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The disappearance of Manila Bay

July 2, 2014
by 
Mary Hanson, Member of Development and Peace
One of the last mangrove forests in Manila Bay.

A group of 12 Development and Peace members from the Prairies and the Atlantic provinces, accompanied by two staff members, are on a solidarity trip to the Philippines.

Connecting two worlds together

June 30, 2014
by 
Sandy Gibbons, Member of Development and Peace

The sky, the earth and the people

June 30, 2014
by 
Selina Hunt, youth member of Development and Peace

A group of Development and Peace youth members from across Canada are in Zambia on a youth solidarity trip to learn more about the work of Development and Peace and its partners.

Learning the intricacies of organic farming

June 28, 2014
by 
Jennifer Lagassé and Kira Paisley, youth members of Development and Peace

A group of Development and Peace youth members from across Canada are in Zambia on a youth solidarity trip to learn more about the work of Development and Peace and its partners.

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There are 2.8 million Syrian refugees and each has a face and a name

June 20, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico
Yahia Khaled is a Syrian refugee in Jordan.

The conflict in Syria has been ongoing for over three years now, and it has forced 2.8 million to flee the country. It is a shocking number that makes us take a moment to reflect on the sheer number of people who have abandoned their homes to escape the violence. Yet such a large number can make us lose sight that it represents 2.8 million individuals, each with a name and a story, each who had a home and a history that was all left behind with only bits and pieces carried away in a suitcase.

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A World Cup for all

June 17, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Credit: AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFAR

It doesn’t take much to get a game of soccer going. A ball and some makeshift goalposts are all that are required for anyone to start a match. Its accessibility is surely one of the main reasons why the sport is so popular and can be seen played in even some of the remotest corners of the world. Yet, this summer’s 2014 World Cup, currently taking place in Brazil, has raised many questions as to whether soccer is still every person’s sport.

An ongoing commitment to the reconstruction of Haiti

June 10, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Last Thursday, Development and Peace had the privilege of participating in a conference entitled Haïti: analyse et perspectives de l’aide (Haiti: analysis and perspectives on aid) organized by the Concertation pour Haïti (CPH), a network of organizations working in Haiti that includes Development and Peace.

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Artisans of Peace

June 6, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, agente de communications

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres have accepted an invitation by Pope Francis to pray for peace in the Holy Land at the Vatican this Pentecost Sunday.

During his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Pope said, “All of us want peace. Many people build it day by day through small gestures and acts; many of them are suffering, yet patiently persevere in their efforts to be peacemakers.”

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Praying for Food for All: Launch of a prayer card contest

May 27, 2014
by 
Elana Wright, Education Materials Officer

This fall, Development and Peace will focus its education campaign on the injustice of world hunger, and the importance of supporting small family farmers as key to feeding the planet. We began to raise awareness on this issue during our last Share Lent campaign by joining in the global Caritas Internationalis campaign called One Human Family, Food for All. This theme inspires us to take action to ensure that all of our brothers and sisters around the world have enough food to eat.

The Pope visits Development and Peace partners while in the Holy Land

May 27, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Pope Francis is currently on a pilgrimage in the Holy Land and has brought with him a message of peace. While travelling towards Jerusalem, he passed through Jordan, Palestine and Israel, and took the opportunity to highlight the work of the local Caritas offices in the region, which are helping victims of the conflict in the Middle East, mainly refugees.

On the first leg of his trip in Jordan, the Pope told dignitaries at the Royal Palace about the work of Caritas Jordan and how it is helping Syrian refugees who have been driven from their homes.

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