The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development.


 We are a member of the Caritas Internationalis network of 165 Catholic justice, peace and development agencies working in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

Where we work

Caritas advocates for change, supports community development projects and responds to emergencies around the world.

Resources

We produce a variety of resources throughout the year that correspond to important events on the Catholic calendar.

Get Involved

Find out how you can support Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand in our mission for justice, peace and development. 

Find out what's going on. Latest Caritas News ...

Caritas stands with the Philippines in the face of Typhoon Goni

Monday 2 November 2020

Caritas to release annual environmental report with an online webinar

Caritas will release its annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Towards New Horizons, through a global webinar on Friday 2 October.

Enduring principles in a time of challenge and change

This year Social Justice Week runs from 6-12 September and is based on the theme of Catholic Social Teaching.

...… and latest Caritas Stories

Pope's message for World Day of Poor: Prayer inseparable from solidarity with poor

Pope calls on people to keep their gaze fixed on the poor, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and warns against succumbing to a “

Accessing Safe Water in Samoa

Karen Anaya, Programme Coordinator for Caritas Samoa, reports on a range of water access and quality issues in Samoa and Caritas Samoa’s response.

Climate finance for disaster preparedness in Samoa

Caritas Samoa has created the Promoting Resilience through Essentials Pre-positioned for Samoa (PREPS) project in partnership with Catholic Relief Services to ensure that vulnerable populations in Samoa affected by disaster are able to meet their immediate, essential needs.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust