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21 Sep 2020 | Blog
“Shaping Peace Together” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace, on September 21. Although it is usually a day devoted to promoting peace by observing 24 hours cease-fire and non-violence, this year, the United Nations has called on communities globally to work together to fight a new common enemy – COVID-19.
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3 Sep 2020 | Blog
On the International Day of Charity, Caritas Australia is highlighting the importance of working with local communities to enable them to become the architects of their own development.
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12 Aug 2020 | Blog
Justice Animators Coming to Your Community!
In a time where coronavirus has changed the way we live, technology is connecting Social and Ecological Justice Animators to a greater number of communities across the country.
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19 Jun 2020 | Blog
Aiya* lives with his parents in a refugee camp in northern Thailand, near the border with Myanmar. Aiya was born in the camp and it’s all he’s ever known.
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11 Jun 2020 | Blog
Jephas Tichapondwa says his initial challenge when COVID-19 hit Zimbabwe was helping people in rural communities to understand this new virus. “To many, coronavirus was a disease for the people in town and people in other countries,” Caritas Gokwe’s Program Manager says.
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6 Jun 2020 | Blog
Caritas Australia’s 2019 Women for the World speaker on life in lockdown in India.
Mungreiphy Shimray, or Shimray, as she is often called, says her Caritas India team has been besieged with calls for help from all over the country in recent months.
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5 Jun 2020 | Blog
On June 5 every year millions of people in more than 100 countries celebrate World Environment Day—the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting awareness and action for the environment. The theme this year for World Environment Day is ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’.
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25 May 2020 | Blog
In 2012, four Aboriginal elders in Western Sydney, founded the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation. Originally from other areas of NSW, their aim was to connect with families in the local community and to provide them with support and links to services they might need.
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19 May 2020 | Blog
After the initial shock generated by the global coronavirus pandemic, Caritas Australia and our in-country partners are adapting long-term responses to survive.
Here are some of the ways that your support is enabling Caritas Australia to complete its crucial education and support programs in three of the 23 countries we work in across the globe.
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16 May 2020 | Blog
Laudato Si’ week 2020 marks five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on Care for our Common Home. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the encyclical, Caritas Australia spoke with Head of Mission, Sister Jo Brady, to learn about the significance of the encyclical and its relevance today.
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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