Development and Peace

Development and Peace is the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. For over 40 years, Development and Peace has supported agricultural and educational programs as well as community action in developing countries. They have also advocated for peace and human rights.

Each year, Development and Peace runs a fund-raising campaign entitled Share Lent. The stated purpose of this campaign is threefold:

1. To educate Canadians about international development;

2. To raise funds;

3. To renew the spirit of Lent.

Share Lent 2014 is raising awareness about the injustice of world hunger. As the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, Development and Peace is participating in that group's global anti-hunger campaign. The theme for the Share Lent 2014 campaign is One Human Family, Food for All.

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To read the invitation by the CCCB President to participate in the 2014 Share Lent Collection go to