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Continuing our efforts in the face of a growing crisis

Friday, 30 August 2019, 11:21 am | Caritas Aotearoa

With continued violence and atrocities in Myanmar, increasing numbers of Rohingya refugees pour into precarious, overcrowded camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.2 million Rohingya refugees, most of whom have arrived since ... More >>

Caritas call on us all to take responsibility for planet

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 2:25 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas applauds the sense of urgency conveyed in the timeframe set out in the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which requires a climate change risk assessment to be prepared and presented to Parliament within a year. More >>

Caritas announces 2019 winners of SINGout4JUSTICE

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 2:10 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand. This annual competition provides a platform for intermediate and secondary school students to share concerns on issues ... More >>

Caritas promotes message to journey with migrant community

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:43 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Across New Zealand this week, Caritas is marking the National Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants on Sunday, 23 June, the day is set aside each year to fall as close as possible to the internationally celebrated World Refugee Day on 20 June. ... More >>

Oceania Voices on Caring for our Home

Saturday, 8 June 2019, 1:53 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has released three short videos for World Environment and World Oceans Day highlighting key environmental concerns for the peoples of Oceania. The videos are available through Caritas’ State of Environment page on its website. ... More >>

Answering the Call to Care for Earth and People

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 8:27 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Around Oceania this week, groups connected to Caritas and the Catholic Church are protecting and enhancing the environment where they live. They are answering the call of Pope Francis to care for the earth and care for the poor. For World Environment ... More >>

Caritas Welcomes Stronger Focus on Vulnerable In Budget

Friday, 31 May 2019, 10:07 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes a stronger focus on New Zealand’s most vulnerable people and indications of a long-term, integrated approach to climate change in this year’s Budget. “Earlier in the year, we supported the intergenerational wellbeing ... More >>

Caritas welcomes community refugee sponsorship evaluation

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 5:26 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes an evaluation report released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) on Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS). The CORS programme was approved by the government as a pilot ... More >>

Caritas Challenge for South Sudan

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 5:17 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Don’t be surprised to see groups of young people gathering to move water over long distances at school playing fields, or eating one simple meal of ugali during a 24 hour period, or any one of a range of activities designed to bring them closer to ... More >>

Environment Aotearoa 2019 report a wake-up call

Friday, 26 April 2019, 1:04 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes the latest Environment Aotearoa 2019 report as a further wake-up call to protect the New Zealand and global environment for present and future generations. More >>

Global problem needs a global solution

Monday, 10 December 2018, 7:58 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

On December 10-11, the United Nations will convene at an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), establishing global agreement on a common approach toward international migration. More >>

Caritas response to IPCC Report

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:52 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Responding to the release of the latest Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leaders of Catholic development agencies around the world have launched an urgent call for action, as there isn’t ... More >>

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand supporting Philippines

Monday, 17 September 2018, 4:45 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand supporting Philippines in Typhoon Aftermath Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is accepting donations towards a Rapid Response Appeal to support Caritas Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong). The ... More >>

New Zealand youth sing of justice and peace

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:46 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Standing out from 120 entries, three students from Hillcrest High School (Hamilton) and Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt) wowed the judges. More >>

Caritas goes to work on Gita response

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:26 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

In just over 72 hours Tropical Cyclone Gita has swept across islands of the Pacific causing substantial damage to homes, livelihoods, places of refuge, and places of prayer. This is certainly the case in Tonga where Gita made landfall late 12 February ... More >>

Catholic Communities Welcome Refugees

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:13 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas, as one of four organisations approved for the new Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) programme, will lead the coordination of a number of Catholic organisations who will support a refugee family to settle in New Zealand. More >>

New Government Must Respond to Tides of Change

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 4:46 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Yesterday on St Francis Day, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand published its fourth annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Turning the Tide . Launched at Te Ngākau Tapu Church in Porirua, this year’s report focuses on our changing relationship ... More >>

Caritas Aotearoa Calls Upon All to Care for the Earth

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:51 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

WELLINGTON —Wednesday, 4 October Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will launch this year’s State of the Environment for Oceania report, Turning the Tide . The resounding message is that people’s relationships with the seas and the environment-at-large ... More >>

Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 4:48 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

2017 is shaping up to be a devastating year due to environment-related disasters. From severe monsoon rains in South Asia, to Mexico’s record-breaking 8.1 magnitude earthquake, to the recent destruction of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, events ... More >>

One casting vote determines the future for NZ's oceans

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:09 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is concerned about the decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to grant a marine consent to Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) to vacuum up the sea bed off the South Taranaki Bight in order to extract iron ... More >>



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