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The beginning of the next chapter

December 7, 2017
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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
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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...

50th Celebration with the CCCB

October 4, 2017
by 
Suzanne Slobodian, Jubilee Campaign Coordinating Officer

It was with great interest that I attended the mass organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) at the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa Tuesday September 26, alongside more than 1,000 people. It was a very solemn picture to see a procession of more than 80 bishops, all clothed in their cream-colored priestly garments, to the sound of sacred songs and music, in an enveloping and fragrant atmosphere of incense.

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We’ve raised $500,000 thanks to your stamps!

September 25, 2017
by 
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer
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Back in 1984, two philatelists from Beloeil, QC, Jean-Pierre Lagacé and the late Marcel Désilet, had the idea to collect the stamps affixed on envelopes arriving from around the world at Development and Peace – Caritas Canada and offer them to stamp...

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The life of a miner

September 19, 2017
by 
Landon Turlock, Development and Peace member from Edmonton, Alberta

The driver crossed himself three times before driving into the mine. Riding in the box of the industrial-size dump truck, the 14 of us held onto the sides of the box through sharp switchbacks and low-hanging, narrow tunnels.

Witnessing “woman at the heart of change” in Bolivia

September 13, 2017
by 
Helen MacDonald, member from Grande Prairie, Alberta
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During Lent 2017, Development and Peace focused its campaign on “Women at the Heart of Change.” On this Bolivia solidarity tour, I feel I have been blessed by my contact with many women in Bolivia who are at the heart of change in their country.

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The troubled waters of the past

September 1, 2017
by 
Véronique Gauthier-Galardo, QSF Intern in Cambodia
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Eight young people from Quebec are currently completing an introduction to international solidarity internship in Cambodia as part of the Québec sans frontières (Quebec without borders, or QSF) program.