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 helping amidst apocalyptic scenes in Lebanon

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand announced today that it will provide urgently needed funding for Lebanon amidst apocalyptic scenes from a massive explosion in the port of Beirut yesterday.

Caritas announces winners of 2020 SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition

Caritas is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition.

Coronavirus and hunger will adversely impact poor children

Caritas joined twelve other New Zealand aid organisations in warning of the impact of coronavirus and hunger on children in low-income countries and encouraging others to help.

...… and latest Caritas Stories

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

We reflect on the issue of human trafficking as we mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Standing up for what's right

Leading up to the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants, we reflect on our 2016 report on migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand.

Time to show some Kiwi hospitality to migrant workers

As we approach the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants, Caritas Engagement Manager Roger Ellis reflects on the need for "Kiwi hospitality" toward migrant workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust