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Sister Ivy Khoury and Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire. Photo: Caritas Australia.

South Sydney Rabbitohs help spread the message of Project Compassion

22 Mar 17

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have been spreading the word of Caritas Australia’s work and Project Compassion.

Caritas Australia’s Program Coordinator for Africa, Sister Ivy Khoury, who is a passionate South Sydney supporter, has struck up a friendship with the NRL club’s coach Michael Maguire. The pair recently spent time with students at St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School in Coogee, passing on footy tips and teaching the children about the importance of helping the poor.

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From L-R: John Lochowiak, NATSICC; Lynda Edwards, CentaCare Wilcannia-Forbes Program Manager; Sascha Costigan, Caritas Australia. Photo: Caritas Australia.

Why subsidiarity is central to closing the gap

16 Mar 17

Subsidiarity is a Catholic Social Teaching principle which articulates that the people closest to, and most affected by, the issues are the ones best placed to address them, with the help of the Government.

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Thousands of Syrian children are growing up in Jordan after the conflict forced them from their homeland. Photo: Megan Gilbert, Catholic Relief Services.

Education providing hope to Syrian children

13 Mar 17

Six years ago, on 15 March, 2011, there was an escalation of the conflict in Syria. Since then, the war has claimed over 400,000 lives and uprooted more than half of Syria’s 22 million people.

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Anna was overjoyed to be gifted Petero's rosary. Photo: Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand.

A blessed rosary

19 Feb 17

On Saturday 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji. Thought to be the biggest to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere, the category five storm caused widespread devastation to communities.

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Welcoming ceremony during an inter-ethnic exposure visit in a Maniyanthottam village. Photo: Caritas Hudec Jaffna.

Language classes and intercultural visits promote peace in Sri Lanka

16 Feb 17

Daisy Paulin has overcome personal tragedy to become a key peace builder in Vannankulam, in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province.

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Andrea Mason. Photo: NPY Women’s Council.

Caritas partners recognised for empowering First Australian communities

09 Feb 17

At the end of 2016, Andrea Mason, CEO of NPY Women’s Council (Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council) was awarded the prestigious 2017 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Award. Andrea was also awarded with an Australian of the Year award nomination.

This week, Andrea was named as one of the members of Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull’s new-look Indigenous Advisory Council.

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Francesca from Zimbabwe. Photo: Caritas Gweru.

Garden nurtures community livelihoods in Zimbabwe

23 Jan 17

Seventy-five year old Francesca Mateka has been living in the same village, Dendere, in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe her entire life. 

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Reliyana and her friend Ida with their children. Photo: Caritas Australia.

Women changing lives

12 Jan 17

In Indonesia, we are helping women come together, to network and build their strengths. By raising their voices, women are creating new opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.

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Ejamisleide with one of her sons. Photo: MDF Brazil.

Cleaning up and speaking out

09 Jan 17

Ejamisleide lives on the banks of the Cangueiras Canal, a water source which once threatened her young family with disease and infection. But thanks to a Caritas Australia supported project, her life has been transformed.

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