more than ever - DevP in the media

Cultivating a healthy, vibrant society

Orchards require not only weather’s compliance but also careful tending to yield optimum results. Caring stewardship was also on the minds of Development and Peace representatives from across British Columbia and the Yukon who gathered a week ago at Camp Winfield on Lake Okanagan.
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D&P still seeks to put the Gospel in action

The April 15 column by Brian Lilley celebrated the decision by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to reduce the traditional funding of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, funding that helps address hunger, poverty, violence and social injustice around the world. The decision will impact the struggle for development and justice of communities we support, leaving many unfinished projects in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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Canadian Catholic aid group faces drastic funding cut

Since the March announcement of a 65 percent cut in government funding for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, the nation’s Catholic overseas aid agency, online donations from Canadian Catholics have grown to “more than double” the usual rate, Development and Peace spokeswoman Kelly Di Domenico told NCR April 16.
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Politics overshadow D & P cuts

While the bishops are asking the government to explain a 68 per cent cut in CIDA funding to the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, development experts and opposition politicians are offering explanations the bishops are unlikely to hear from the government.
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Catholics can make the difference for Development & Peace

In recent weeks, we have learned about the 70 per cent cut by the federal government in Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funding for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) in the WCR and in other media.
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N'oubliez pas l'Afrique !

Trevor Cook travaille pour Développement et Paix, une ONG fondée par les évêques catholiques du Canada en 1967. Monsieur Cook est chargé de programme pour l’Afrique depuis presque 25 ans. Dire que l’Afrique lui tient à cœur n’arrive pas à traduire la passion qu’il met dans son travail. Nous l’avons rencontré l’hiver dernier à son retour du Nigéria où il venait de passer un mois. Depuis les élections de 1999, Développement et Paix considère le Nigéria comme un pays prioritaire, d’autant qu’il occupe une position stratégique et qu’il est le plus peuplé des pays africains.
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Let the people decide where gov't overseas dollars go

One reason Canadians took pride in their nation in recent decades was Canada's assistance to the poorest people in the world's poorest nations to improve their own living conditions. This commitment was expressed not only through the donations of tens of millions of dollars by individuals, but also by our governments' matching of the donations that individuals made to non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
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L'ACDI coupe 30 M$ à Développement et Paix

La Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada (CECC) déplore fortement la décision de l'Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI) qui vient de diminuer de manière significative le financement accordé à l'organisation catholique canadienne Développement et Paix.
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Moving from aid to trade?

The word ‘justice' does not mean ‘just us. KAIROS, an inter-church development group, the Mennonite Central Committee, and now Development and Peace (CCODP) have been attacked by the Harper government for taking seriously Jesus' teachings about bringing good news to the poor.
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Reflections: NGOs pursue peace

Non-governmental organizations (NGO) play a vital role in promoting justice and in building peace. The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, an NGO that I am familiar with, recently learned that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has drastically reduced its funding.
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