~~October 6, 2014~~
Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity
Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 165 Roman Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and territories worldwide.
Collectively and individually their mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organization was established by Lorenz Worthmann 9 November 1897 in Germany. Other national Caritas organizations were soon formed in Switzerland (1901) and the United States (Catholic Charities, 1910).
In July 1924, during the Eucharistic World Congress in Amsterdam, 60 delegates from 22 countries formed a conference, with headquarters at Caritas Switzerland in Lucerne. In 1928, the conference became known as Caritas Catholica. The delegates met every two years until the outbreak of the Second World War when all activities came to a standstill.
Work resumed in 1947, with the approval of the Secretariat of State, and two conferences convened in Lucerne to help coordinate efforts and collaboration. Caritas was given a further endorsement when the Secretariat of State entrusted it with the official representation of all welfare organisations at the international level, especially at the United Nations.
The President of Caritas Internationalis is Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga and the Secretary General is Michel Roy.
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~~One Human Family, Food for All~~
~~Published on Sep 1, 2014~~
Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign. The “allegory of the long spoons” teaches us that when we struggle to feed only ourselves, everyone goes hungry. But when we focus on our neighbor’s hunger, we discover there are ways to feed everyone.
Around the world, Caritas helps people so that they can feed their families. Learn more about our anti-hunger work at facebook.com/CaritasFoodforAll.
Basado en una antigua historia sobre el hambre y el compartir, el vídeo animado forma parte de la campaña de Caritas “Una familia humana, Alimentos para Todos”. La “alegoría de las cucharas largas” nos enseña que cuando se lucha para alimentar sólo a nosotros mismos, todo el mundo pasa hambre. Pero cuando nos centramos en el hambre de nuestro vecino, descubrimos que hay maneras de alimentar a todo el mundo.
We ALL are ONE!!