December 15, 2022
Under the pall of war, environmental crises and political repression, too many families will not be able to celebrate Christmas this year. They include families like that of Viktoria, a young mother of two who was forced to flee her village without her husband when Russia invaded Ukraine.
This Christmas, offer the light of Christ with a generous gift and bring hope to families in need.
In the leadup to Christmas, we would like to offer you a little gift. Download, colour and hang this Christmas tree ornament to brighten your celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ who, for over 2,000 years, has shone His light of hope upon the whole world.
Thank you for your prayers and generosity. They help build a world of compassion, justice and lasting peace.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
November 14, 2022
Over one third of Ukraine’s electric power plants have been destroyed in the past month by Russian air strikes. As a result, around 4.5 million Ukrainians have been left without power. Development and Peace — Caritas Canada is supporting this pastoral letter, in which the Ukrainian Catholic Bishops of Canada are appealing to Canadians’ renewed generosity so that the people of Ukraine have basic necessities such as heat for their homes this winter. Please share this message widely and encourage the people in your dioceses and networks to make a donation.
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Development and Peace’s 2022 fall campaign is focused on advocating for strong legislation requiring due diligence by Canadian companies operating abroad. Read more here.
Did you know Development and Peace is celebrating its 55th anniversary? To mark the occasion, here are two new beautiful videos:
Wishes for Development and Peace’s 55th anniversary
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Wishing you many blessings,
September 26, 2022
Since Ukraine is the topic of the week at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, Development and Peace — Caritas Canada, the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, would like to seize this opportunity to draw your attention to our efforts to help the victims of the war since last February:
In addition, over 200 non-governmental organizations called on world leaders meeting in New York this week to take decisive action to end the global hunger crisis. We are therefore also sharing our activities this summer to help our brothers and sisters in sub-Saharan Africa:
Regarding our current campaign on due diligence for Canadian companies operating abroad, please see this article on a persecuted journalist in Honduras, as well as our Events page.
Last but not least, we would like to thank you for your support for our appeal for donations in response to the unprecedented flooding in Pakistan. The mentions of our appeal last week in your communications have greatly helped the Pakistani people. Thank you!
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Wishing you many blessings,