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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.

Pope's message for World Day of Poor: Prayer inseparable from solidarity with poor

Pope calls on people to keep their gaze fixed on the poor, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and warns against succumbing to a “

Accessing Safe Water in Samoa

Karen Anaya, Programme Coordinator for Caritas Samoa, reports on a range of water access and quality issues in Samoa and Caritas Samoa’s response.

Climate finance for disaster preparedness in Samoa

Caritas Samoa has created the Promoting Resilience through Essentials Pre-positioned for Samoa (PREPS) project in partnership with Catholic Relief Services to ensure that vulnerable populations in Samoa affected by disaster are able to meet their immediate, essential needs.

Red Dust Healing: Dealing with Drought, Bushfires and COVID

Supported by Caritas Australia, Red Dust Healing runs holistic training workshops designed for Indigenous men, women and families.

Season of Creation 2020

The Season of Creation begins on 1 September with the Day of Prayer for Creation and concludes on 4 October, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

We reflect on the issue of human trafficking as we mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Standing up for what's right

Leading up to the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants, we reflect on our 2016 report on migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand.

Time to show some Kiwi hospitality to migrant workers

As we approach the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants, Caritas Engagement Manager Roger Ellis reflects on the need for "Kiwi hospitality" toward migrant workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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