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Caritas Updates

Caritas Update highlights recent activity and news from all areas of our work. It is sent as either a physical publication or an e-version three times a year, to coincide with our seasonal appeals in Winter, Spring and Summer.

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Caritas Update 79 (Winter 2019)

In this Winter Update 2019, we look at our work in advocacy and partnerships with local communities, schools, national and international organisations - these mutually beneficial partnerships enable us to truly make a difference.  

Caritas Update 78 (Summer 2018)

In this Caritas Update we look at the Share the Journey campaign one year after the launch. In this update we also introduce our theme for Lent 2019: Living Our Lives With Love, and our country of focus for Lent in schools 2019 - South Sudan. Also in this update we look at the World Day of the Poor, Caritas Gifts, and the effects of Typhoon Yutu in the Philippines.

Caritas Update 77 (Spring 2018)

In this Spring Update 2019, we look at our work in the Philippines and in Tonga following Typhoon Mangkhut and Cyclone Gita. Also in this update we announce the launch of our 2019 State of the Environment for Oceania Report, and look at the workshops that were held during Social Justice Week in September.

Caritas Update 76 (Winter 2018)

In this Winter 2018 Update 2018, we look at the events and resources we've released for the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants. This update also includes the Share the Journey campaign, the submission against the End of Life Choice Bill, and some updates on our State of the Environment for Oceania reports presented at the Where Do We Go From Here conference that was held in Brisbane in May.

Caritas Update 75 (Summer 2017)

The Caritas Update for summer 2017 looks at the Rohingya refugee crisis, Lent in 2018, environmental issues and our report, Turning the tide. We also highlight the first World Day of the Poor.

Caritas Update 74 (Spring 2017)

The Caritas Update for spring looks at Social Justice Week and its theme of building communities; our Catholic Volunteer Overseas, Doug Tennent and his work in Papua New Guinea; and our livelihood programme in the Philippines. We highlight the winners of the SINGout4JUSTICE competition and the innovative clean power pilot project in the Solomons as well as Director Julianne Hickey's presentation at the UN and an honor for Solomons partner Billy Mae.

Caritas Update 73 (Winter 2017)

The Caritas Update for Winter looks at the food crisis in East Africa, where we are supporting people in South Sudan and Kenya. Update also includes images from both our Justice Leadership Days for senior high school students and the Caritas Challenge. Other articles cover our development work with women in Timor Lests, Caritas' response to the 2017 Budget and our Catholic Volunteers Overseas programme.

Caritas Update 72 (Summer 2016)

The Christmas 2016 issue of Update focuses on our Peace in the Middle East campaign, work in Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Pam, and Caritas support for South Sudan. We introduce the theme for the 2017 Bishops' Lent Appeal, which is Your face, Lord, do I seek. The Caritas Challenge and the 2016 Caritas State of the Environment Report for Oceania, Hungry for justice, thirsty for change, are also included in this issue.

Caritas Update 71 (Spring 2016)

Our Spring 2016 issue focuses on Social Justice Week and the theme of migration, including our small-scale study of mirgant worker experiences and our work supporting Syrian refugees. We also look at how our development projects in Cambodia and Tonga are changinig lives, and the great entries in our annual songwriting competition.

Caritas Update 70 (Winter 2016)

Our Winter 2016 issue features an update on our response to Cyclone Winston in Fiji, the Benefit Impact advocacy event we helped run, the success of the Caritas Challenge, our programme in Kiribati, and what a difference our water project in Solomon Islands is making to the communities there.

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