As the international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church, we are driven by social justice and the dignity of every person. We work with local communities in Australia and overseas, listening to concerns, assessing needs and working with partners on locally-led development programs. With hope, support and compassion at the core of what we do, we work towards a world where all people may thrive.
Working together for justice and dignity. Walking together in hope. Building together a thriving future for all.
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We connect young Australians in Catholic schools with the Caritas Australia mission to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our engagement team produces extensive educational and creative online resources for teachers and students.
We believe a better world is possible. We work alongside communities to tackle the root causes of poverty through development, relief and advocacy work. Together, we believe in building lasting change.
“The Christian mission has only one focus: to change individuals' lives so they can change the world.”
We welcome the incredible $356,200 that Catholic Health Australia members have raised to fight COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Stephanie Lalor has worked at Caritas Australia for over ten years – as our Pacific Programs Manager and more recently as our First Australians Program Manager. She tells us about her inspiration and takes a look at the year ahead.
In Timor-Leste, Indonesia and the Philippines, cyclone season, which occurs between October and May, swept through low-lying townships, developed cities and villages alike, with incredible force. For the most marginalised and remote communities, natural disasters can have the biggest impact and lead to food insecurity, water shortages and forced displacement. Here's how your support makes a difference.
India is struggling to control a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, with a death toll nearing 200,000, after another 2771 deaths were reported on Tuesday.