Category: Peace and reconciliation

2024 Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage Ottawa

Gaza Pilgrimage: a day of mourning and hope

In a moving display of solidarity, some 200 Christians from various Canadian churches gathered in prayer and reflection in Ottawa for the culmination of the Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage movement.

Sudan : food distribution

Sudan crisis: joint statement calls for more funding and access

With displacement, disease and hunger now widespread in Sudan after a year of war, civil society organizations, including Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada, have issued a joint statement calling for increased funding, humanitarian access and efforts for peace.

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Christians in Gaza: choosing life amidst chaos

Gaza’s only Catholic church has become a refuge for a dwindling but defiant community that is hanging on to peace and hope even as Israeli bombs and shells are raining death and destruction all around it.

An inspiring solidarity visit

Raquel Soto, our first Share Lent solidarity visitor in five years, came from Colombia to share her message of hope and inspire us with her peasant woman’s quest for defending her territory poetically through filmmaking. Here’s a look at the Quebec leg of her visit.

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A day of fraternity, a time for change

On this International Day of Human Fraternity, let us heed Pope Francis’s call to “promote a culture of peace” and work to ensure that no one can treat another’s territory like “a mine to be stripped or a terrain to be plundered.”

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