Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Caritas’ work for justice and peace is inspired and guided by Scripture and Catholic social teaching.

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Our Mission:

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will be known as love in action. We unite with communities, especially in the parishes, colleges, marae, religious orders and schools of Aotearoa and Oceania to overcome poverty, protect lives and relieve suffering.

Our Vision:

Enable lives of dignity and hope by eliminating injustice and poverty, inspired and guided by the Gospels of Jesus and Catholic social teaching, and a loving personal encounter with people in need.

Our Values:

-Compassion and empathy – aroha

-Human dignity – te tapu o te tangata

-Equality – ōritetanga

-Hope – tūmanako

-Justice – tika

Our strategic goals:

-Reduce poverty – whakaitingia te pōhara

-Environmental justice – tikanga taiao

-Indigenous peoples – ngā iwi taketake

-Crisis response – te whakautu ki ngā take mōrearea

-Awareness and connection – mōhiotanga me te hononga

More about us

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the Catholic Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development. We are working on behalf of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference for a world free of poverty and injustice through community development, advocacy, education, and emergency relief.

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