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.
Walk with us towards a world of hope.
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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.”
Arsad, an Indonesian farmer, had no toilet in his home so he had to walk into the forest to the open defecation area, even at night or in the rain. Around 17 percent of Indonesia’s rural population practice open defecation, with many unaware that it contributes to spreading diseases.
After a devastating explosion rocked a city and a society which was already facing enormous challenges, your support is helping to rebuild and restore livelihoods in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut.