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.”
A new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed stark inequalities across India, with disadvantaged tribal and caste communities making up more than 80 per cent of people living in poverty.
More than 216 million people could become internally displaced by 2050 unless the world acts now, according to the World Bank’s latest Groundswell report.
On World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 26 September, we were called on to remember those displaced by conflict and persecution around the world - and to consider how we can offer practical support to our neighbours around the world.