Presentation on theme: "Caritas Christs love urges us …. CARITAS Internationalis… It started with one man in the turn of the 19th century Germany. Today Caritas Internationalis."— Presentation transcript:
CARITAS Internationalis… It started with one man in the turn of the 19th century Germany. Today Caritas Internationalis is one of the largest networks dedicated to reducing poverty and injustice throughout the world. Aspire Not to Have More, but to be More A great focus on development and social justice. Justice not charity Poverty in world of the wealth is a scandal. Hatred to Hope Caritas strives for peace and reconciliation. In almost every conflict in the last half of century, Caritas has been building bridges in the Holy Land, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Columbia, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Uganda. Our task is not easy, but none is more urgent.
Origin 1897 The first "Caritas" started in a coal mining area in Germany. 1901 Caritas was set up in Switzerland, the United States and other countries. 1940 During the World War II disaster relief, Caritas could not undertake huge undertaking. The European countries join hands for support.
1945 After World War II, aid in the reconstruction of many countries which particularly benefited Germany. 1950 13 countries join the group of Caritas Internationalis. 1960 Members increased to 61 states. 1983 Member states reached to 118. 2002 At this time, there are 163 members
Purpose Give witness of Christs love for the poor. Care for the poorest, the refugees, the homeless and socially marginalized, and hungry people all over the world, regardless of religion and race. Immediate help on emergency needs. Put Gospel into action; love ones neighbor, involvement in the society, maximize the resources to take care of the poorest people around the world. Bear witness and take action on the value of human dignity to relieve the poverty caused by the pressure of the social structure. Caritas pursues justice and peace from the local context to the national and international level.
Caritas Internationalis collaborates with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Labor Organization (ILO)
Caritas Taiwan Disaster Response Caritas Internationalis communicates through email the latest news, updates, and the needs in the disaster area. Caritas Taiwan made an appeal for donations to Church NGOs, schools, etc. Caritas Internationalis continues to inform Caritas members on the developments and updates of the needs.
CARITAS Taiwans Action 2004.12.27~2005.3 CARITAS Taiwan Chinese Regional Bishops Conference Caritas Internationalis Media: Catholic Life Weekly Shantao Catholic Weekly Websites Public Websites 7 Dioceses Parishes Schools Social Service Agencies Church NGOs
Caritas Internationalis chaired the Indonesian disaster relief telephone conference CARITAS – Australia and New Zealand Jesuits Rrefugee Service COR UNUM International Commission for Migration Catholic Relief Service - Indonesia - Catholic Relief Service CRS World Food Programme CARITAS – Indonesia CARITAS – United States - CI CARITAS - Europe - CARITAS - Asia -
Caritas Internationalis operation in Indonesias disaster site 2005.1.11 CARITAS – United States and CARITAS - Indonesia Catholic Social Welfare Association speaker CARITAS - Ireland CARITAS - Germany Conflict Analysis Create programs SOA Support & Assistance Providing training for Emergency Relief
Introduce Caritas International Emergency Rescue network Urgent Appeal 2005/1/13 Caritas telephone conference to discuss the disaster relief in Indonesia Caritas continues to call all partners to collaborate in South Asia disaster relief. Let us work together! The reconstruction of the house cannot be done without you. Catholic Newspapers: Church Life Weekly and Shantao Catholic Weekly published Caritas Internationalis will actively mobilize aid for tsunami victims in South Asia. Caritas Taiwan continues to report updates and appeals for donation. The Poster: