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October 16: World Food Day

October 16, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer
[...] there is a great variety of small-scale food production systems which feed the greater part of the world’s peoples, using a modest amount of land and producing less waste, be it in small agricultural parcels, in orchards and gardens, hunting and wild harvesting or local fishing.

The 2015 election campaign: where do the parties stand on climate issues?

October 13, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer and Judith Faucher, intern
The struggle against climate change is at the heart of Development and Peace’s new campaign Create a Climate of Change, and is one of the main issues put forward in its 2015 Electoral Guide.
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Federal elections: where do mining issues fit in?

October 2, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer
For a number of years, Development and Peace has been calling on the Canadian government to establish an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities in countries of the Global South affected by the operations of Canadian companies.
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Nepal, a country devastated, but far from defeated

September 4, 2015
by 
Stéphane Vinhas, Programs Officer (Emergency Relief)

Nepal is a quintessential tourist destination, considered the stuff of dreams thanks to its mountain peaks, enchanting landscapes, ancient cities, antique palaces and temples, venerable architecture, religions, food, and more. I would have liked to have visited this fascinating country with a lighter heart, but it was the two major earthquakes that hit the country last April and May that brought me there.  

Iraq: Same dreams, different realities

August 31, 2015
by 
Philippe Zarif, In-Country Support, Middle East

I was recently in Iraq for Development and Peace to participate in a meeting of various Caritas members that are supporting Iraqis who have been displaced by violence caused by the group calling itself the Islamic State (ISIS).

We were in the Kurdish region of Iraq, where thousands of Iraqis have taken refuge in this relatively safe zone.

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The Philippines: Community resistance to mining

August 25, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

As part of the International People’s Conference on Mining, I had the chance to participate in a solidarity visit to the city of Mankayan in the Province of Benguet in the Philippines.

The Philippines: People’s mining conference sheds light on mining abuses

August 5, 2015
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy Officer

From July 30th to August 1st, the International People’s Conference on Mining (www.peoplesminingconf.net) took place in Quezon City, the Philippines. Development and Peace’s Filipino partner Center for Environmental Concern was part of the organizing committee of the conference.

A Festive 2015 Orientation Assembly!

July 14, 2015
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, communications officer

Development and Peace organized its last Orientation Assembly in Otterburne, Manitoba, from June 11 to 14. In total, nearly 200 people, including delegates from every province in the country, partners from the North and South, young people, members of the National Council, employees, and volunteers gathered to reflect upon and discuss the organization’s broad guidelines for the years to come.

Alula’s Coffee Shop

July 13, 2015
by 
Luke Stocking, central Ontario Animator
Kallamino's

Alula’s husband took all her money and left her alone with two small children to raise. She lives in the city of Me’Kele in the region of Tigray. She speaks to us through an interpreter in her native Tigrinya. "I was depressed with no hope. I went to the government for help and they sent me to the Daughters of Charity."

Inspiration from Montreal to Rome

July 13, 2015
by 
Josianne Gauthier, Director of In-Canada Programs at Development and Peace
(C) CIDSE

I have just come back from the gathering organized jointly by CIDSE, a coalition of Catholic agencies, to which Development and Peace belongs, and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in Rome, to celebrate the launch of the new Encyclical “Laudato Si” (Be Praised) and to share our first impressions, emotions, and plans to ensure the greatest possible dissemination and implementation of this document, which many have described as revolutionary.

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