CCCB Standing Committee on CCODP and CCODP Liaison Committee: Joint meeting of November 22, 2012Tuesday, December 04 2012
The Liaison Committee of the National Council of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) and the Standing Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) held their latest joint meeting on November 22, 2012, at the
Both Committees are fully informed of the current questions, concerns and disappointments being expressed about the delay and modification of the Development and Peace 2012 Fall Action campaign, and its impact on the life of the Development and Peace movement. The two Committees agree that the longstanding inter-relationship of the CCCB and CCODP is mutually important. They acknowledge the democratic nature of Development and Peace as a lay movement desiring to work in communion with the Bishops and in solidarity with the poor of the Global South. The two Committees continue to work collectively to identify constructive ways to mitigate similar difficulties in the future. They are deeply confident that a positive way forward is already being worked out, and that this present experience will assist both the CCCB and CCODP in establishing clear procedures to be followed in the future. The two Committees remain confident that the Conference of Bishops as well as Development and Peace are committed to mutual collaboration in teaching and implementing the Church’s social doctrine.
During the joint meeting, the CCCB Standing Committee noted the generous response by Development and Peace and the dioceses of
The two Committees expressed support for the revision of two Development and Peace policy documents scheduled to be approved by its National Council in early 2013.
i. The first of these is an outline of ethical criteria to guide Development and Peace in working with its partners.
ii. The second document is a “3D approach to partnership,” based on Dialogue, Discernment and Decision-making. This is an outline of the process that Development and Peace wishes to make as its standard operating procedure in its collaboration with partners, individual dioceses and the CCCB itself, especially with Bishops and development partners when dealing with the complex and conflicting issues that are often part of international development work.
The Development and Peace Liaison Committee took the opportunity to acknowledge its appreciation for the support given to 2012 Share Lent campaign by Archbishop
The members of the CCODP Liaison Committee are Mr. Ronald Breau,
The members of the CCCB Standing Committee are the Most Reverend
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