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. 

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

Restoring hope, bringing about renewal – Te Wiki o Te Whai Tika 2021: Social Justice Week 2021

Caritas responds to need in Haiti and Afghanistan

Caritas is responding

Climate Report Highlights Need for Rapid Action

The IPCC’s latest report on climate science only confirms with greater certainty and immediacy the need for rapid action to

...… and latest Caritas Stories

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand support for Season of Creation 2021

A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God

In memory of Bishop Paul Mea Kaiuea

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is saddened to hear of the passing of Bishop Paul Mea Kaiuea, MSC, former Bishop of Tarawa and Nauru, whose funeral is today.

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.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust