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Latin American bishops make urgent call for an ecological conversion in new pastoral exhortation

ecological conversion in new pastoral exhortation

The Bishops’ conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) has released a pastoral exhortation entitled "Missionary Disciples Custodians of...


Development and Peace’s partner PAX shares in Nobel Peace Prize as a leading member of ICAN

ICAN ban nuclear weapons 2017

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for the crucial role the coalition played in the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the...


Development and Peace pays tribute to one of Canada’s leading advocates for social justice

William F. Ryan, was a Jesuit priest

William F. Ryan, was a Jesuit priest, a Harvard-trained economist and one of the leading influences on the post-Vatican II church in Canada. He was founding director of several important church-based organizations...


New coalition to strengthen relations with Indigenous peoples

New coalition to strengthen relations with Indigenous peoples
Development and Peace—Caritas is proud to become part of a new coalition, composed of six catholic organizations, whose goal is to foster relations with Indigenous Peoples.

Toward the Future, United in Faith and Trust

It is with deep gratitude that the members of the National Council of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace receive the pastoral letter...


In Honduras, the CEHPRODEC calls for solidarity with the threatened Lenca people of Marcala

February 11, 2016
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer

Two months after the COP 21 climate talks in Paris, where countries agreed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in the German city of Bonn, the G8 nations are pressed to increase their contributions to the Green Climate Fund in order to finance mitigation and adaptation projects in the particularly vulnerable nations of the Global South.


Promoting the economic independence of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 8, 2016
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communication Officer

The exclusion of women has a very real cost. Even so they are the people who suffer most from poverty in today’s world. They endure many injustices and their voices are too rarely heard. In Africa, women are the backbone of societies and represent the strength of the continent. 

Make a difference on climate change: send a message to our partner Labor in Peru!

November 9, 2015
Khoudia Ndiaye, Communications Officer

The organization LABOR, which is one of our partners in Peru, focuses on initiatives related to gender, family, ecology and culture, as well as on ensuring that the activities of mining companies respect the rights of communities. For nearly 35 years, LABOR has actively contributed to improving the living conditions of the residents of Cerro de Pasco, a high-altitude mining commmunity.

The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras receives the US Food Sovereignty Prize

October 26, 2015
Khoudia Ndiaye, communications officer
The 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded to the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH), a federation of organizations dedicated to defending the political, cultural and territorial rights of the Garifuna people. The Garifuna are among the poorest farmers and fisherfolk in Honduras and they are constant victims of discrimination, marginalization and racism. In spite of efforts to defend their land, water, agriculture and way of life, the Garifuna are regularly expelled from their territory by investors, most notably foreign investors. Their members are also victims of assassinations, death threats and intimidation.

October 16: World Food Day

October 16, 2015
Geneviève Talbot, Research and Advocacy officer
[...] there is a great variety of small-scale food production systems which feed the greater part of the world’s peoples, using a modest amount of land and producing less waste, be it in small agricultural parcels, in orchards and gardens, hunting and wild harvesting or local fishing.