Solidarity Calendar – Share Lent 2021 | Development and Peace

Solidarity Calendar – Share Lent 2021

This year, join us for an interactive journey through the season of Lent with our solidarity calendar. Each week, we’ll explore a different facet of Development and Peace through activities that include moments of prayer, action and fundraising. We’ll also host several virtual events, where you’ll get to meet some of our partners, members and staff. To receive weekly updates about upcoming events and campaign activities, subscribe to our newsletter.

We can’t wait to bring the Share Love, Share Lent campaign to you!

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  • Sunday, March 28, 2021

    Today, try talking about Development and Peace to someone who has never heard of us. Explain why you believe in the work of Development and Peace. The more people learn about our work, the more our support grows!

  • Saturday, March 27, 2021

    Online activity - Meet our members!

     Advocacy for global justice is something that the members of Development and Peace see as integral to their faith commitment. As humanity faces an unprecedented ecological crisis in the decade ahead, advocacy that cares for our common home is vital. Join deputy director of public engagement at Development and Peace Luke Stocking and senior policy analyst at Citizens for Public Justice Karri Munn-Venn for a conversation with our movement on the 4 policy pillars of For the Love of Creation. Long time Development and Peace member Kim Piché, involved in climate justice and the zero waste movement, will also participate.

    The session will last one hour and will be recorded.

    At 1:30pm EST. Click here to register!

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    Around the world, the Caritas confederation advocates and acts to change the structures, systems and policies that oppress communities. In this sense, Caritas members represent what Pope Francis has called “an invisible army… whose only weapons are solidarity, hope, and community spirit…”.

    Today, learn what “caritas” means and pray for the Caritas family and other sister organizations that contribute to making the world a better place.

  • Friday, March 26, 2021

    A story from Canada

    For Alexandra Cadar, being a Development and Peace youth member since 2012 has “opened up the door to multiple experiences of Christian and citizen life, including meeting MPs, participating in a beautiful solidarity trip to Zambia… and taking part in the World Social Forum.”

    She says that her role in the Development and Peace family represents her prayer for “collective action aimed at changing the structures that allow poverty, violence and injustice.”

    Alexandra represented our youth movement on Development and Peace’s national council for four years.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Prepare yourself for Holy Week by taking a look at the campaign-themed Way of the Cross on our resources page. It is available in text version and as a PowerPoint slideshow that you can follow along and read alone or with family or fellow parishioners.

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Have you read our weekly reflection yet? This week, Sister Mariángel Marco Teja, a nun from Spain who served in Ecuador and lives in Alberta, offers her thoughts on the week's theme of advocacy and how it relates to our faith.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    This week's theme is advocacy. This past Fall, our Recovering Together campaign invited you to talk to your MP about building back better after the pandemic, here in Canada and in the Global South.

    Don't know where to start? Check out the tips on page 4 of the Recovering Together backgrounder. Then, find your MP and get in touch with them. If you have an in-person or online meeting with your MP, do tell us about it using our online reporting form.

  • Monday, March 22, 2021

    World Water day

    Did you know?

    In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing “the right to safe and clean drinking water… as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” That year, Development and Peace launched a campaign to promote access to clean water for all. Thousands of Canadians took part and across Canada several municipal offices, schools and parishes agreed to become bottled-water-free zones to denounce the commodification of water.

    That’s when Emily Lukasik dressed up as a water bottle!