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Resources

Caritas provides resources for educators, students, parishes, social justice advocates, researchers and for prayer.

Our resources support our mission to educate and inform people about the causes of poverty and injustice. They also promote reflection and action for a fair and just world.

Special resources are provided each year for Lent, Social Justice Week, Waitangi Day and the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants.

Our publications keep people up-to-date on development and justice issues, and provide specialist research on key topics. Submissions to government and other institutions are also online.

Resources

Smiles during Waitangi Day Mass at St Mary of the Angels, Wellington.

Parishes

Caritas produces resources to help parishes for prayer, worship, reflection, discussion and action for social justice.

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Two young builders at work in Wellington.

Social Justice Week

In 2013 Social Justice Week ran from 8-14 September, the focus was on youth employment. Social Justice Week 2014 will run from 14-20 September. This year's theme is Catholic social teaching.

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Lent banner 2014 Solomons boys

Lent

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving in preparation for Easter. Lent 2014 begins on Ash Wednesday 5 March, and lasts up to Easter Sunday on 20 April.

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A few of Caritas' publications.

Publications

Caritas publish a wide range of publications from regular newsletters to our Social Justice booklets.

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The seat of government in New Zealand, the Beehive.

Submissions

Caritas makes submissions on matters before government and other decision makers. Our views are considered against the principles of Catholic social teaching, and the experience of the Catholic Church in working with the poor and vulnerable.

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Te Whiti's memorial at Parihaka.

Remembering Parihaka

A resource booklet has been prepared on Parihaka –  a place of non-violent resistance in the 19th century that continues to inspire discussion and a collective response to injustice.

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