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Share the Journey, one step at a time!

April 15, 2019
Share the Journey walk

This fall, we launched the Share the Journey campaign and invited Canadians to walk in solidarity with the 68.5 million forced migrants around the world. Many of you answered the call and our collective actions are adding up!

Post-colonial lesson plans for our common home

March 4, 2020
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Louise Bitz

Development and Peace’s Catholic Schools Programs Officer recounts why and how she created lesson plans aimed at deepening relationships in our common home.

Three Ways for families to experience Lent with Development and Peace

To help families celebrate Lent together, we offer an array of tools that promote action and reflection during a time when we are called upon to open our hearts. 

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We’ve walked 40,075 km! How far will we go?

Walks - Share the Journey

Canadians took up the challenge to walk the equivalent of the Earth’s circumference and they succeeded! With many more walks on the way, how far will we go?

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Fort McMurray walked half way across the Earth!

Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Fort McMurray, AB

A Catholic High School in Fort McMurray, Alberta, walked 20,439 km in solidarity with forced migrants. 

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World Refugee Day: No one should be forced to flee their home

World Refugee Day: No one should be forced to flee their home

Today marks World Refugee Day and the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) has just released the staggering numbers on forced...

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The Philippines: People’s mining conference sheds light on mining abuses

August 5, 2015
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Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

From July 30th to August 1st, the International People’s Conference on Mining (www.peoplesminingconf.net) took place in Quezon City, the Philippines. Development and Peace’s Filipino partner Center for Environmental Concern was part of the organizing committee of the conference.

Solidarity visitor from Colombia shares human rights struggles

April 1, 2015
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By Heidi Matthews, Hamilton Diocesan Council Chair
Heidi Matthews (Hamilton Diocesan Chair), His Excellency Bishop Douglas Crosby (Diocese of Hamilton), Father Franco, Rosa Odalmis Delis (Translator)

From March 13th to the 17th, the Diocese of Hamilton was blessed to have a Solidarity Visitor, Fr. Alberto Franco, CSsR, from Columbia.

Fr. Franco is the Executive Secretary of Development and Peace’s partner, the Inter-Church Commission for Justice and Peace (CIJP). He has been an ardent defender of human rights for over 20 years and has been accompanying Afro-Colombians, indigenous peoples and peasant farmers in defending and reclaiming their lands.

Meaningful encounters with solidarity visitor in British Columbia

March 9, 2015
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Stephanie Nguyen, Regional Youth Intern for British Columbia and Yukon

It was exciting to learn that British Columbia would have the honour of hosting Fr. Edwin Gariguez as this year’s Solidarity Visitor. Fr. Edwin is the Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA. He has been playing an important role in bringing about humanitarian aid in the Philippines to those who have been displaced by Typhoons Haiyan and Hagupit, and addressing issues of injustice in the Philippines that perpetuate poverty.

It’s out of small steps that big things happen

November 24, 2014
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Kira Paisley, Sow Much Love photo contest winner

I felt very fortunate to have been given the chance, through Development and Peace’s Sow Much Love photo contest, to attend Food Secure Canada’s 8th National Assembly in Halifax from November 13-15, 2014.