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December 22, 2020
Ahead of the Christmas night mass, a bishop shares his reflections on the mystery and wonder of the “Child God who stoops down to become a toddler in front of us.”
December 18, 2020
In the Middle East, one Development and Peace partner is working to heal the scars of current and past conflicts.  
December 17, 2020
Reflecting on Advent, a Development and Peace member wonders where we will discover the face of God and how we will we open the door to the knocking of angels.
December 11, 2020
Five years after she attended the landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, a Development and Peace member overcomes disappointment with optimism.
December 8, 2020
Our second Advent story is about how your love for humanity helped preserve the love of one mother’s life in Somalia.
December 6, 2020
Throughout Advent we are called to the same spirit of anticipatory delight expressed by John the Baptist in the weeks leading up to Jesus’ arrival.
December 1, 2020
Join our campaign and contact your MP to reiterate the importance of building back better here in Canada and in the Global South.
November 29, 2020
The first of our Advent stories is about how solidarity from a continent away restored hope to the life of one displaced but not defeated woman in Nigeria.
November 29, 2020
Advent is my favourite season. It’s a time that calls us to embrace the quiet, winter darkness and nurture the seed of new beginnings.
November 26, 2020
On Giving Tuesday, Development and Peace offers three ways of spreading solidarity and supporting our pratners' work in the Global South.
November 24, 2020
Already mobilized to help Hondurans cope with the aftermath of two tropical storms, Development and Peace’s partners need your help.
November 18, 2020
The people of the Philippines need our help to recover from a series of storms that have destroyed homes, infrastructure, lives and livelihoods.
November 14, 2020
Hurricane Eta has left a wide trail of destruction, displacement and death in Honduras, and thousands of people are in desperate need of urgent help.
October 17, 2020
Ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 140 faith leaders from around the world are urging the IMF and World Bank to cancel debts of countries in the Global South.
October 16, 2020
As we mark World Food Day, we join many organizations helping the world's poor in reiterating the call for global solidarity to help the most vulnerable populations recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
October 9, 2020
The For our Common Home campaign culminates with a webinar featuring Indigenous testimonies, solidarity, inspiration and plans for powerful advocacy.
September 29, 2020
Over the past five years, Jean-Claude Huriaux has sent 500,000 stamps to Development and Peace.
September 27, 2020
The World Day of Migrants and Refugees is an occasion to be reminded that displaced people everywhere, including the Rohingya, need all the help that Canadians can offer.
Recovering together: our new national campaign for a green and just recovery from the pandemic
September 21, 2020
Development and Peace’s new campaign calls the faithful to act for social, economic and environmental justice in Canada and the Global South.
International Day of Peace - Young rohingya girls in Bangladesh
September 21, 2020
On the International Day for Peace, Development and Peace joins the Caritas Internationalis family in calling to put the “human person above all vested
September 4, 2020
A month after the devastating port explosion, the situation in Beirut remains dire. Development and Peace’s partners...
August 26, 2020
Benilda "Kap Bening" Madronero proudly shows off her richly verdant rice paddy in the municipality of Carigara on the island of Leyte in the Philippines.
August 11, 2020
Lebanon has been plunged into a catastrophe that calls...
August 5, 2020
Earlier this year, Martin Blanchet initiated petition e-2564 to help put pressure on the Canadian government to grant the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) the necessary powers...
June 25, 2020
Across the Global South, women are overcoming longstanding vulnerabilities and adversities to care for their families in the new reality of the pandemic.
June 20, 2020
On World Refugee Day, we look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting forcibly displaced communities and how Development and Peace’s partners are serving them.
June 17, 2020
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is an occasion to examine the nexus between climate change, conflict, poverty and human tragedy.
June 12, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the deep inequalities of our world and as the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers spurs a growing global mobilization to end systemic...
June 11, 2020
South American Church leaders call for “urgent and unified action to avoid a humanitarian and environmental tragedy” in the Amazon.
pandemic knows no borders
June 9, 2020
The current pandemic knows no borders. Its impacts are being felt globally and it has revealed the interconnectedness between all the inhabitants of our common home. 
June 3, 2020
To mark the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, Development and Peace offered a webinar to introduce people to the abiding relevance of its message.
June 1, 2020
Development and Peace - Caritas Canada has joined over 200 organizations from across Canada to launch “Six Principles for a Just Recovery.”
May 29, 2020
Five years ago, Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudato Si’, which is a call to all people...
May 22, 2020
Funding from the Government of Canada will help Development and Peace extend support to over 30,000 people facing acute humanitarian crises.
May 20, 2020
On the fifth anniversary of the landmark encyclical, Development and Peace’s deputy director of animation for Atlantic and Central Canada offers everyday ideas for living its precepts.
May 16, 2020
Five years ago, Pope Francis shared with the world his encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. Join us over the coming days in celebrating Laudato Si’ and re-committing to live out its...
May 7, 2020
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle releases a reflection on the COVID-19 pandemic, calling for solidarity with Indigenous peoples and new thinking on recovery from the crisis.
May 4, 2020
A civil society coalition needs your support for a month of webinars, social media action and activism focussed on empowering Canada’s ombudsperson to ensure corporate accountability.
May 1, 2020
Recalling a millennia-old idea, thousands around the world calling for debts to be written off so that the poorest countries can protect their most vulnerable citizens against the pandemic.
April 24, 2020
The COVID-19 lockdown meant that our annual THINKfast had to become a “link fast,” with people of all age groups connecting for online fasting, fundraising and fun.
April 22, 2020
More than 1,000 people have embarked on an ecological conversion by signing our intergenerational pledge for our common home.
St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Halifax, N.S.
April 9, 2020
The diocesan councils of Nova Scotia, anglophone New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island share their reflections on the paschal feast and what it impels Christians to do.
Easter 2020: The Spirit is with us
April 9, 2020
There is no doubt that this Easter will be unlike any other in recent memory. The COVID-19 crisis has put a hold on attending mass...
April 6, 2020
Development and Peace signs an open letter from the international cooperation sector, addressed to Canada’s Minister of...
April 2, 2020
A special Solidarity Sunday mass livestreamed by the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, Man., took the Development and Peace message to the faithful in all corners of the country.
April 1, 2020
Development and Peace’s project oversight officer offers an overview of our Haitian partners’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mura, Amazon, Brazil. Photo by Thomas Bauer/Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
March 30, 2020
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Gospel: Matthew 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54 Palm Sunday: The Joy of the Gospel at the heart of our faith
Brazil CPT
March 28, 2020
Watch this webinar to learn more about the work of the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), Development and Peace’s partner in Brazil.
March 25, 2020
Inspired by Pope Francis’s prayer, Development and Peace offers one of its own for us to understand the COVID-19 situation from a global perspective.
Girl in the Amazon. Photo: Caritas Internationalis
March 23, 2020
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Solidarity Sunday Gospel: John 11:1-45 The quiet tears and divine power of Jesus
Share Lent 2020 goes virtual
March 18, 2020
Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, Development and Peace is adapting its activities to prioritize health and safety.
Ederson, seringueiro, Brazil. Photo: Thomas Bauer/Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
March 16, 2020
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Gospel: John 9:1-41 “Blindness” and the seringueiros of Machadinho d’Oeste, Brazil
Francisco, Mura, Brazil. Photo: Thomas Bauer/Development and Peace – Caritas Canada
March 9, 2020
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Gospel: John 4:5-42 Two thirsts meet Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.(John 4:6)
March 4, 2020
Development and Peace’s new gender policy involves multiple stakeholders in deepening and broadening its commitment to justice, empowerment and solidarity.
March 4, 2020
Development and Peace’s Catholic Schools Programs Officer recounts why and how she created lesson plans aimed at deepening relationships in our common home.
March 2, 2020
Intensifying hostilities, hunger, homelessness, displacement and political uncertainty threaten to create Syria’s worst humanitarian crisis so far.
Amazon, Peru
February 27, 2020
Lenten Weekly Reflections
Gospel: Matthew 4: 1-11 Ecological conversion and the challenge of the temptation in the desert
February 26, 2020
To help families celebrate Lent together, we offer an array of tools that promote action and reflection during a time when we are called upon to open our hearts. 
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February 26, 2020
Development and Peace calls on Canadians to protect Our Common Home
February 20, 2020
On the World Day of Social Justice, Development and Peace staff and members share their reflections on the significance of the term.
February 12, 2020
The latest apostolic exhortation calls for the creation of a more socially, economically and ecologically just world.
February 2, 2020
International Development Week is an opportunity for Development and Peace to highlight the importance of Canadian solidarity in the world, to highlight our programs and partners and to celebrate the...
January 31, 2020
Through our campaign, For our Common Home: A future for the Amazon, a future for all, we have been raising awareness of the struggle of two...
January 24, 2020
Development and Peace and its partners successfully advocated for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes to visit affected communities.
January 24, 2020
The UN court’s ruling on the case brought by the Gambia establishes an important precedent while protecting a persecuted people.
January 22, 2020
The Development and Peace approach, based on trust, dignity of the person and mutual respect with its local partners, differs from that of many large organizations. We rely on local partners and work...
January 10, 2020
On January 12th, 2010, Haiti was truck by a deadly earthquake that caused grave losses. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives, and as many...