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What drives us

We are committed to work alongside the most vulnerable, and to address the imbalance of power by including the people affected in the decisions impacting their lives.

Our Inspiration

We are inspired by the Gospel which finds its expression in Catholic Social Traditions. 

Jesus returned as a young adult to his home town of Nazareth (Luke 4: 16-30). He had just returned from forty days in the desert, a time of encounter with both darkness and light. He chose light. Coming home, he knew this meant a fresh way of understanding himself and the world. He was to be an agent for change, for loving relationships. He had a vision of freedom. It is a vision we share, one of justice, dignity and hope.

“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

Our Vision

Justice, dignity and hope for humanity and all of God’s creation.


Our Mission

In the spirit of the Gospel, we work in partnership with communities in Australia and overseas to achieve their development goals and to thrive.

Our Values

Our Values are at the heart of everything we do. They're what keep us accountable and on the right track to a better world where all people can live out their full potential. 


Catholic Social Traditions

Our work is shaped by the Catholic Social Traditions.

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