Tag: Foreign Aid

Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March 2016, is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” which has been observed since the early 1900s (IWD website). This day also importantly marks a call for gender parity, which, according to the World Economic Forum in 2015, is not predicted to be achieved… Continue Reading Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Knowledge helps our children grow – Hum Noy’s story

http://youtu.be/2WqjrLnI-FQ Imagine not being able to communicate with the people closest to you, even your own mum. Living with an intellectual disability is challenging in any country, but it’s especially difficult when you come from a poor family in Laos. For eight-year-old Hum Noy, who was born with Down Syndrome, life was lonely and his… Continue Reading The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Knowledge helps our children grow – Hum Noy’s story

World Day of Prayer 2016 – Friday, 4th March

Today, Friday 4th March, is The World Day of Prayer, a day which will be recognised by Christians around the world. The website for The World Day of Prayer describes this day as: …an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over… Continue Reading World Day of Prayer 2016 – Friday, 4th March

#FastWithFiji – Global Catholic Climate Movement

In the wake of Cyclone Winston, and the devastation it has caused in Fiji, the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) has invited its worldwide community to show support for Fiji by fasting on 5 March, along with other supporters around the world. The Global Catholic Climate Movement community is saddened by the news we are… Continue Reading #FastWithFiji – Global Catholic Climate Movement

Watch Missy Higgin’s tribute to Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi – Caritas Australia

Award-winning Australian musician, Missy Higgins has released her newest song, titled ‘Oh Canada’, which is about 3 year old Syrian refugee Alan (originally reported as Aylan) Kurdi and his family’s plight for sanctuary.   The video clip of the song includes drawings by children in a Caritas program in Damascus, Syria.   Missy Higgins was… Continue Reading Watch Missy Higgin’s tribute to Syrian refugee, Alan Kurdi – Caritas Australia

The Record » Caritas Australia celebrate Shrove Tuesday to commence Lent

Only days after the 2016 Project Compassion Appeal was launched at St Mary’s Cathedral, Caritas Australia has again turned its attention to its core mission of supporting long-term development programs in impoverished communities around the world. This time, however, it did so in the context of Shrove Tuesday – a pancake-based lunch held before Ash… Continue Reading The Record » Caritas Australia celebrate Shrove Tuesday to commence Lent

The Record – 50 years strong: Project Compassion Appeal launches at Cathedral

Give generously this Lenten season, as if Christ himself were appealing to your charity through the mouths of the poor, said Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton on Sunday as he launched the 2016 Project Compassion Appeal at St Mary’s Cathedral. More than 1000 people attended the Mass to celebrate the launch, which was made all the… Continue Reading The Record – 50 years strong: Project Compassion Appeal launches at Cathedral

The Malala Fund: #NotLost – Educating Syria’s Children

Syrian children have lost so much over the last five years – family, friends, homes, security and everyday routines so easily taken for granted before the conflict began. Many have also lost their schools. Despite this, Syrian children have #notlost hope.   They refuse to be a generation lost, forgotten or feared. Five years into… Continue Reading The Malala Fund: #NotLost – Educating Syria’s Children

Be inspired by Caritas Australia’s international guest speaker, Martin Mazinga

On the 20th, 21st and 23rd February, Caritas Australia’s International guest speaker Martin Mazinga will be sharing his work as the National Programmes Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM), in Malawi, Caritas’ local partner.    Martin will be speaking at three different locations: Saturday 20 February 2016, 7:00 pm (Mass at 6 pm) Foley Centre… Continue Reading Be inspired by Caritas Australia’s international guest speaker, Martin Mazinga

Project Compassion in 2016 – Caritas Australia

The theme for Project Compassion 2016 is “Learning more, creating change”. As Pope Francis says “Education is an act of hope”, so this year Project Compassion celebrates the power of learning, and the many ways in which Caritas Australia is working with local partners around the world to provide vital learning and renewed hope to… Continue Reading Project Compassion in 2016 – Caritas Australia

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