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Our oceans, our future
06 Jun 2017
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.
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.
Stewardship of the Pacific Ocean – our responsibility to protect
28 Apr 2017
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.
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...