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Planning for the pandemic: how Caritas programs are moving toward stability

19 May 20

After the initial shock generated by the global coronavirus pandemic, Caritas Australia and our in-country partners are adapting long-term responses to survive.

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“Everything is connected”: reading Laudato Si’ in unprecedented times

16 May 20

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the encyclical, Laudato Si', Caritas Australia spoke with Head of Mission, Sister Jo Brady, to learn about its relevance today.

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Families, resilience and well-being during COVID-19 pandemic

15 May 20

Every year, the United Nations mark the International Day of Families. This annual day is held to raise awareness and educate about the value of family in social development.

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Hand washing in practice in Pursat province. Photo: EPDO/Caritas Australia.

Upholding community dignity together in Cambodia

01 May 20

Caritas Australia and its partners are carrying out health promotion activities in 130 villages and 19 health centres in four provinces in Cambodia. They are principally focused on raising health awareness, distributing hygiene products and delivering WASH programs. 

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On Earth Day 2020 we look at PNG communities building resilience to extreme weather events

22 Apr 20

On April 22, 1970, an incredible 20 million people took to the streets to protest oil spills, pollution, the loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife. This was the first Earth Day—a pivotal moment in the modern environmental movement, which has since grown into the largest civic event in the world. 

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Rejoice in hope this Easter

10 Apr 20

Easter is the annual festival and holiday revered by people all over the world and is filled with hope, joy and gestures of solidarity. For Christians, it is the holiest day on the liturgical calendar. 

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Jim Curtain, Diocesan Director, Melbourne. Image credit: Caritas Australia

Going Further, for a just world

09 Apr 20

Jim Curtain is the Diocesan Director in Melbourne and a highly valued member of the Caritas family. Jim works with the parish community and a supportive Caritas team, advocating and supporting the rights of vulnerable communities around the world.

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Caritas Australia responds to COVID-19: solidarity and sanitation in Indonesia

07 Apr 20

In Indonesia, the Caritas network is working with marginalised communities to equip them with all of the necessities they require for good hygiene and nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fresh produce from the vegetable gardens. Photo credits: Nicole Clements/ Caritas Australia.

Earth Hour 2020: The Value of Electricity

27 Mar 20

This Saturday, people all over the world will switch off their lights to help the planet as a part of the Earth Hour campaign. But in many countries, energy can be a serious problem.

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This picture depicts Caritas Australia and partners along with local community members outside the Ghunmarn Cultural Centre. Photo credits: Cassandra Hill/ Caritas Australia.

Djilpin Arts – Go Further Together for a hopeful future

21 Mar 20

Djilpin Arts is a Caritas Australia supported project, fostering the development of social harmony, cultural identity, healing, leadership and the creation of culturally meaningful enterprises in an inclusive and cohesive setting.

 

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International Day of Happiness

20 Mar 20

For Caritas Australia’s Head of Mission, Sister Jo Brady, happiness is also about ‘living and let live’ as well as the universal call to justice.

 

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Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation launches the nation’s first Stolen Generations Mobile Education Centre

19 Mar 20

On 13 February 2020, the 12th anniversary of our former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) launched the nation’s first Stolen Generations Mobile Education Centre.

 

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Love and compassion in action in Cambodia

12 Mar 20

Read a blog by our Caritas CEO Kirsty Robertson, who recently visited a prison program in Ratanakiri where Caritas through its partner Caritas Cambodia is helping to change lives.  

 

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Women taking the lead on climate justice

11 Mar 20

Caritas Australia, through its work worldwide, has found that while women often bear the brunt of environmental changes, they are also leaders in finding practical solutions to cope with disasters and erratic weather patterns.


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Fruit orchards flourish as struggling farmers build thriving business

14 Feb 20

Mintu, a tobacco farmer, was trying his best to make a living out of his small plot of land. With Caritas Australia’s support, he and other farmers learnt sustainable new farming techniques. Diversifying their crops, they’re now running a collective farming enterprise, based around tropical fruits.

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Caritas responds to Philippines volcanic eruptions

15 Jan 20

The Caritas Network is on the ground in Quezon Province in the Philippines following a series of volcanic eruptions which have the potential to affect half a million people, according to United Nations. 

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Confronting the past to find community and healing

09 Jan 20

Uncle Willie and Uncle Harold were taken to Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home (KBH) in Kempsey, New South Wales – a ‘home’ run by the NSW Government for over 50 years to house Aboriginal boys that were taken from their families. 

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Women farmers reaping new rewards

22 Dec 19

For 21-year-old Sharada, a Nepalese woman learning agricultural techniques in the Parbat district of central Nepal, the Caritas Australia supported Nepal Livelihoods and Resilience program has completely changed the way she farms.

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Seeds of hope in West-Timor

18 Dec 19

Imanuel Bay, 31, lives in the village of Fatukoto in the Tengah Selatan District of West Timor. Though farming has the potential to be a profitable profession in Timor-Leste, it was untenable for Imanuel because of an uncertain climate and a lack of training.

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Voices for Justice Conference

18 Dec 19

This December, over 200 Australians and 15 Pacific Church and community leaders gathered at Parliament House in Canberra. We met with our nation’s politicians to share our support for Australia’s aid program and discuss what the Pacific Step Up means for Pacific peoples.

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