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The rights of refugees and migrants

There are 21 million people defined as refugees by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

Some Concerns About Employment

In 1991 when the Employment Contracts Legislation was being promoted, we stated that:

NZ Bishops quoted in Pope Francis’ message to the world on environment

Pope Francis' much anticipated environmental encyclical Laudato Si’ [Praised Be] quotes the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ statement on the environment published in...

Pastors and Politicians discuss child poverty

More than a 1000 people responded to an invitation from Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth and Roman Catholic Archbishop John Dew to hear...

“The struggle to put food on the table” the focus of Catholic Church’s Social Justice Week

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops are drawing attention to the increasing struggle of many New Zealand households to put nutritious food on the...

New Caritas Director Appointed

The new Director for the Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand begins work on 24 January.

Pep talk from the Coach kick-offs Social Justice Week

Archbishop of Wellington John Dew launched Caritas’ Social Justice Week 2011 (11-18 September) on Wednesday with a pep talk to Catholic secondary...

Prison chaplaincy focus for 2011 Catholic Caring Appeal

This weekend, Catholic parishioners in many New Zealand dioceses will be asked by their bishops to consider donating to the 2011 Caring...

Caritas pledges $25,000 to earthquake recovery

Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has pledged $25,000 to relief and recovery following the latest Christchurch earthquake.

Catholic Church takes time out on crime, punishment and reconciliation

Each year, Social Justice Week focuses on a particular social issue. This year the theme is “A justice that reconciles”.