Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the Catholic Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development. We are working for a world free of poverty and injustice through community development, advocacy, education, and emergency relief.
We provide community development and emergency relief overseas
We educate and advocate on social justice issues to counter poverty and injustice in New Zealand and overseas
Gospel values and Catholic social teaching underpin our work
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has 19 staff based in Wellington and one in Auckland
We are part of Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of 165 Catholic aid, development and social justice agencies
The Caritas network operates in over 200 countries and territories, supporting the poorest and most vulnerable, regardless of ethnicity, religion or nationality
Who we are
Our values and principles
Caritas’ work for justice and peace is inspired and guided by Scripture and Catholic social teaching. We also seek to uphold and live by the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi - the Treaty of Waitangi.