“A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table.” – Pope Francis
Once again, it’s Lent! Each year during Lent, Canadian Catholics are invited to stand in solidarity with communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East who are struggling for dignity and justice.
During this sacred time of year, Development and Peace – Caritas Canada invites you to take part in our new Share Lent campaign Together for Peace. This campaign calls on us to reflect on the profound meaning of peace by discovering the importance of dialogue as a means for reconciliation and for the construction of peace. Together, let us continue to believe that peace, human dignity and justice can triumph.
By opening our hearts during the Lenten season, we can contribute to building a world rooted in justice, equality, compassion and love. By sharing with the world’s poorest people, we are walking the path that Jesus walked.
The annual Share Lent collection for Development and Peace will be on Sunday, March 18, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Your generous solidarity is vital to the mission of Development and Peace and its ability to help, respect, and promote the poor.
You can contribute to the special SHARE LENT collection or donate at any time by clicking here.
You are also invited to join Catholics across Canada and the world in fasting on Good Friday, prayer and sharing of our wealth to end poverty and hunger in the Global South. For more information, please visit Development & Peace.