Caritas Georgia lives with the grassroots people

Caritas Georgia's director Anahit Mkhoyan visits children at a Caritas programme - Photo: Caritas Georgia
Since its creation 22 years ago, Caritas Georgia has always been living with its beneficiaries. The inspiration stemming from grassroots people has been reflected in the many successful projects implemented by the organisation. During the past years, Caritas Georgia has experienced changes that have turned into remarkable moments,...

Solidarity is the key to the migration deadlock

Photo: Arie Kievit/Cordaid
In 2016, 374,802 migrants arrived to Europe of whom 351,080 came by sea and 23,722 travelled by land[1]. 2016 marked the deadliest year for the Mediterranean route with at least 4,715 people losing their lives. Those who survived their odyssey and who are now stranded somewhere in the...

Turning injustice into justice!

Caritas Europa Learning Paths module
Caritas Ukraine at the Advocacy Learning Path “Injustice” is a word that has a very broad meaning and that exists in every society. It can be seen everywhere. Injustice triggers negative feelings in most people. However, the majority ignore it and tries to avoid thinking about it. They...

Catholic Social Teaching: Participation

Caritas worker helping the citizens
“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades."...

"Change is fun, stress is positive, fear is healthy”

Participants are involving in the workshops
Caritas Internationalis in its vision, gives reference to Pope John Paul II, who said: “The development of people depends on a recognition that the human race is a single family working together…” Considering all human races as a family which surpasses the borders, focusing on the power of...

As "change agents" we must also hope to be "carriers"

Participants are involving in the workshops
Sharing a two year experience, with more than 20 colleagues from many different countries, in a short text and covering complex themes such as organizational development, leadership and strategic planning is not an easy task. But, as change agents, we must also hope to be “carriers” and believe...

"This is learning by doing"

Participants are learning by doing
The entire Organisational Development Learning Path (4 modules) has been meaningful to me. Especially with my role as Executive Director of Caritas Romania, I was able to use the tools immediately after each of the workshops by carrying out the related learning activities in between. Now, after I...
Photo: Jindrich Streit - Caritas Czech Republic
by Robert Urbé and Nathalie Georges, Caritas Luxembourg Vulnerable people are specifically at risk of poverty or social exclusion, particularly single-parent families – nearly exclusively headed by women –, unemployed people, persons with disabilities and children. Thus, almost twenty million children in Europe, more than 1 child in...
Beatification of Martyrs, Albania
Almost unbelievable: how such a small nation can be raised to the altar of the Lord through such a huge sacrifice: 38 blessed martyrs! Among one billion and three hundred thousand Catholics who live today on this planet, a community of nearly 500 thousand Catholics brought forth from...

People before profits – it’s time to end austerity

People before profits – it’s time to end austerity
The European Union is in the depths of a social emergency, said former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso back in 2012. Four years later, there are still no strong signs that this emergency is coming to an end. Austerity still prevails over investment, economic policy over social...

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