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12 Jan 2019 | Blog
When communities stand together they can overcome any challenge. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), women are working together to tackle the impunity and injustice endemic to their society.
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21 Dec 2018 | Blog
While it’s normal to set New Years Resolutions such as “Lose weight” or “Eat healthily”, this sort of goal setting often leads to failure a few weeks (or days in). Feeling disheartened, you give up and revert to old habits.
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19 Dec 2018 | Blog
The remarkable strength, resilience and hope of the communities Caritas works with, despite the many challenges they face was a source of inspiration for Paul O’Callaghan, Caritas Australia’s CEO, during a recent visit to communities in Indonesia.
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18 Dec 2018 | Blog
As we say goodbye to another fruitful year, we reflect on 2018 and the many stories of hope, determination and strength that have inspired us.
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10 Dec 2018 | Blog
If you look at Christ’s birth and death with today’s eyes, you could think he was a loser; born in a stable and thirty-three years later crucified by his own people like a common criminal.
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28 Nov 2018 | Blog
On International Day of People with Disability, December 3rd, Caritas Australia celebrates the achievements of the thousands of people who have taken part in its program in Vietnam – “Empowering People with Disabilities."
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27 Nov 2018 | Blog
As Eleanor Trinchera arrived at Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people are living in refugee camps, she was struck by the view before her.
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15 Nov 2018 | Blog | Poverty
In his statement for World Day of the Poor, Sunday November 18, Pope Francis has spoken of the way that “…many initiatives, meritorious and necessary in themselves, are meant more to satisfy those who undertake them than to respond to the real cry of the poor.”
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8 Nov 2018 | Blog
Christmas is fast approaching. It’s the season of giving, and also a time to reflect on those less fortunate than ourselves. Consider donating for Christmas instead.
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2 Nov 2018 | Blog
The life of 55 year old, Umi, was changed forever, when her entire neighbourhood was flattened by a mudflow caused by a masive earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28th September, 2018.
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Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe