by Will Green
Very organised meals today. Penne pasta (made the night before) with vegetable soup as the sauce. Went to uni and it filled me up for the whole day. Went out this evening to Rotherham for my Not so strictly come dancing rehearsal dance class. I’m now a few steps closer to learning the salsa. The Dancing is all for a local charity called ‘Safe at last’ where children are provided with a refuge if they feel unsafe at home. A friend asked me if i would go into her school and try to connect with the children about the IF campaign and CAFODs hungry for change campaign. She was up against teenagers who were failing to see the bigger picture. I hope to approach them as a young person so hopefully they will respond more positively and realise there is so much they can do.
As a young person i feel an immense sense of duty towards this campaign, not only because i have an inbuilt socialist mindset but because i realise age groups needs to collaborate to get the best out of the world. If young can provide the ambition and passion, the experience and knowledge can be provided by others. This campaign is something which aims to stop charity, if people can live sustainably and contribute to the world economy a charity will cease to exist.
Ex Pope Benedict said there was a demand for new solutions – respectful of laws, human dignity of justice. It is important that economic policies do not cause disparities in wealth. he referred back to Paul VI who identified a number of causes such as high tariffs imposed by rich nations (and controlling international food companies) which make life difficult today for poor countries to gain a foothold in world markets (cf. Caritas in Veritate, 32-33)
Just discovered a bag of unused frozen veg in the freezer which i bought for this challenge. Might have to have it all tomorrow 🙂
See www.cafod.org.uk/hungry for more on the Hungry for Change campaign, which Will is supporting.