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.

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

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Meeting in Wellington strengthens bilateral ties for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Caritas Australia

Australia was welcomed to Well

Caritas stands with the children of Gaza in the face of air bombardment

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is to provide $10,000 to the work of Caritas Jerusalem as it supports families in Gaza who are in desperate need following this week’s intense aerial bombardment. 

Budget a small step in the right direction but big challenges remain

Caritas today welcomed the government’s increase in welfare benefits to help vulnerable households who are

...… and latest Caritas Stories

The case against seabed mining

Seabed mining proponents are promoting mining the seafloor as ‘necessary’ to meet demand for metals and minerals for renewable energy components in the ‘green transition’ away from fossil fuels.

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.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust