Tag: caritas

Pacific voice for UN climate conference

November 2014 News Martin de Jong Small yet strong voices from Oceania will be heard at the United Nations Climate Conference in Lima, Peru, 1–12 December, 2014. Amelia Ma’afu, Caritas Tonga’s Programmes Co-ordinator and Climate Change Officer, part of an international Caritas delegation at the conference, will take ‘voices’ gathered together in Small yet strong:

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Caritas Lent Appeal

Caritas Lent Appeal March 2014 How your Lenten donations help Providing healing and hope in the Pacific In Solomon Islands, diseases such as malaria and meningitis, coupled with poor health systems to treat ear infections, have resulted in a high rate of deafness. The situation is made worse by the unavailability of hearing aids and

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Catholics unite in worldwide ‘wave of prayer’

News 10 December 2013 New Zealanders were among the first in the world on Tuesday 10 December to start a worldwide ‘wave of prayer’ that launched a global campaign to end hunger, with the blessing of Pope Francis. A video message from the Pope (available on the Caritas website) marked the start of a two-year

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$1m donated to Philippines recovery

News 10 December 2014 One month on from Typhoon Haiyan, more than 10 million Filipinos are working hard to rebuild their lives. ‘With a million homes damaged or destroyed and the livelihoods of 5 million people impacted, the scale of need is immense’, says Caritas director Julianne Hickey. ‘However, we’re enormously grateful for the generosity

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Parihaka – a personal view

Archdiocesan News November 2013 Emily Benefield, Caritas Last month I journeyed with the Caritas group to Parihaka to present the booklet Remembering Parihaka. The booklet draws inspiration from the nonviolent resistance movement begun by 19th century leaders Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi, and the continuing story of Parihaka. Caritas developed the booklet in

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Bread and salt

Feature November 2013 Anna Robertson There is a Palestinian saying that has several variations in the Arab world. In Morocco they say, ‘By bread and salt we are united,’ the Bedouins say, ‘He who shares my bread and salt is not my enemy,’ and the most common is, ‘There is bread and salt between us.’

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The social justice of work for youth

Palmerston North October 2013 A Social Justice Week seminar in Palmerston North on 14 September was an attempt to get politicians and others to walk alongside young people in looking at the issue of meaningful work for the young worker. A Tongan student who came to New Zealand when she was five, said her parents

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Fundraising at home and abroad

Schools October 2013 Students at St Claudine Thevenet School in Wainuiomata have been seeing a need and working for fairer sharing of resources at home and overseas this year.Caritas Social Justice Educator Patricia Lynch attended the school’s latest fundraiser on 30 August, where the student council organised a 50-cent day to raise money to buy

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Caritas: Social Justice Week 2013

Social Justice Week, 8-14 September, 2013 September 2013 Unemployment – the local face of a global concern Unemployment affects everyone, particularly young people whose ability to find work has been hindered by the loss of jobs after the 2009 economic recession. Four years on, youth unemployment remains high throughout the world. In New Zealand, 75,000

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Walking alongside young job seekers

Archdiocesan News Martin de Jong – Caritas September 2013 Young people entering the workforce are at risk of being seen as ‘disposable’ in a disposable society, Caritas Social Justice Week Coordinator Cathy Bi told a Wellington seminar looking at young people and work last month. ‘Young people as much as anyone else need meaningful work

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