We are a democratic movement for international solidarity that supports partners in the Global South in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political, economic and environmental structures.
We educate Canadians about the causes of the impoverishment of peoples and to mobilize them to act for change.
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada is beginning a new campaign cycle this year. Taking off from our Orientation Assembly in June 2022 and inspired by Pope Francis’s October 2021 address to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, we have chosen Create Hope as our guiding theme for the next five years.
To create hope in this first year, we will Stand for the Land in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are defending their territories in the Global South by protecting their lands and waters, the environment and human life. Do join this Share Lent campaign!
This Solidarity Sunday, we are called to Stand for the Land through a joint expression of faith and almsgiving.
As international stakeholders meet in Brussels to show solidarity with and discuss ways to help the 7.1 million people displaced by the Venezuelan crisis, we bring you an update on the situation and our response to it.
In today’s readings from 1 Samuel, Ephesians, and John’s Gospel, we are challenged to see in new ways. As David is anointed instead of his older brothers, we are told that God does not judge based on the appearance of a person, but rather he sees into the heart. Jesus heals the blind man and with his new sight he is unrecognizable to those who had known him before. “I am the [same] man,” he is forced to assert. In Ephesians, we find the powerful contrast between dark and light representing death and life, truth and error. To see by the light of God is to be a witness to the truth and to recognize the difference between the forces of life and death.
The latest of many fires in a refugee camp in Bangladesh was a predictable tragedy, the risk of which has long been noted and signalled by our partners and other civil society groups.
Read this if you are wondering how we are responding, whom we are working with, where the money goes and how you can help.