July 13, 2015

Is a new approach to sustainable development possible?

By |13 July 2015|

At the International Conference on Financing for Development we need to see a separate strong follow up mechanism that will continue to address the difficult systemic issues in the global economy.
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    Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: a crucial step for our future

Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: a crucial step for our future

By |10 July 2015|

Government representatives should go beyond national selfishness and short-term interests if they want to reach a satisfactory agreement to respect the dignity and participation of all states, especially the most fragile ones...

June 18, 2015

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    Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

By |18 June 2015|

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” asks Pope Francis in his first encyclical, as he offers a positive plan to tackle climate change, inequality, poverty and exclusion.

Caritas and climate change FAQs

By |18 June 2015|

The world’s poorest people are being hit hardest by climate extremes. Typhoons and floods destroy entire communities, damaging homes and property. Drought, erratic rainfall, or unpredictable growing seasons lead to smaller harvests, or no harvests at all--leaving millions hungry.

Not “by bread alone”

By |16 June 2015|

By serving the poor we serve our Master. We deliver a message of hope, just like Pope Francis will do with his encyclical and has been doing ever since his election. In this way, we are truly Caritas.

Caritas awaits Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical

By |11 June 2015|

Caritas is excited about the arrival of the encyclical. The theme chosen by our confederation to guide our work for the next four years is One Human Family, Caring for Creation. It lays the path for defending human dignity, building a peaceful coexistence between peoples and for safeguarding and caring for creation.

April 9, 2015

Caritas joins World Bank to end extreme poverty

By |9 April 2015|

More than 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organisations, including Caritas Internationalis, launched a call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group.

March 9, 2015

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    ‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

By |9 March 2015|

Three courageous women received the "Women, Sowers of Development" prize on International Women's Day (March 8th). The prize, given by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith, honors women whose hard work has transformed their communities, lifting them out of severe poverty.

December 15, 2014

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    Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

By |15 December 2014|

Oceania includes an area referred to ‘The Amazon of the Seas’ because of its rich biodiversity. The region is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and we are the first people who will experience migration as a direct result of such climate conditions.

October 28, 2014

Caritas united to combat poverty in Latin America

By |28 October 2014|

Latin America is the continent with the most inequality in the world, where the division between the rich and poor is massive. Caritas is working on all fronts to help combat the terrible scandal of poverty in which millions of people live.

Caritas Latin America and Caribbean discuss hunger

By |17 October 2014|

Between 20 and 24 October, Celam and Caritas organisations from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Colombia to discuss "With justice and solidarity, we all fit at the table".

World Food Day: We can end hunger by 2025

By |16 October 2014|

On World Food Day, the humanitarian and development organisation of the Catholic Church, Caritas Internationalis says the world has the resources to end hunger by 2025.

September 23, 2014

The family in a time of economic crisis

By |23 September 2014|

At a time when people need more than ever to have a family around them to help cushion the repeated blows dealt by this time of crisis, people are finding themselves increasingly alone and isolated. Even when they have a family, people often don’t feel valued as part of society.

Strong families are our best defence against poverty

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Family will host a one-day seminar on the role of the family in the global economic crisis. The meeting will look at how Caritas as the charitable arm of the Church can work through families to better promote development.

Global family meal plan at the UN

By |1 September 2014|

Caritas’ Right to Food workshop in New York addressed need for governments to act on hunger.