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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.

A bridge for migrant workers during the COVID-19 lockdown

In this week leading up to the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants on Sunday, 21 June, 2020, we share a story of hope from the Filipino Chaplaincy of the Wellington Archdiocese.

“Let us sing as we go”: Looking forward with hope

In this sixth post of the Laudato Si’ blog series, we share songs of lament, hope and love for the earth as we look to the future of our common home.

Caring for land, caring for people in the urban environment

In the fifth post of our Laudato Si' Week blog series, we profile the work of Earth Promise Gardens/Papatūānuku ki Taurangi in Ellerslie, Auckland.

Youth and environmental justice

In the fourth post of the Caritas blog series marking Laudato Si’ Week 2020, Mareta Tana, Communications Assistant for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, reflects on the importance of young people in the fight for environmental justice.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust