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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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Mining resources in Sierra Leone: When good intentions are not enough

May 20, 2014
by 
Raphael Yimga Tatchi, Africa Programs Officer

More than a decade after a horrifying civil war ravaged Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002, leading to the death of 120,000 people and the mutilation of thousands of civilians, this small country in Western Africa of 6.3 million people, is courageously rebuilding itself. Since peace accords were signed in 2002, there have been two presidential elections, in 2007 and in 2012, and successive governments have put in place a variety of policies, programs, initiatives and reforms in several sectors in an attempt to meet the challenges facing the country.

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The death of Rija Andriarinosy, Director of the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA) in Madagascar

May 8, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
Rija Andriarinosy (right) (C) Brigitte Dubé

We were very sad to learn of the death of Rija Andriarinosy, Executive Director of the Development Council of Andohatapenaka (CDA) in Madagascar, who passed away as a result of a stroke.

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A Voice for Justice will be heard on May 14!

May 5, 2014
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

Come join a mass rally on May 14th calling for Canadian mining companies to be accountable for their actions overseas!
 
The rally will take place on Wednesday, May 14th at noon on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Come be part of hundreds from across Canada who will be gathering on Parliament Hill to call for an ombudsman for the extractive sector so that communities negatively impacted by Canadian mining companies in the Global South can have a Voice for justice.

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On behalf of all our partners: THANK YOU!

May 5, 2014
by 
Michael Casey, Executive Director

With the end of a long winter comes the conclusion of another Share Lent campaign. This 46-year long tradition brings together Development and Peace members, partners and staff who gather in cities and towns across Canada to share the experience of international solidarity together.

A very worrisome situation in Paraguay

April 30, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

An era of systematic violations of human rights came to an end in Paraguay following the fall of the dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner (1954-1989), who headed one of the most brutal regimes on the continent. After the first elections were held, the peasant movement quickly mobilized to address unequal land distribution in the country, where only 400 families own 90 percent of the land, even though most of the population makes its living from agriculture. Since that time, peasants have been working for land reforms to change this situation.

Good Friday killing of priest in Central African Republic

April 25, 2014
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

This past Good Friday was marked by the tragic death of Fr. Christ Forman Wilibona, a priest in the diocese of Bossangoa in the northwest of Central African Republic (CAR), who was assassinated. Reports say he was shot six times by armed men while riding on a motorcycle through traffic. He was on his way to Paoua where he was the parish priest at Saint Kisito church.

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