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, February 21, 2021

    Solidarity is one of the ten principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which guides the work of Development and Peace.

    According to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, “Solidarity is… an authentic moral virtue, not a ‘feeling of vague compassion…. On the contrary, it is a firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good. That is to say to the good of all and of each individual, because we are all really responsible for all’.”

    Take a moment to meditate on this definition. What does it mean for international solidarity? What does it say about how we should care for people, including our brothers and sisters in the Global South?

  • Saturday, February 20, 2021

    Meet our partners activity!

    Our first web event for Lent! To mark the World Day for Social Justice, participate in a conversation between the Most Rev. Pierre Goudreault, Bishop of Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Que. and member of our national council executive committee; Fr. John Patrick Ngoyi, director of the Commission of Justice, Development and Peace (JDPC), a long-time partner of Development and Peace in Nigeria; and Gabrielle Dupuis, a young-adult member of Development and Peace and anglophone diocesan council chair for Ottawa-Cornwall. Janelle Delorme, animator for Manitoba and Thunder Bay will anchor the webinar, which will start at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

    Register here to join the conversation and to learn how Development and Peace’s mission is directly inspired by Catholic Social Teaching.

    Missed it? Catch up by viewing the recording here:

  • Friday, February 19, 2021

    As part of your Lenten journey, why not set up your very own #SpreadingSolidarity web page? Create a peer-to-peer fundraising page to promote almsgiving for our sisters and brothers in the Global South throughout Lent. It’s a great option especially if you cannot attend mass and solicit fellow parishioners in person. No coding or design skills necessary. Our online platform makes it super simple. Use this short video to tell your friends and family about your new page!

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021

    The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has put half a billion people at risk of extreme poverty. In recovering from this crisis, we must aim to build fairer and more sustainable societies. This is why Development and Peace joined hundreds of Canadian organizations in endorsing the Six Principles for a Just Recovery. Discover the principles and learn how you can promote them!

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    We enter the Lenten season today, preparing ourselves for Easter through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Our Share Lent campaign, Share Love, Share Lent, is inspired by the pope's encyclical, Fratelli TuttiPrint the campaign poster and put it up in your home and/or church to show your support for Development and Peace's Share Lent campaign!