Posts Tagged ‘Palestinians’

NZ considers suspending funding for Palestinians

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) says it will consider whether to continue funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) after a report due in October. Allegations were made in late July against senior members of the organisation, which AFP news agency reported involving “sexual Read more

Caritas NZ supports non violent protest in Gaza

Monday, May 21st, 2018

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. The recent violence near the Gaza-Israel border pains us. However, we find encouragement in the words of Pope Francis, “[we need to redouble our Read more

Pope Francis announces Global Teacher prize

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Pope Francis announced through a video message on Sunday, March 13, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize, a US$1 million award presented by the Varkey Foundation. “I would like to congratulate the teacher Hanan al-Hroub for winning this prestigious prize due to the importance that she gave to the ‘playing’ part in the education Read more

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand gives $20,000 to help Gaza

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has contributed an initial $20,000 to support a humanitarian response to the emergency in Gaza. Caritas Jerusalem is providing medical assistance, food and other necessities to the thousands of vulnerable people affected by the escalating conflict. More than 775 people have been killed during Israeli attacks, with more than 100,000 Palestinians Read more

Muslims, Jews and Christians fast together for Holy Land peace

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Muslims, Jews and Christians throughout the world have fasted from sunrise to sundown on one day, in the interests of peace in Israel and Palestine. July 15 was designated as an appropriate occasion as it fell on significant fasting days in Jewish and Muslim religious calendars. It was the 17th of the month of Tammuz Read more