, our lives can be transformed and enriched.
One World Week is an annual opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally, by:
* Working together in caring for the Earth and its resources
* Taking action: justice, equality, peace and fullness of life for all
* Building relationships of mutual respect that cross boundaries
* Running local events that celebrate the diversity of cultures in our communities and neighbourhoods
OWW is open to anyone to take part.
If you want to celebrate the diversity of cultures in Britain today, or where ever you are, and enjoy each others company, as you discover shared values and work together on common concerns, then OWW is for you.
You or your organisation can put on a OWW event. You can plan and organise with others to share ideas and values and to spread the learning. This website has resources and links to help you.
Origins of OWW
In 1978, One World Week (OWW) was founded by the World Development Movement out of a desire that, for one week in every year, the churches should draw the attention of their communities to the fact that the world consists of one human race which shares one planet in which all may enjoy fullness of life.
For more information on what's happening this year, go to: http://www.oneworldweek.org/