Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’

Caritas participates in international conference on migration Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

This week, Julianne Hickey, the Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, is attending a conference in Bangkok to discuss issues surrounding child protection, human trafficking and labour migration in Asia and Oceania. The conference focused on “The Future of Work,” is hosted by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), an organisation working in over 40 Read more

Measles epidemic in Samoa – Caritas provides helping hands Comments 0

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

In Samoa, fifty-three people are now dead, after having contracted measles. More than 3000 people have now been infected with the disease and doctors say the death toll is likely to rise. George Fa’alogo, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s (CANZ) humanitarian coordinator, is in close contact with Caritas Samoa. He says, “We’re at a loss to Read more

Caritas launching 2019 Oceania environment report Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019

This week, Caritas Director Julianne Hickey will launch their 2019 report:  State of the Environment for Oceania: Seeds of Hope. On Thursday, 3 October at 7 pm: there will be the launch of the report at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Papakura, followed by Liturgy for the eve of St Francis Day. The next day, Friday, Read more

Get artistic and creative to show support for migrants and refugees Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Calling us to create a ‘culture of encounter,’ Pope Francis asks us to reach out with open arms to migrants and refugees around the world and in our communities. In 2017, the Pontiff launched Caritas’ Share the Journey (STJ) international campaign from St Peter’s Square in Rome. Last Sunday marked the launch of a key Read more

Don’t just sit there – do something Comments 0

Thursday, September 5th, 2019
social justice

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is using this year’s Social Justice Week theme of fairness to ask hard questions of everyone. The call is for everyone to consider what they can do to make workplaces, schools and communities fair places for all. People are challenged to see, hear, and experience the lived reality of people, naming Read more

Caritas makes submission on Zero-carbon Bill Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The purpose of the Climate Change Response (Zero-Carbon) Amendment Bill (the Bill) is to provide a framework and process by which New Zealand can achieve its existing commitment under the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. In its oral submission to Parliament, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand voiced its support Read more

50 Years of Caritas celebrated in Auckland Comments 0

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Last Saturday, Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrated a special Mass for the Auckland Diocese to mark 50 years since New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops established various bodies for overseas aid, justice and peace, and the sending of Catholic lay volunteers overseas. Today, these strands are all found within Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Catholic Agency for Justice Read more

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates its jubilee Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Last Thursday, Cardinal John Dew and new Apostolic Nuncio to New Zealand Novatus Rugambwa celebrated a special Mass to mark the jubilee year of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Fifty years ago, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference/He Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa, established national bodies for Catholic overseas aid, justice and peace, and Read more

2019 winners of SINGout4JUSTICE Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE songwriting competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand. This annual competition provides a platform for intermediate and secondary school students to share concerns on issues of importance to them through the medium of song. Each winner also receives $500 in prizes that will Read more

Caritas welcomes stronger focus on vulnerable in first wellbeing Budget Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes a stronger focus on New Zealand’s most vulnerable people and indications of a long-term, integrated approach to climate change in this year’s Budget. “Earlier in the year, we supported the intergenerational wellbeing approach being taken in this year’s Budget,” said Caritas Director Julianne Hickey. “It is good to see a Read more