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Gaza Crisis: Joint Statement By Caritas Agencies Of Australia, Canada And New Zealand

Friday, 15 March 2024, 10:40 am | Caritas

In a joint statement dated 13 December 2023 , the prime ministers of Australia, Canada and New Zealand called for a ceasefire and peace in Gaza. On 15 February 2024 , they reiterated the call, adding that they were "gravely concerned by indications ... More >>

Caritas: Action On Housing Welcomed – But Action Needed On Emissions

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 2:35 pm | Caritas

Caritas has welcomed budget initiatives to assist low-income households but is calling for more urgent action on reducing emissions. "We need to prioritise the needs of the poor and vulnerable in Aotearoa New Zealand and the cost-of-living crisis ... More >>

Climate Finance Needs To Work For Communities And Be Debt Free - Caritas

Monday, 3 October 2022, 2:12 pm | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is calling for more effective and transparent climate finance channels to deliver funds and results directly to the local level in the Pacific, prioritising the poorest and most vulnerable, and not adding to debt burdens. ... More >>

Caritas: Emissions Reduction Plan Must Go Further

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 2:32 pm | Caritas

Caritas welcomes the government's first emissions reduction plan and the general cross-party support for long-term carbon budgets that start to bring down our carbon emissions. "A strong, committed carbon reduction plan is long overdue," ... More >>

Mena Antonio Appointed New Caritas Chief Executive

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 1:36 pm | Caritas

The new Chief Executive/Kaiwhakahaere Mātua for the Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is Ms Mena Antonio. Mena Antonio has worked for major corporations in the UK for five years before returning home to complete professional ... More >>

Caritas Funding Humanitarian Work In Midst Of Ukraine Crisis

Monday, 28 February 2022, 2:58 pm | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has agreed to send $10,000 to support Caritas work in Ukraine as we stand in solidarity with our sister organisations and with the people of Ukraine. "We pray for all the people in Ukraine, especially the vulnerable ... More >>

Caritas Assisting In Tonga

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 4:17 pm | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has offered an immediate Solidarity Grant to Caritas Tonga and is also receiving donations, through its Pacific Relief Fund, to help with the aftermath of the volcanic eruption in Tonga. Our thoughts and prayers are with ... More >>

Subsidiarity Is The Key To Humanitarian Response In The Age Of COVID-19

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 2:23 pm | Caritas

The threat of introducing COVID-19 in the Pacific has to be considered in humanitarian efforts to get support on the ground in areas impacted by natural disasters. Local communities must be empowered to take action and make decisions based on their needs ... More >>

Overseas Pacific Communities Prepare For COVID-19

Friday, 3 April 2020, 3:22 pm | Caritas

While many Pacific nations are not experiencing large COVID-19 case numbers, local community groups are already mobilizing to prevent and prepare for the growing pandemic. One such group is the Kiribati Health Champions, comprised of women and young adults ... More >>

Risk That Child Poverty Is Becoming Ingrained

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 4:25 pm | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development, is concerned that the latestchild poverty numbers show that there has been anincrease in material hardship,with 4100 more children living in ... More >>

Social Justice Week 2019

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 2:04 pm | Caritas

This year’s Social Justice Week calls us to consider our part in seeing that our workplaces, our schools and our communities are fair places for all. We are challenged to see, hear, and experience the lived reality of people, naming what is happening ... More >>

Caritas celebrates 50 years working for justice

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 10:29 am | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is celebrating its ‘Jubilee Year’ this year, representing 50 years since national bodies were established for justice, peace and development, including the provision of Catholic volunteers overseas. More >>

Climate action should prioritise the poor – Caritas Report

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:19 am | Caritas

Leaders from the Oceania region have gathered in Wellington today for the launch of the fifth State of the Environment report for Oceania. The Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania Report: Waters of Life, Oceans of Mercy is being released ... More >>

Everyone has a role to play to enable inclusion

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:50 pm | Caritas

People with disabilities want to be treated as people first - rather than by being defined by impairment and everyone has a role to play in helping bring that to fruition. That was the message from the 2018 Social Justice Week Workshop held on Saturday ... More >>

Caritas welcomes Budget direction

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 5:04 pm | Caritas

In welcoming the government’s Budget announcement today, Caritas says it heralds proposed changes that could help families, people on low incomes and the environment. The government will, however, still need to demonstrate how money reaches those at ... More >>

Kiwi aid worker heads to Bangladesh to help Rohingya

Friday, 11 May 2018, 4:00 pm | Caritas

Caritas Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Mark Mitchell, has just left for Bangladesh to assess the needs of Caritas Bangladesh as they provide aid to individuals and families caught up in the Rohingya refugee crisis, as well as to provide support on emergency ... More >>

‘No remedy for death’, says Caritas on Euthanasia debate

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 11:06 am | Caritas

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out today in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia. More >>

No bricks and mortar in Budget’s new housing spend

Friday, 27 May 2016, 10:43 am | Caritas

Despite Budget 2016 taking small steps to invest in the wellbeing of families and individuals, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand says there is a noticeable lack of investment in building new homes – an important requirement to ensure all families can flourish More >>

Cardinal to launch beneficiary advocacy event in Upper Hutt

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 1:15 pm | Caritas

Cardinal John Dew will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, May 10 to launch an Archdiocesan ‘Benefit Impact’ event aimed at assisting and advocating for those in the Wellington region on a benefit. More >>

Caritas invitation highlights opposition to trading bill

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:54 am | Caritas

An invitation to meet with Caritas on Easter Sunday and discuss the social justice agency's opposition to the Shop Hours Amendment Bill has been extended to members of the Commerce Select Committee. More >>





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