Our mandate

Caritas Australia works through the principles and practice of community development, supporting people to help themselves out of poverty, hunger and injustice. Caritas Australia works to bring relief and aid to people whose lives have been devastated by natural disaster or conflict. Integral to undertaking these key activities of aid and development, Caritas Australia works within Australia to engage all people in education and advocacy programs.

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African man

Our Vision

A just world, at peace and free of poverty, where all people live in dignity.

Our Mission

The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” Luke 4:17-19

At the heart of Caritas’ mission is our quest for the full realisation of human dignity and wellbeing for all people as the key way to end poverty and injustice. Our education, humanitarian aid and development work focuses on joining with people as they become agents of their own change.

Our Goals

Our Goals

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