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Our oceans, our future

This World Oceans Day (8 June) we celebrate the Oceans as one of the most integral sources of life on earth. By preserving the oceans, we preserve integral human development, which is a key principle of Catholic social teaching.

Preparing Communities in Samoa

By Petra Wheatley - a Catholic Volunteer Overseas with Caritas Samoa.

I’m 24 years old, born and bred in Wellington, and have been placed with Caritas Samoa in Apia from January to May, 2017 as a Programmes Team Assistant supporting the small team to deliver some of the projects the organisation has within the community.

Budget 2017 may leave ‘small town NZ’ out in the cold

In the wake of Budget 2017, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has expressed concern that ‘small town New Zealand’ and vulnerable communities like Kaikōura have been neglected.

Stewardship of the Pacific Ocean – our responsibility to protect

Caritas organisations and partners over the last two decades have been noticing an increasing number of significant changes in the environment, all of which are impacting most on the poorest communities.

New Zealand youth challenging themselves to make a difference

While many of us ask ourselves what we can do to help those in need, young Catholics around New Zealand are making a difference by stepping into the shoes of the most vulnerable and taking on the C

Responding by God's mercy in South Sudan

It’s searing in Juba today, significantly hotter than when I was here in August last year. I’m sitting in the Caritas South Sudan office with a fan on each side of the room, but it feels like I’m sitting in an oven...

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