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 ...

Kaitiaki2Share competition results are announced

Caritas is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2020 Kaitiaki2Share creative competition.

Celebrating Laudato Si’ Week: “everything is interconnected”

From 16 to 24 May, Caritas is encouraging Catholics and all people of goodwill to take greater steps to care for our common home to celebrate Laudato Si’ Week.

Budget: A foundation of hope on which all can flourish

Caritas welcomed the government’s Budget today, saying it provides a foundation of hope on which we can build a fairer society in which all can flourish.

...… and latest Caritas Stories

“Let us sing as we go”: Looking forward with hope

In this sixth post of the Laudato Si’ blog series, we share songs of lament, hope and love for the earth as we look to the future of our common home.

Caring for land, caring for people in the urban environment

In the fifth post of our Laudato Si' Week blog series, we profile the work of Earth Promise Gardens/Papatūānuku ki Taurangi in Ellerslie, Auckland.

Youth and environmental justice

In the fourth post of the Caritas blog series marking Laudato Si’ Week 2020, Mareta Tana, Communications Assistant for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, reflects on the importance of young people in the fight for environmental justice.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust