Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development of Peace was established by the Bishops of Canada in 1967 to foster justice and integral human development in the southern world. The Diocese of Calgary has strongly supported Development and Peace through the annual Share Lent Campaign for many years, and most recently through our annual Together in Action appeal.
Development and Peace fulfills its mandate in collaboration with more than one hundred partner agencies in the Southern World, contracting with them to carry out specific projects aimed at improving the lives of our sisters and brothers in many developing countries. Recently, serious and credible allegations have been made against a number of the southern partner agencies that they condone and even at times advocate policies and practices, which are not in compliance with Catholic teachings and, in particular, do not fully respect the sanctity of human life.
For this reason, the Diocese of Calgary will withhold the D&P portion of the 2018 Together in Action donations from Development and Peace. Read More