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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 87 (Spring 2021)

In our Spring Update, we highlight our current Spring Appeal and take a look ahead at some of the events happening in the upcoming month including the Social Justice Week and the Season of Creation. We also look at some of our updates from Schools around Aotearoa, and new methods of donating with the end of cheques. Download our Spring Update to read more.

Caritas Update 86 (Winter 2021)

In our Winter Update, we take a look at the He Oranga Taurikura Campaign and Laudato Si' Week. We also look at the work of schools across the country in our review of our Term 1 adventures, and highlight Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants and the upcoming Social Justice Week. Download the Winter Update to read more.

Caritas Update 85 (Christmas 2020)

In our Christmas Update, we reflect on the year that has been as we approach the Christmas season. We also take a look at the work of Caritas around the world, the Christmas Appeal, Social Justice Week and the phasing out of cheques by banks. In this Update we also look ahead at the theme for Lent 2021.

Caritas Update 84 (Spring 2020)

In our Spring Update, we take a look at some of our recent work with our partners in Caritas Lebanon as they respond to the Beirut explosion, Caritas Oceania and the upcoming launch of the State of the Environment for Oceania 2020 report, a review of our safeguarding policies, a look into the future of cheque donations and a summary of our education activities from the year to date.

Caritas Update 83 (Winter 2020)

In our Winter Update, we take a closer look at the ways in which our partners in Papua New Guinea are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We also look back at the first half of 2020 and review our advocacy and education work in New Zealand.

Caritas Update 82 (Special Edition: Autumn 2020)

Our special edition update focuses on the ways in which we're helping our partners across the Pacific and around the world prepare for and respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Caritas Update 81 (Summer 2019)

In the Summer Update we reflect on the positive change in i-Kiribati communities thanks to the work of the Kiribati Health Champions and bid farewell to our Board Chair, Beverley Turnbull. We also look ahead to 2020 - welcoming our new Board Chair, Keith Wedlock; learning about Caritas in schools in term one, including a look at the Caritas Challenge and the new KAITIAKI 2 SHARE programme; and revealing the theme for the 2020 Lent Appeal.

Caritas Update 80 (Spring 2019)

In this Spring Update we look at the work of the HAFOTI cooperative and the significant milestone in Timor-Leste, as well as disaser pre-preparedness with our partners in Caritas Tonga after tropical cyclone Gita. Caritas also calls on us all to take responsibility for planet wellbeing, and in schools we introduce the title of our school resources for Lent 2020: Caritas in Action: Restoring Hope and Spreading Love, and our Justice Leadership Days for 2020.

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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