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Latest Caritas Media Releases & News

Everyone has a role to play to enable inclusion

Nicky and Mykal at the Social Justice Week workshop in Taupo
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 (All day)

People with disabilities want to be treated as people first rather than by being defined by impairment, and everyone has a role to play

Zero Carbon Bill - An Important Step Forward on Climate Change

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (All day)

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has published its submission on the government’s Zero Carbon Bill.

Breaking Bread to Build Community

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:30 to 14:30

Every year Caritas marks Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants – established by the NZ Catholic Bishops—by creating liturgical resources and inviting schools and communities to join us in prayer and reflection.

World Environment Day – “beating plastic pollution”

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (All day)

This year’s World Environment Day is fast approaching. 5 June 2018 will be the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and local action for the protection of our environment.

Caritas in support of Caritas Jerusalem on the recent escalation of violence in Gaza

Virginie Nguyen Hoang, 2014
Friday, May 18, 2018 (All day)

For many years, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has promoted human dignity, peace and development in the Holy Land. This has been demonstrated via our partnerships with Bethlehem University and Caritas Jerusalem.

Caritas welcomes Budget direction - but lasting results will be the real test

Thursday, May 17, 2018 (All day)

In welcoming the government’s Budget announcement today, Caritas says it heralds proposed changes that could help families, people on low incomes and the environment.

Other media releases

The Caritas State of the Environment for Oceania Report: Waters of Life, Oceans of Mercy - Releases today

Climate action should prioritise the poor – Caritas Report

Climate change – the ultimate intergenerational issue

Caritas welcomes a new report, Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: Climate change, progress and predictability published by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wrig

Powering remote Pacific communities with renewable innovations

While we in New Zealand are fortunate enough to have electricity at the flick of a switch, hundreds of remote communities around the Pacific have little access to electricity and must rely on small

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