Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is engaging a new generation of young people in Catholic Social Teachings by delving deeply into the causes of poverty and injustice and mobilizing students towards actions for change.
Adaptable for grades 8-12, these lessons are designed to move students into deeper analysis and understanding of the ecological crisis in the Amazon biome (linking the cry of the earth with the cry of the poor), and to equip them with the critical and creative thinking process needed for engaging confidently and courageously as responsible citizens with a Catholic lens.
Module One, with its focus on worldview, the application of Catholic Social Teaching, and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, provides the cornerstones for the structured learning in Module Two.
Module Two brings to life the Development and Peace Share Lent campaign – For our Common Home: A Future of the Amazon is a Future for All.
This Module is conceived as applied citizenship through a Catholic Lens, with the intent of building and strengthening Essential Citizenship Competencies (Concentus Citizenship Foundation) within the campaign focus.