Share Lent’s Solidarity Sunday this weekend
Haven’t had a chance to make your donation to our Share Lent campaign yet? On April 2, Solidarity Sunday, we will be passing a collection in participating churches. Your support is integral to our mission of working in solidarity with communities in the Global South to create a sustainable and peaceful future for everyone. Thank you!
Read about real Women at the Heart of Change in our new thematic analysis.
Humanitarian Crisis in Africa — Give now
Development and Peace is profoundly concerned about the famine in South Sudan, and the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria, as well as troubling situations in certain neighbouring countries such as Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and Niger. To respond to the humanitarian crisis threatening the lives of tens of millions of people, we are immediately releasing the sum of $250,000 to support our partners working with populations threatened by famine. Read more.
Support for the Middle East
Development and Peace will receive $28.5 million from the Government of Canada to deliver emergency services and life-sustaining support to over 200,000 people in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Read more.
- As the Syrian crisis sadly marked is sixth anniversary on March 15, Development and Peace recognized the essential role that its partners and humanitarian aid workers play in reducing suffering. Read more.
- Our Solidarity visitor Rand Sukhaita, director of the Darna Centres gave interviews while in Montreal early march. Read her inspiring story in La Presse and Le Devoir
50th Activities Celebrate & Inspire
On March 26, the 50th anniversary of what has often been referred to as Development and Peace’s founding document, the Populorum Progressio, Development and Peace launched the first of its 50th anniversary video series chronicling our organization’s journey. As well, a 50th anniversary public forum took place in Montreal on March 17. Everything is connected: together we can save our common home welcomed partners from here in Canada, and from around the world, to share their experiences working for social and environmental justice. We are pleased to also share their stories with you via podcast.
In the News
We invite you to enjoy some great news coverage we had this month. Please like and share!
- Annette Donovan Panchaud, member of the National Council of Development and Peace, Anniversary Quilt (available only in English) link to follow
- Jean-Denis Lampron, President of the National Council of Development and Peace, Forum (Luz) (available only in French) link to follow
International Photo Competition on Sustainable Lifestyles
Passionate about photography as well as environmental and social change? CIDSE has launched an international photo competition on sustainable food and energy initiatives.
The deadline is April 23, 2017!