Saturday, 10 June 2017

CHATT Review Meeting 2017: A call for a greater focus on gender violence

CHATT held its review meeting, which takes place every two years. We discussed our external environment in South Africa, reviewed the activities we have achieved in the past two years, critically examined what went well and what we could do differently and agreed on our key activities over the next two years.

CHATT will continue to focus on tackling stigma (against HIV, TB, sexual minorities, disability), chatting with congregation members and connecting people with information and resources. In addition, following our review meeting, CHATT will increase our focus on gender violence. This is a critical issue for us - violence against women, children and in relationships. It is a silent, neglected, pervasive and very complex issue. We are challenging ourselves to understand it better and to act on these critical issues in our Cathedral and in our Cape Town community.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

International Candlelight Memorial Day 2017

Today is a very special day. We remember people who we have lost to HIV. At the same time, we celebrate the gift of life.

Below are pictures of our activities at the Cathedral today.

Monday, 10 April 2017

CHATTers plan Candlelight Memorial next...

Another productive monthly CHATT meeting!

TB Day 2017

CHATT led a number of TB Day activities at the Cathedral, including the prayers for people living with and affected by TB during our Sunday service, featuring 'TB Proof' posters on the pillars of the Cathedral, wearing striking tshirts produced by the Treatment Action Campaign and distributing leaflets and tissues to Cathedral members.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Our monthly Saturday meetings

Every second Saturday of the month, at 9am, CHATTers meet at the Cathedral. It's a special time - not only do we do practical planning of our activities, but we also pray, share stories and learn from one another. All are welcome always! 

This Saturday we discussed our key upcoming activities: participation in the Cathedral's Vestry Meeting (March), TB Day (March), Candlelight Memorial Day (May), a CHATT review meeting (June), a high tea (August) and World AIDS Day (December). Excited about the year ahead!

Sunday, 29 January 2017

It's 2017 already!

This weekend - Saturday 28 January 2017 - CHATTers met at Greenpoint Park for a picnic to celebrate 2016 and to mark the start of the new year and new activities ahead!

We had a discussion about the Water Justice Conference, which is led by the Care Creation team and is taking place 22-24 March at the Cathedral. CHATT looks forward to supporting the Care Creation team's activities and to contributing to making the Water Justice Conference a success #justwater17