Each year Truro Cathedral takes part in ‘One World Week’ which marks United Nations Day on 24th October.
Each year One World Week is celebrated in the Cathedral with a number of separate but linked events all focusing around a particular theme. This year’s theme is ‘Including You’ and particularly as it relates to migration.
Robin and Mard Sellwood are members of the Cathedral congregation and they said, “One World Week is an annual opportunity for people to come together from diverse backgrounds and learn a little bit about other people’s lives, building relationships and mutual respect along the way. Its aim is to draw attention to the fact that the world consists of one human race which shares one planet. This year we are hoping to show how local organisations are helping to relieve the Refugee crisis”.
Rowley Surridge has just returned from a trip to the Calais refugee camp and said, “The refugee crisis is not about to go away. Those soon to be moved from the Jungle (Calais camp) by the French authorities to other camps will not change the situation only relocate it. The fact that there are refuges in often squalid conditions shows that as yet there is not the political will to care for these people in a manner that befits a western developed country such as ours or many in the EU”.
Some of the events going on at the Cathedral during One World Week include:
The One World Week Exhibition which starts on Sunday 23rd October (running through until 30th) which features a number of local, national and international organisations including The Eden Project, Shelterbox, Mid Cornwall United Nations Association and All Saints, Highertown. The exhibition runs for a week and is free and features the work and projects of these organisations.
This year the special Evensong to mark United Nations Day will take place in the cathedral on Sunday 23rd October at 4pm and will be sung by St Mary’s Singers.
For more information visit the cathedral website www.trurocathedral.org.uk
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