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Long live Development and Peace!

August 18, 2016
Suzanne Slobodian, Jubilee Campaign Coordinating Officer
50th anniversary of Development and Peace

It is with these words that Jean-Denis Lampron, President of the National Council of Development and Peace, kicked off the activities of the 50th anniversary of Development and Peace last Saturday night, August 13th.

Caring for our common home requires a radical transformation

June 15, 2016
Elana Wright

Development and Peace to present a panel on Laudato Si and its call for ecological conversion.

A Festive 2015 Orientation Assembly!

July 14, 2015
Khoudia Ndiaye, communications officer

Development and Peace organized its last Orientation Assembly in Otterburne, Manitoba, from June 11 to 14. In total, nearly 200 people, including delegates from every province in the country, partners from the North and South, young people, members of the National Council, employees, and volunteers gathered to reflect upon and discuss the organization’s broad guidelines for the years to come.

Inspiration from Montreal to Rome

July 13, 2015
Josianne Gauthier, Director of In-Canada Programs at Development and Peace

I have just come back from the gathering organized jointly by CIDSE, a coalition of Catholic agencies, to which Development and Peace belongs, and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, in Rome, to celebrate the launch of the new Encyclical “Laudato Si” (Be Praised) and to share our first impressions, emotions, and plans to ensure the greatest possible dissemination and implementation of this document, which many have described as revolutionary.

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Romero, a model of how to work with the poor

May 29, 2015
Myriam Antaki, webmestre
During my short visit to El Salvador for the beatification of Oscar Romero, one of the things that left the deepest impression on me was meeting people who had known Romero personally, or whose work had been affected by him. Unsurprisingly, several of these people work for Caritas El Salvador.
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Blessed Oscar Romero

May 25, 2015
Myriam Antaki, Webmaster
Events for the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero began Friday evening with a procession of light. Unfortunately, that turned into a procession of umbrellas as it’s the rainy season in El Salvador. But the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those in attendance.
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San Salvador on eve of Romero beatification

May 22, 2015
Myriam Antaki, Webmaster

Oscar Romero was killed for denouncing violence and defending the poor. Archbishop of San Salvador from 1977 to 1980, he was murdered while celebrating Mass. In the decade that followed his death, more than 60,000 Salvadorans died in the civil war.

Romero is already considered a saint by Salvadorans. On Saturday 23 May however, he will take the next step on the path to official sainthood during a beatification ceremony celebrated by Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in the capital San Salvador.

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A youth internship with Development and Peace - a unique opportunity!

May 15, 2015
Brigitte Dorge, Regional Youth Intern from the Archdiocese of Winnipeg

This winter, I began an internship with Development and Peace.

What an exciting opportunity it has been for me to apply my studies outside of the classroom! Even more exciting, is that through this internship, I am able to work towards building a world of justice, which is one my passions!

Artisans of Peace

June 6, 2014
Khoudia Ndiaye, agente de communications

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres have accepted an invitation by Pope Francis to pray for peace in the Holy Land at the Vatican this Pentecost Sunday.

During his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Pope said, “All of us want peace. Many people build it day by day through small gestures and acts; many of them are suffering, yet patiently persevere in their efforts to be peacemakers.”

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The Pope visits Development and Peace partners while in the Holy Land

May 27, 2014
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

Pope Francis is currently on a pilgrimage in the Holy Land and has brought with him a message of peace. While travelling towards Jerusalem, he passed through Jordan, Palestine and Israel, and took the opportunity to highlight the work of the local Caritas offices in the region, which are helping victims of the conflict in the Middle East, mainly refugees.

On the first leg of his trip in Jordan, the Pope told dignitaries at the Royal Palace about the work of Caritas Jordan and how it is helping Syrian refugees who have been driven from their homes.

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