This year, join us for an interactive journey through the season of Lent with our solidarity calendar. Each week, we’ll explore a different facet of Development and Peace through activities that include moments of prayer, action and fundraising. We’ll also host several virtual events, where you’ll get to meet some of our partners, members and staff. To receive weekly updates about upcoming events and campaign activities, subscribe to our newsletter.
We can’t wait to bring the Share Love, Share Lent campaign to you!
Today, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the end of Lent, we conclude this calendar with one last moment of prayer: Lord Jesus, may you infuse us with the Holy Spirit. Accompany us on the path of solidarity, so that we may be signs of hope and peace in the world. Teach us to believe that in all things we will overcome. Amen!
Saturday, April 3, 2021
What did you do to raise funds for Development and Peace this year? Which of your strategies worked and which ones could have gone better? Think about what you learnt and share notes with fellow campaigners so you can fine-tune your fundraising for next year!
Friday, April 2, 2021
Online activity - Way of the Cross
Today, Catholics around the world celebrate Good Friday. Join our team of animators and members in our second annual online Way of the Cross for Share Lent.
On this Holy Thursday, on the dawn of Jesus’s journey towards Golgotha, let his washing of his disciples’ feet remind us of our call to serve the most vulnerable of our sisters and brothers.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
It's Holy Week! Gather your friends and family in a web call and have them guess whether the inspirational quote on the screen is from Oprah Winfrey or Pope Francis.
This fun activity was developed for our previous Share Lent campaign, For our common home. It’s a great way to show how the Pope's teachings can appeal to everyone, and not just Catholics. After all, we are #AllBrothersAndSisters.
To facilitate peacebuilding in Colombia, a country that has endured five decades of conflict, Development and Peace has partnered with the Asociación Campesina de Antioquia to provide media and filmmaking training to youths like Fabio Andrés Daza Marín. This helps them promote and celebrate Colombian rural culture and sustainability.
“The training was a great experience because we developed a sense of belonging by telling our story and acting for the good of our community”, Fabio says.
Read more about Fabio on this postcard for kids, a part of our Share Lent material. And make sure to watch this video on the community film school, produced by the Asociación Campesina de Antioquia.
Looking for Sr Jean Bellini’s story? We know we advertised it for today in our printable calendar, but online, we switched Sr Jean Bellini’s testimony with Fabio’s. So Sr Jean Bellini’s testimony is featured on March 6. Scroll back to read it!
Monday, March 29, 2021
Take time to meditate on our campaign prayer this Holy Week. The prayer comes from the Pope's encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. May it inspire you to read the whole encyclical!