Blog | Development and Peace


Celebrating a centenarian’s service

July 5, 2021
Richard Rudashama, animator, Western Quebec

A Quebec parish paid homage to a beloved priest whose 100 years belie his youthful zeal for the Development and Peace cause.

Reflections on the ongoing protests in Colombia

May 26, 2021
Alexi Utrera, Development and Peace member and freelance journalist

A Development and Peace youth member shares her thoughts on the anguish, activism and aspirations of the people of her homeland.

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THINKfast 2021: faith, fasting and fun

April 1, 2021
Selina Hunt, Youth Programs Officer

Over 500 students, educators and members participated in our 2nd National Online THINKfast, raising over $16,000 to support our partners’ work in the Global South.

Weekly reflection for March 21, Solidarity Sunday (fifth Sunday of Lent): Advocacy, a need of justice

March 21, 2021
Sister Mariángel Marco Teja, Congregation of the Ursulines of Jesus

The incarnation and life of Jesus show us that knowledge of God passes through the practice of justice.

Weekly reflection for March 14, fourth Sunday of Lent: How do we choose to love?

March 14, 2021
Genevieve Gallant, director, public engagement

During Lent, we ask our friends and family, our fellow parishioners and our non-Catholic neighbors to donate. We do this because this is how we love the world….

Lenten weekly reflection for March 7, third Sunday of Lent: Can we cleanse the Temple once again?

March 7, 2021
Andrea Dsouza, youth member of Development and Peace

Even as we grieve, we, the young people of the world, are calling for systems to change. We are learning to centre the voices of those most affected by climate change….

Weekly reflection for February 28, second Sunday of Lent: Long-term community development

February 28, 2021
Jeremy Laurie, animator for British Columbia and the Yukon

Today’s Gospel reading can serve as a reminder that even Jesus himself, whose transfiguration left Peter, James and John stunned, chose a long-term approach to his mission.

Weekly reflection for February 21, first Sunday of Lent: A time in the wilderness, reflecting on the kingdom of God

February 21, 2021
The Most. Rev. Peter Hundt, Archbishop of St. John's, N.L.; member, Development and Peace National Council

Lent is a wonderful opportunity… to reflect on how our baptism unites us as members of God’s family and invites us to share love….

Lenten reflection for Ash Wednesday: Almsgiving, prayer and fasting as God loves them

February 17, 2021
Boris Polanski, member, Development and Peace National Council

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the Lenten season, the 47-day period leading up to the commemoration of Christ’s crucifixion the celebration of His resurrection.

A successful and delicious fundraiser!

January 6, 2021
Stéfany Dupont, Animator for the Greater Montreal region

Development and Peace membres in Montreal carried out a cheese sale project this fall, in collaboration with the Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac.