The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development.

 We are a member of the Caritas Internationalis network of 165 Catholic justice, peace and development agencies working in over 200 countries and territories around the world.

Where we work

Caritas advocates for change, supports community development projects and responds to emergencies around the world, and at home in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Resources for schools and parishes

We produce a variety of resources throughout the year that correspond to important events on the Catholic calendar.


Find out about the latest events supported or run by Caritas.

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How can you help? See below


Consider how you can take action to welcome refugees and migrants to New Zealand.

Become a Volunteer

Join us in working for a world free of poverty and injustice.

Send a Donation

Your donation will help change lives around the world.


Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust