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Caritas Canada begins Together for Peace campaign

Caritas Canada has begun a new campaign called "Together for Peace," which seeks to raise awareness of and funds for the charitable organization's peace-building work. Timed to coincide with the Christian religious observance of Lent, the campaign focuses on local efforts to promote dialogue and an understanding of others as a means of fostering peace. It will consists of 40 days of educational activities nationally, featuring five experts who will discuss their work in vulnerable communities in Cambodia, Haiti, Lebanon, Nigeria and Peru. Caritas Canada is the international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada.

"This Lenten season, Development and Peace proposes that you partake in dialogue as a way to promote and share a culture of peace, tolerance, respect and dignity," said Serge Langlois, executive director of the organization. "Lent is an opportune time to show our interest in others through a concrete gesture, however small, of our participation in building a world of peace. We invite Canadians to be generous in supporting the urgent and necessary work that Development and Peace is doing to improve the lives of local communities in the Global South.

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