The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), previously known as the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, is a
United Kingdom-based international aid agencyworking to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries. It is funded by the Catholic community in Englandand Wales, the UK governmentand the general publicby donations.
CAFOD's aims are to promote long-term development; respond to emergencies; raise public awareness of the causes of poverty; speak out on behalf of poor communities; and promote
social justicein witness to Christian faith and gospelvalues.It is also involved in short term relief.
CAFOD is an agency of the
Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Walesand part of the Caritas International Federation which operates in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
mission statementdescribes its vision, mission and values as follows:
Drawing inspiration from The Bible,
Catholic social teachingand the experiences and hopes of people who are poor, marginalised, or oppressed, CAFOD is committed to building a world free from povertyand injusticewhere:
*the rights and
dignityof each person are respected, discriminationis ended and all are gathered into a single human community from which no one is excluded.
*the good things of creation are developed and shared by all, and the structures that rule people’s lives express justice and enable
*the lives and choices of rich and poor alike have been transformed by solidarity.
*all have access to food, clean water, shelter and security; to a livelihood, health and
education; all can participate in shaping their societies and their world.
CAFODs stated mission is "to promote human development and
social justicein witness to Christian faith and Gospelvalues". To fulfil this mission CAFOD raises funds from within the Catholiccommunity and beyond so that it can:
*work alongside people in need to reduce poverty and bring about sustainable change through development and humanitarian programmes.
*increase understanding of the causes of poverty and injustice and encourage the Catholic community to embrace values, attitudes and
lifestylesthat are rooted in the gospel.
governmentsand international bodies to adopt policies that promote social justiceand end poverty. This is done both directly and by rallying the Catholic community.
The values that CAFOD declares as inspiring its work are:
*Confronted by global poverty and suffering, CAFOD describes its fundamental response as "compassion". CAFOD is deeply affected by the suffering of those it describes as "our brothers and sisters in the global family" and exists, alongside them, to take action to alleviate it.
*CAFOD recognises and the intimate relationship between protecting and sustaining the environment and promoting human development. It aims to take proper account of ecological sustainability in its work and lifestyle.
* [http://www.cafod.org.uk CAFOD website]
* [http://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk CAFOD WorldGifts - buy a cow for Christmas]
* [http://www.caritas.org/ Caritas Internationalis]
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