The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development


The Catholic social teaching principle of Subsidiarity is about empowering communities. Taking account of subsidiarity - mana whakahaere - means ensuring decision making happens at the most appropriate level so all those affected can contribute.

Caritas has focused on the emergency response to Cyclone Haiyan by Caritas Philppines and its own staff in this video.

Resources related to this principle can be downloaded by following the link at the bottom of the page.

The resources include a poster, a 10-minute Reflection, Study and Discussion Guide.



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