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An open letter from Development and Peace

Development and Peace clarifies and reaffirms its mission, its fundamentally Catholic principles and its commitment to helping the world's most marginalized communities secure social justice.


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.

Development and Peace responds to media coverage

Following the article published on March 31, 2021 on the Radio-Canada website, we would like to rectify certain interpretations made by the journalist.


Solidarity Sunday mass: live from Pembroke, Ont.

Development and Peace is bringing you Solidarity Sunday mass on TV and online, so you do not have to leave the comfort of your armchair to spread solidarity.


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….

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops issues letter backing Share Lent campaign

Organization's president says support for the Share Love, Share Lent campaign is needed to ensure that the “Lenten journey allows for a positive impact on each person and each community.”


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.

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….