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What does the One World Group do?

Originally formed to liaise with Mark Nikell, who was working with Christians in South Sudan, and to raise funds for his work, we are now in the Information Business! Through Jubilee Scotland, we raise awareness World Poverty and issues of Justice, running campaigns such as “Cut The Strings”. We get speakers, with video, for the work of Farm Africa, which we support through our Harvest Lunch – and last year raised a record sum of GBP1,225. We have also supported the Bamejja Project in Uganda, via Oasis, through our direct link with Ceri Duncan, who came to talk to us. She has now married, is living in the USA, and still doing outreach work. We particularly like to support people we know.

We run the regular Traidcraft Stall on a Sunday morning – we welcome more helpers, not necessarily members of the One World Group, both to man the stall and help collect and return the goods (Friday and Monday am).

We would like more people to join our group, and instead of meeting in the afternoon, we shall have more, or all, of our group meetings in the evening. We plan to have our next one on Tuesday 24th. October at 7.30pm – see October magazine and pewspaper. We also plan an Open Meeting, with speaker, in February.

Our outreach has also led us into getting St. Peter’s involved in EcoCongregation. Here there is likely to be a Green Team evolved to help take this forward (see Hall Service on Sunday 3rd. September).

I hope this will help you to understand what the One World Group does, and that anyone interested in the Developing World Outreach, Justice & Peace, as well as Ecological matters will join us.

Georgina Clayton


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