About Organization
  • Established in: 1965

  • Registration Law: Other

  • Themes & Interventions: Environment, Environment Protection, Water Management, Clean Drinking Water, Sanitation, Disaster, Disaster Management, Emergency Response, Health, Livelihood, Agriculture, Food Security, Peace and Tolerance, Interfaith Harmony

  • What We Do: Awareness Raising, Advocacy, Research, Service Delivery

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Lahore

  • Email: info@caritas.org.pk

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 No Poverty, Goal 2 Zero Hunger, Goal 3 Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, Goal 13 Climate Action, Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Institutions

Introduction

Caritas Pakistan is an expression of the concern of the Catholics of Pakistan for justice, peace and development. It operates on the mandate of the Bishop’s Conference of Pakistan, which is its Board of Governors. Caritas Pakistan is independent of all political parties or groups. It draws its inspiration from Jesus Christ’s command to love God and to love our neighbor, and is rooted in the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.
Caritas Pakistan is a member of the CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS, an international confederation of Catholic organizations, mandated by their respective Episcopal conference to spread solidarity, social justice and integral human development.

Its vision is to create a civilization of love, a world:
» Where the Gospel values of justice, peace, love, truth, equality and solidarity prevails.
» Where the dignity of the human person, made in the image of God, is paramount.
» Where all people, especially the poorest, the marginalized and the oppressed, find hope and are empowered to reach to the fullness of their humanity.
» Where all creation is cherished and protected for the common good of future generations.

What makes Caritas unique is its ongoing presence in communities, before, during and after crisis situations. Important, too, is that being part of civil society and incorporating the perspective of the poor, Caritas can continuously adapt its strategies to an ever changing environment. Caritas fights poverty, exclusion, intolerance and discrimination. More importantly, it empowers people to participate fully in all matters affecting their lives, and it advocates on their behalf at national and international forums.

Caritas promotes partnership and local autonomy is paramount in ensuring effective teamwork for the good of all. By pooling expertise and resources, Caritas is able to identify issues at the grassroots, analyze them at national and international levels, and then take action locally, regionally and globally.

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