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17 April: International Day of Peasant Struggles

April 17, 2019

On April 17, the International Day of Peasant Struggles, it seems important to emphasize that the demand for social justice also means...

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Development and Peace pays tribute to longtime collaborator Sally O'Neill

April 11, 2019

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada adds its voice to those mourning the tragic death of Sally O’Neill, our close collaborator and Honduran consultant, killed on April 7, 2019 in a road accident in Guatemala. Sally was former head of Latin American programs for Trocaire, Development and Peace’s Irish sister agency, with whom she worked for 37 years before retiring in 2015.

Share the Journey, one step at a time!

April 8, 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!

Lenten Weekly Reflection for April 14, Sixth Sunday of Lent

April 8, 2019
by 
Kathleen Ladouceur, Catholic Schools Program Officer for Development and Peace in Alberta

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Gospel: Luke 19: 28-40 and Luke 22:14-23:56

Being an Easter people to a Palm Sunday people

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for April 7, Fifth Sunday of Lent

April 1, 2019
by 
Pascal André Charlebois, Development and Peace Animator for Eastern Quebec
Hamda, a Syrian refugee in Lebanon

Solidarity Sunday

Gospel: John 8:1-11

A realm of justice and peace

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 31, Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 25, 2019
by 
Jeremy Laurie, Development and Peace Animator for British Columbia and Yukon
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Peaceful dwelling places

Through the parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus invites us to reflect on God’s unfailing love for His children. Although the son squandered his inheritance and became destitute, he was greeted with profound compassion after freely deciding to return home. This powerful example of God’s mercy is also a testament to the importance of family and home.

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 24, Third Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2019
by 
Luke Stocking, Regional Deputy Director of Development and Peace for Central Canada
Children in Bangladesh
Gospel: Exodus 3:1-15 and Luke 13:1-9 

God’s Holy intervention

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 17, Second Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2019
by 
Kathleen Ladouceur, Catholic Schools Program Officer for Development and Peace in Alberta
Umuechem community

Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36

Imagine what we could accomplish…

Each year, our Lenten Gospel journey begins with talking about the forty days of preparation (see last week’s Gospel). We then confirm Christ’s divinity and anticipate what is to come in Jerusalem.

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Lenten Weekly Reflection for March 10, First Sunday of Lent

March 7, 2019
by 
Kathleen Ladouceur, Catholic Schools Program Officer for Development and Peace in Alberta

Gospel: Luke 4:1-13