Other recent blog entries
7 Aug 2019 | Blog
As of December 2018, the Syrian Conflict has displaced over five million individuals, with an estimated 1.5 million having been displaced into Lebanon. Over the last two years, the Caritas Protection Program in Lebanon has become a critical initiative towards meeting the protection needs of 900 women and children displaced by the violence.
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26 Jul 2019 | Blog
Through the Caritas Education Program (CEP), Caritas Australia, along with our partners Caritas Jordan, Catholic Relief Services are helping 2355 Syrian refugee children with access to education across eight local parish schools in seven areas of Jordan.
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25 Jul 2019 | Blog
St Josephine Bakhita, who was sold to slavery at a young age, is known as the patron saint of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Her Feast Day is on February 8, also known as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Here are five things you should know about her.
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20 Jun 2019 | Blog
It has been described by the UNHCR as “one of the largest exoduses of refugees witnessed in recent decades.” Here’s are some essential facts about the Rohingya crisis.
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5 Jun 2019 | Blog
Laudato Si was written by Pope Francis, but is not limited to Catholic audience. Neither is it an essay on climate change exclusively. The encyclical is addressed to all citizens of the world.
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29 May 2019 | Blog
Red Dust Healing is a specific cultural healing program created and delivered by Tom Powell, which engages and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and families to confront rejection and anger in their life.
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22 May 2019 | Blog
First Australian Art has long fascinated the world. The variety of its shapes and features offers a magnificent spectrum which delights the imagination and expresses the deep and powerful stories of each artist and their culture.
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21 May 2019 | Blog
For many people, disability and poverty are intrinsically linked.
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7 May 2019 | Blog | Our Common Home | A Just Climate
Tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall on May 4, with wind speeds of up to 175 kilometres per hour. Early warnings have ensured around 1.6 million people have taken shelter in cyclone-safe accommodation.
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23 Apr 2019 | Blog
Caritas Australia is deeply saddened by the news of the violent attacks in Sri Lanka over the Easter Weekend. We have been in touch with our family at Caritas Sri Lanka to offer the prayers and solidarity of our staff and supporters in Australia.
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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