Development and Peace doing good
The Editor, Development and Peace, which was established in 1967, is the official international organization of the Catholic Church in Canada.
For over 50 years, D&P has supported 15,200 local initiatives in fields such as agriculture, education, women's equality, housing and cooperative movements and community action as well as the consolidation of peace and advocacy for human rights in 70 countries.
It supports partners working in order to improve living conditions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Peace cannot be seen simply as the absence of war. It must be built daily and it must strive towards a more perfect justice among human beings.
With the proper social and economic tools, people in the third world can lead better lives. D&P seeks ways to help people of all faiths in the third world break the cycle of poverty through community-based, sustainable development initiatives. The funds sent abroad support grassroots organizations run by people who know first hand the issue facing the developing world.
It also solicits donations from Canadians to provide emergency relief abroad for natural disasters, civil disturbances and other human tragedies. The work is supervised by a 21-member national council composed of volunteers. 79 per cent of your dollar goes to international programs, 11 per cent to Canadian programs, six per cent to governance and operations and four per cent to fixed costs and new initiatives. Please be generous in your special share Lent envelope in next Sunday's collection.