Welcome to Update - July 2021
Working towards a truly just,
healthy and peaceful world.
  • Give light, give solar and matching fund update
  • Rebuilding livelihoods in Yei, South Sudan with CFGB
  • Reconciliation workshop now available in online version
Voices of Hope can be shared in your parish as a half-page bulletin insert, read as an announcement, or included in an e-blast. This month we share the story of Dr. Vivian Ayoungman, a residential school survivor from Siksika Nation in Alberta who works with PWRDF partner FNAHEC.

Light for Every Birth matching fund at nearly 45%
In June, an anonymous donor offered to match all donations, up to $100,o00, to our program installing solar suitcases in 50 rural health clinics in Mozambique. As of July 28, our generous supporters have donated almost $45,000. The match ends September 28.
View this video update of our project in Yei, South Sudan.
Supporting South Sudanese refugees returning home
PWRDF is partnering with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and FinnChurchAid to deliver the Humanitarian, Early Recovery, and Development (HERD) program in South Sudan. HERD helps people experiencing long-term hunger who have been disproportionately impacted by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mapping the Ground
We Zoom On
Mapping the Ground We Stand On is a physical, interactive workshop that aims to understand the impact of colonialism on Indigenous populations by inviting participants to “walk on” to a map of Canada, both literally and figuratively.
PWRDF Job Opportunity:
Planned Giving and Donor Relations Officer
PWRDF is recruiting for a contract position for Planned Giving and Donor Relations to begin in the fall of 2021, based in the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the Yukon.

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.
August 5, 1 p.m. ET 
All are welcome to join our online parish. Hundreds have prayed with us from across Canada. Sean McConnell, Senior Director, Engagement, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) joins us as our guest reflector before our summer break. We will return September 9 – details to follow in our August e-blast.
August 25, September 8
Primate Linda Hymn Sing on Facebook Live!
For the second year in a row, our Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, is supporting PWRDF’s Ride for Refuge by hosting a Hymn Sing on Facebook Live. View her Facebook page for details.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Primate’s World Relief and
Development Fund / Le fonds du Primat pour le secours et le développement mondial will be held by Zoom on Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. ET to consider the audited financial statements and auditor’s report, elect directors and reappoint the incumbent public accountant. Please check the PWRDF website for further details.
Basil Pogue, Secretary
For further information, please email pwrdf@pwrdf.org
PWRDF coming to a church near you – virtually
During the pandemic, 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.
As part of our three-year education focus Creation Care: Climate Action, PWRDF is pleased to offer this worship resource created by the Very Reverend Ken Gray. Designed to be used during the Season of Creation (September 1 to October 4), or anytime that suits your congregation, the liturgy can be used for in-person or online worship.
a just generation podcast
a just generation is a series of short conversations with allies, educators and folks working to bring about equity and justice. Join us in August for Episode 5, An introduction to PWRDF’s Youth Council and the Social Justice inFocus resource.
Dig in to our Education Focus
The first module of PWRDF’s Climate Action Education Focus for Year One is now available.
Climate Action resources available
for order
PWRDF’s 2021 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, empower women, health, Indigenous communities, emergency response, refugees and displaced people and engaging youth.
The World of Gifts is open
all year
You can give to PWRDF’s World of Gifts all year long and fund items our partners need to run their programs. Visit World of Gifts online to make your gift 24/7, or download the PDF to browse and order by mail or telephone 1 (877) 936-9199 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET)
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