Welcome to Update - August 2022
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Working towards a truly just,
healthy and peaceful world.
  • Dairy farmers in Kenya make smart move
  • PWRDF Wild Ride update
  • ‘We can’t let their light out:’ Rev. Martha Tatarnic reflects
  • World Food Day resources
Voices of Hope can be shared in your parish as a bulletin insert, read as an announcement, or included in an e-blast. This month read about PWRDF's support for Muso Health in Mali as it rolls out COVID vaccines.
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Dairy farmers
in Kenya make smart move
PWRDF received special thanks from partner ECLOF Kenya when they launched an innovative dairy value-chain financing project to enhance the capabilities of smallholder farmers. See what dairy farmers participating in the projects had to say about working with ECLOF.
PWRDF Wild Ride supports refugees and IDPs
PWRDF supporters are coming out in full force to support this year's Wild Ride, benefitting PWRDF's partners who work with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Do you have a passion for cycling? Baking? Hiking? Reading? No matter what your favourite activity, you’re invited to join the Wild Ride and put your stamp on it with your creative participation.
At St. Paul's Anglican Church in Thunder Bay, Ont,. Parish Representative Jasmine Sandham organized a jigsaw puzzle-a-thon and raised more than $1,000.
PWRDF's Parish Representative for the Yukon, Betty Davidson, is crocheting 10 baby blankets and hopes to top last year's total of $2,835.
And Primate Linda Nicholls is reprising her popular Hymn Sing on Facebook Live September 22 and 24, 7 p.m. ET. Request your favourite hymn when you make your donation. Watch the video for details!
‘We can’t let their light go out’

In June, members of PWRDF's Indigenous Program Advisory Committee (IPAC) met with staff and board members at Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario. The Rev. Canon Martha Tatarnic, a board member and priest in the Dioese of Niagara, wrote this reflection on time spent in the meetings.
Clockwise from front centre: Martha Tatarnic, Janice Biehn, Charles Maier, Freda Lepine, Celine Vukson, Dorothy Russell-Patterson, Will Postma, Patricia Maruschak, José Zárate, Valerie Maier, Ellen Cook and Rev. Manasee Ulayuk
The worst hunger crisis in decades
The world’s most vulnerable are facing hunger on an unprecedented scale. The COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, conflict, and the war in Ukraine have heightened food insecurity and fear among millions who are struggling to survive. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank has produced a rich worship resource for use on and around World Food Day, October 16.
PWRDF wants to hear from you!
Please share your fundraising success stories to inspire others and to spread the word about the good work you have done! Email Christine Hills and tell us about it. Many thanks to all of our donors.
PWRDF coming to a church near you – virtually
PWRDF has joined scores of virtual worship services at parishes across the country. Staff can deliver a prerecorded sermon, or join live worship on Zoom or other platforms. To learn more or to book a virtual guest speaker, contact Public Engagement Officer Christine Hills.
Praying with PWRDF
Our bi-weekly Zoom worship takes a summer pause. Watch the August e-blast for September dates and guest reflectors.
Book your Mapping Exercise

PWRDF's Mapping the Ground We Stand On is now available as an online or an in-person program. Click here to learn more, or to book your workshop, email Christine Hills.
Education Focus Year One Learning Module #5
Naba Gurung, centre, PWRDF's Humanitarian Response Coordinator, reflects on the impact of climate related disasters on food security.
What does it mean to wait and to prepare for the coming growing season? What does it mean to wait and prepare as climate change wreaks havoc on seasons and life cycles? What does it mean to wait and prepare for the next climate change-induced disaster? And where do we find hope as we wait and prepare?  This Learning Module invites you to explore the theme of “waiting and preparing.”
Climate Action
for order
PWRDF’s resources focus on UN Sustainable Development Goal #13, Climate Action. Our series of bulletin inserts highlight how PWRDF partners are taking climate action to improve food security and health, to empower women and Indigenous communities, to respond to emergencies, to accompany refugees and displaced people and to engage youth. 

PWRDF has recently mailed and emailed order forms for these and other resources to parishes. Check your mailbox and order soon!
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