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Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.
Arrival at Kahnawake on Aug. 15. Photo courtesy of Dominik Haake.
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For Canada’s 150th anniversary, which has been met with frustration by indigenous people, the Jesuits had another dialogue in mind.
Small family farmers on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia improved their carrot crop yields and are moving towards organic farming thanks to support from Development and Peace. Photo credit: Kelly Di Domenico/Development and Peace-Caritas Canada
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Canada's Development and Peace has launched impressive public education projects and worked on advocacy campaigns and thousands of economic and community development projects on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Protesters in El Salvador, demonstrate against mining exploitation March 9. El Salvador passed a law March 29 banning metal mining nationwide, after a long dispute between the government and a Canadian company involved in gold mining. (CNS photo/Oscar Rivera, EPA)
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The bishops are condemning the exploitation of land and indigenous peoples by Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America and other regions.
A family from Haiti approach a tent in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, stationed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as they haul their luggage down Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Refugees who initially fled from places in Africa were treated for frostbite after crossing the northern border on foot.
A tepee rises in protest outside Ottawa's Parliament. Photo by Ashley Courchene.
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For indigenous people, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation is an opportunity for resistance.
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, 30, is seen at a home in Mississauga, Ont., on July 6. (Colin Perkel/The Canadian Press via AP)
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In 2003, the U.S. Army’s Guantanamo Bay facility received a 16-year-old boy, Omar Khadr. Omar would become Gitmo’s youngest prisoner. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he had been captured by U.S. special forces in 2002; U.S. military believe he was responsible for the death of a U.S. service member during a brutal, four-hour firefight. Mr. Khadr said in an affidavit that he has no memories of that battle or of throwing the grenade that killed Sgt. Christopher Speer in Afghanistan.

A man sits on a snowy street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In January, the city of Toronto began collecting data for the first time on deaths among its homeless population. (Photo via iStock)
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Every month a group gathers at Holy Trinity Church to hold a vigil for those who have died homeless in Toronto.
Pax Christi Toronto members gather in 2015 at the "Soldiers' Tower on campus at the University of Toronto, during its annual Peace Walk to mark The International Day of Peace. (Photo courtesy of Pamela Carriere)
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In neighboring Canada, a dedicated network of Catholic peacemakers has been hard at work building a movement for nonviolence.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada greets a woman upon the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in Ottawa in 2015. (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)
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Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.
Residents of an “Indian school,” Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908.
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Because of their sponsorship of “Indian schools,” Christians have a unique role to play in healing the wounds of the past.