1/ Fr Silvester – Collection of items for School Children in Uganda Donations of school materials required are pens, pencils, geometry sets, notepads, small exercise books, writing paper & plus tooth brushes Also used backpacks, shoes & school uniforms. All for children from aged 3 to 14yrs. Please leave at the back of the church both ends. Thank you
2/ LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week – Many find greater well-being from owning fewer things, reducing the pressure to work to buy more and gaining time to do what brings joy. Think about the things that you let into your life that don’t need to be there and start saying no to them.
3/ The United Nations Development Goals –The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Goal 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Water and sanitation are at the core of sustainable development, and the range of services they provide underpin poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. However, in recent decades overexploitation, pollution, and climate change have led to severe water stress in locales across the world.
Today, 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water, and more than 4.2 billion people lack safely managed sanitation. Climate change is exacerbating the situation, with increasing disasters such as floods and droughts. 80 per cent of wastewater in the world flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused, and 70 per cent of the world’s natural wetland extent has been lost, including a significant loss of freshwater species.
Now more than ever the world needs to transform the way it manages its water resources and delivers water and sanitation services for billions of people. Urgent action is needed to overcome this global crisis, as it is affecting all countries around the world, socially, economically and environmentally.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on water and sanitation, adopted by United Nations Member States at the 2015 UN Summit as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, provides the blueprint for ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6 We’re looking at each of these goals over the coming weeks https://sdgs.un.org/goals
4/ CAFOD Fix the Food System Thanks to those who signed the letter demanding the World Bank to end all policies that restrict farmers’ freedoms to choose which seeds they use to grow food. Well over 350 names were added over the last two weekends. For anyone who wasn’t able to sign you can do so at https://cafod.org.uk/campaign/fix-the-food-system