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Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

May 1, 2018
Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

For more than 50 years now, members, partners, youth groups, schools, and parishes have been mobilizing alongside Development and Peace...

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Pope Francis’ visit to Peru highlights risks to the Amazon and its peoples

April 9, 2018
Pope Francis visit to the Amazon

One month after the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Peruvian Amazon, the Spanish-born Bishop of Puerto Maldonado, David Martinez Aguirre, is still running on the energy high.

Youth and young adults fun-raise and build awareness for Share Lent!

March 13, 2018
Thinkfast Vancouver 2018

This past month, Vancouver had its first university THINKfast at St. Patrick’s Parish. The event was organized in collaboration with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), a pan-Canadian university student movement dedicated...

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A highly successful youth assembly!

February 26, 2018
by 
Audrey Vallières, Quebec City Youth Ambassador
A highly successful youth assembly!

Development and Peace recently held its 2018 National Youth Assembly from Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28. When participating youth members arrived, they were treated to a casual pizza dinner, while the two National Council youth...

The beginning of the next chapter

December 7, 2017
by 
Suzanne Slobodian, Jubilee Campaign Coordinating Officer
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So our Executive Director, Serge Langlois, called the festive celebration of the closing of the Jubilee year while addressing some 200 people gathered at Notre-Dame College in Montreal on Saturday November 25.

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Christ the King of the universe is counting on our collaboration to build his Kingdom

December 6, 2017
by 
Suzanne Slobodian, Jubilee Campaign Coordinating Officer

Let's respond to his invitation with our prayer and commitment. The beginning of the universal prayer of the Closing Mass of the 50th of Development and Peace, held on November 25 at the Basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory...

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A jubilee not quite like the others

December 5, 2017
by 
Sr. Geraldine Parent and Sr. Rita Poirier

On Mission Sunday, October 22nd 2017, the Diocese of Moncton celebrated in a special way the Golden Jubilee of Development and Peace.

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A personal reflection on the meaning of solidarity

October 12, 2017
by 
Glen Argan

After 12 days on a “solidarity tour” to western Bolivia in August 2017, I have a clearer understanding of the term “solidarity.” Our group of 14 Western Canadians set off to learn about Bolivian projects funded by Development and Peace.

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Haiti: Does popular opposition to the new budget signal a sea change?

October 12, 2017
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Program Officer

A year after category 4 Hurricane Matthew slammed into the south of Haiti, groups of farmers who lost their homes and crops took to the streets to protest a budget that they describe as “criminal” and...