Caritas facilitates whole-day workshops around the country for secondary students responsible for raising awareness of justice and peace issues among their peers.
The education team presented eight Justice Leadership Days throughout New Zealand during February and March in 2014. We enjoyed meeting over 300 young leaders from Catholic colleges at these inspiring and challenging days.
We will confirm the dates for 2015 after consultation but the following indicates where the days will be held in 2015:
AUCKLAND DIOCESE, Tuesday 10 or Thursday 12 February (you choose which day suits your students) at St Columba’s Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland.
HAMILTON DIOCESE, Wednesday 11 February at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Centre, Hamilton.
WELLINGTON DIOCESE, Monday 16 February at Connolly Hall, Sacred Heart Parish, Wellington.
PALMERSTON NORTH DIOCESE (City), Thursday 19 February at Diocesan Centre, 33 Amesbury St, Palmerston North.
CHRISTCHURCH DIOCESE, Tuesday 24 February at St Gregory’s Parish Centre, Bishopdale, Christchurch.
DUNEDIN DIOCESE, Thursday 26 February at Holy Cross Conference Centre, Mosgiel.
“All the talkers and leaders were fantastic, getting to know others from Catholic schools was really great”
“The activities we did really got the message through and gave me ideas of what I can do myself”
“Practical activities that I can take back and use”
“I learnt more about the amazing work Caritas does and why social justice is so important”
“That there are so many people in our world suffering from injustice and even though we are far away we can make a difference.
“Varied activities, great speakers, positive experience of the Church for young people”
“Enjoyed the interactivity of the day, being involved in ways that relate to the Caritas challenge and CST. Wonderful day for students to learn and to interact with others from different schools. Presenters and leaders were passionate about what they were doing”
For more information on Justice Leadership Days, download the brochure below. For more details of Days in your area, contact us or phone 0800 22 10 22.