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Together in solidarity

April 2, 2014
by 
Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Next Sunday, April 6th, is Solidarity Sunday! It is the day when Catholics across the country are invited to give during a special Share Lent collection in their parish for the work of Development and Peace. This gift helps communities in the Global South put in place projects that respect and uplift human dignity. Most Rev. Paul-André Durocher, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop of Gatineau invites us all to be in solidarity on this day in a special video message where he explains the mission of Development and Peace and our participation in the global campaign to end hunger One Human family, Food for All, that was launched by Pope Francis in December.

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Get into the spirit of Share Lent!

March 13, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Fr. hagos with students at the national launch of the Share Lent campaign.

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of our Share Lent campaign, and many activities have already taken place just in this first week! We held the national launch of the campaign in the Diocese of Hamilton with special guests Most Rev. Douglas Crosby and Fr. Hagos Hayish, the Secretary General of Caritas Ethiopia. Both did touching presentations on the impact of Development and Peace’s work to be in solidarity with the most poor and vulnerable in the Global South and how this is changing lives.

Montreal launches the Share Lent campaign on Shrove Tuesday

March 5, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Yesterday, on Tuesday, March 4, Shrove Tuesday, Development and Peace members, supporters and employees gathered at the Centre for Sustainable Development for the Montreal launch of the “One human family, food for all” Share Lent campaign. Bishop Faddoul, Apostolic Exarch of Western and Central Africa for the Maronites and president of Caritas Lebanon, as well as Dr.

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Share Lent begins in Hamilton

March 4, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, communications officer

Tomorrow, our annual Share Lent campaign gets started! This year we are launching the campaign in the Diocese of Hamilton with a special event featuring Bishop Douglas Crosby and Father Hagos Hayish, the Secretary General of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia).One of the reasons that we chose to have the launch in Hamilton is to thank the clergy, parishioners and all those in the diocese who, through their generosity and commitment, help to make the Share Lent campaign such a success.

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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