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Honduras - Trade and Investment at the Expense of Human Rights

November 21, 2013
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer

In the run up to general elections in Honduras on November 24, Development and Peace has challenged the government of Canada for signing the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Accord (FTA).

The Church in Madagascar and the DRC come together to address mining injustice.

September 27, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Mgr Gaetano di Pierro, évêque de Moramanga; Mgr Fulgence Muteba, évêque de Kilwa-Kasenga; l’abbé David Luhaka de la Commission Justice et paix du diocèse de Kalemie-Kirungu

From September 1st to September 8th, 2013, a mission that included bishops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo visited Madagascar. The group was made up of the Most Rev. Fulgence Muteba Mugalu, Bishop of Kilwa Kasenga; the Most Rev. Ruvezi Kashala Gaston, Bishop of Sakania Kipushi; Father David Luhaka of the diocese of Kalemie Kirungu; and Fidèle Banza Mutombo, Development Advisor for Community Radio of  Katanga (RCK).

Bread of life

September 13, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

The conflict in Syria has intensified over the last few months. With increased violence, people are continuing to flee the country. However, there are those who can’t leave and as such, they must cope with ever-worsening and arduous conditions. There are now 4.5 million people within the country who are displaced, which is the equivalent of about 20% of the population. In addition, ongoing hostilities have destroyed infrastructure and left cities isolated and without basic necessities – including food. What little is left, is unaffordable for much of the population.

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Soul-changing Solidarity

June 25, 2013
by 
Karen Rawlings, Member of Development and Peace

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

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Youth are the future

June 7, 2013
by 
Pat Acheson, Member of Development and Peace

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

We had the opportunity to go to the Antananarivo (Tana) Cathedral for an audience with Archbishop Odon of Tana. During our visit, he commented that family is a critical element for any positive, successful development in Madagascar.

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Arrival in Antananaviro

June 4, 2013
by 
Pat Acheson, Development and Peace Member

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

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Solidarity trip to Madagascar

June 3, 2013
by 
Brenda Chaput-Saltel, Manitoba Regional Animator

Several members of Development and Peace along with two Regional Animators are currently on a solidarity tour of Madagascar to visit with local organizations supported by Development and Peace. Over the next few weeks, they will be writing about their visits and experiences.

Here is their first message!

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Arms Trade Treaty – Defining moment in moving towards a world of peace

May 9, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Syrian refugee Photo: Caritas

When 154 members of the United Nations General Assembly, including Canada, voted in favour of a universal Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on April 2nd, 2013, it was a historic step towards instilling a culture of peace worldwide.

Latin America: Telling the Leopard's Tale

April 30, 2013
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer

“The story of Africa has been documented by the hunter, and not by the leopard,” said Portuguese academic, Boaventura de Sousa, who has called for history to be retold from the perspective of the victims of colonialism, genocide and unbridled capitalism.

Peasant struggles honoured by commemorative day

April 18, 2013
by 
Marie-Hélène Roy, Youth Programs Officer

April 17th marked International Day of Peasant Struggles. This day was launched in Eldorado dos Carajas, Brazil, in 1996, after the assassination of 19 peasants who were members of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST), a Development and Peace partner. Around the world, peasants are struggling daily against deforestation, land grabbing, the polluting of water and soil, but also to improve their living conditions.