One Human Family, Food for All
Wednesday, March 5th
Diocese of Hamilton
700 King St., Hamilton
MONTREAL, March 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE will be officially launching its annual Share Lent campaign this year with the participation of special guests Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton and Fr. Hagos Hayish, Secretary General of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat.
The launch will take place on Ash Wednesday, March 5th, and will be the first in a series of events and activities taking place across Canada during the period of Lent to raise funds in support of Development and Peace's sustainable development and humanitarian aid programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
This year's campaign is raising awareness of the injustice of world hunger. Under the slogan, One Human Family, Food for All, the campaign is calling on Canadians to fight against hunger and show their solidarity with the nearly one billion people in the world who do not have enough to eat.
Fr. Hagos has been invited to speak about the ongoing struggles of communities in Ethiopia to have enough to eat, particularly since a critical food crisis in 2011. The Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat with support from Development and Peace is working with some of the poorest communities to help them cope and develop agricultural techniques that can make them more resilient to drought.
The launch will feature short presentations about the campaign and the work of Development and Peace, followed by a light lunch and a screening of the new documentary On the Road to Food Sovereignty about grassroots initiatives in Haiti to end hunger.
SOURCE: DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
For further information:
Kelly Di Domenico
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