Share Lent

Let the wave begin!

December 9, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

A wave is a powerful movement, with millions upon millions of drops of water coming together to surge forward on a clear course. On December 10th, an unstoppable swell will be felt around the world as the hearts of Catholics come together to form a global wave to end hunger.

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Share Lent 2013: Many thanks!

April 23, 2013
by 
Michael Casey, Executive Director

Our 45th Share Lent campaign has just come to an end!

That means that every year for the past 45 years, members, partners and employees of Development and Peace across Canada have rallied around this moment of sharing. It also means 45 years of solidarity with our partners in the Global South, who are enhancing human dignity in the world more than ever thanks to your support.

This year's campaign was particularly eventful and full of all kinds of activities! For the first time, campaign's launch was broadcast live on the Internet from Edmonton, in the company of Archbishop Smith, President of the CCCB, and Archbishop Pedro Barreto, a solidarity visitor from Peru.

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Renew the Passion

March 29, 2013
by 
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director, In Canada Programs

It is time to renew the passion.

Today is Good Friday for Catholics. What Jesus endured on this day we call the Passion. It was today that Jesus was put to trial and executed on a cross. This execution took place because he revealed a God whose passion for life, love and the poor could not be controlled by earthly authority or power.

It is Indeed a passionate day - a day of great emotion. It is because of Good Friday that we can say God truly knows what it is to suffer violence, hatred, poverty, and death.

Together for the Good Friday Fast!

March 27, 2013
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

On the occasion of the Good Friday Fast, a number of people are preparing to raise funds in solidarity with Development and Peace so as to support our partners in Africa, Asia, Latin American and the Middle East. Hundreds of Canadians from all across the nation will be taking part. Fasting represents a symbolic choice in favour of solidarity with the poor, the oppressed, and the hungry, and provides a time-out to concentrate on what really matters.

What does a recipe for a fast look like?

March 26, 2013
by 
Luke Stocking, Deputy Director, In Canada Programs
THINKfast Good Friday Fast

First, take a rich tradition like the Catholic one of fasting on Good Friday.

Add 241 people and 67 groups across Canada who want to share their hope for a better world with their family and friends and are willing to go without food to do so.

Mix them together and you have the Development and Peace Good Friday Fast - an online effort to cook up support for our mission of building a better world. The fast happens this Friday, March 29th!

The Bishops of Canada encourage all Catholics in our country to participate in the 5th Sunday collection for Development and Peace

March 15, 2013
by 
Ryan Worms, Deputy Director, In-Canada Programs

"My dear sisters and brothers,

This coming Sunday, 17 March, with the approval and support of the Bishops of Canada, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCOPD) is undertaking the Share Lent Collection. The 2013 theme for this annual project involving our dioceses and parishes is Human Dignity: More than Ever."

Read the complete letter from Most Reverend Richard Smith, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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A packed calendar!

March 12, 2013
by 
Mayalène Lavigne-Martel, Online Outreach Officer

There is no shortage of activities during Share Lent this year!

Members of Development and Peace have mobilized across the country to organize activities in their regions so that their communities can show their solidarity with those in the Global South, who struggle daily for greater human dignity.

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Don't Miss A New Leaf!

March 8, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Image from the new documentary A New Leaf

Last week, Development and Peace sponsored a series of premieres of the new Salt and Light documentary A New Leaf, which features the response of Development and Peace to the food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, in five Canadian cities across the country.

A New Leaf: the show is on the road!

February 27, 2013
by 
Suzanne Slobodian, Fundraising Officer, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

We just launched our "Cross Canada Tour" (5 cities) Monday night in Ottawa and it was with a lot of pride that Mgr Terrence Prendergast (Archbishop of Ottawa) hosted the premiere of the documentary A New Leaf. Mgr Prendergast made the opening remarks of the one-hour panel discussion following the film screening. The hundred participants had the opportunity to ask all their questions to our guests: Fr.

World Day of Social Justice

February 20, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico and Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officers

It is appropriate that this year World Day of Social Justice falls during our Share Lent campaign - a moment where we celebrate our commitment and solidarity towards building a just world. Social justice touches on questions of rights, human dignity and solidarity. It is also deeply connected to questions of ecological justice and respect of natural resources with regards to their management, conservation and justice.