Welcome to Update - October 2021
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Working towards a truly just,
healthy and peaceful world.
  • Update on Lytton Fire
  • World of Gifts 2021 launches
  • Poultry feed production supports refugees and host community
  • Register for For the Love of Creation Symposium October 30
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 a report from Zimbabwe.
After the fire: Territory coping with Lytton recovery
When fire destroyed the village of Lytton and Lytton First Nations on June 30, 2021, the Territory of the People’s local priests, wardens and parishioners sprang into action helping neighbours. 
Plant a seed for the future with
World of Gifts
The 2021 World of Gifts guide arrived with your October Anglican Journal. (And it will come again in November and December too, don't worry if you missed it!)

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the World of Gifts, and another opportunity for you to support our partners in climate action, food security, emergency relief, clean water, gender empowerment and Indigenous programs. And yes, there are goats galore! You can order customizable In Your Honour cards with your gift, or ecards are available (for online orders only).

Download the World of Gifts guide or shop online to make your gifts 24/7.
Poultry feed production generates income for refugees and host community in Kenya
PWRDF has been supporting the work of the National Council of Churches of Kenya in Kakuma Refugee Camp for many years. This past year we have been pleased to allocate $48,000 to the Upscaling Community Support Systems for Women and Girls Empowerment project, open to people living both in the camp and the host community.
New board members elected
at PWRDF Annual General Meeting
On September 24, PWRDF said farewell and thank you to several board members, welcomed new volunteers to the board and named Sue Heenan from the Diocese of NS/PEI as an Honorary Associate to PWRDF. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance, was our keynote speaker. To view the AGM, click on the YouTube video at left.
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.

Visit pwrdf.org/webinars to stay up-to-date on future online events. And if you missed a webinar, visit YouTube.com/pwrdf to view.
Appearing in 2020 Annual Report of Village Health Works,
PWRDF partner in Burundi
October 3 Ride for Refuge
Have you donated to PWRDF's Ride for Refuge? It's not too late! This Saturday volunteers across Canada will be riding their bikes or walking in support of PWRDF's Light for Every Birth project. And many more have been engaged in other creative pursuits to support our partner in Mozambique, EHALE, bring solar power to 50 rural health clinics.

To support someone from the comfort of your home, you can make a donation to a team or an individual. Click on the button below!
October Praying with PWRDF
All are welcome to join our online parish. Hundreds have prayed with us from across Canada.
  • October 7, 2021: Henry Reinders, Ontario Regional Representative, Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • October 21, 2021: Bishop Sue Moxley, retired bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia/PEI
October 16 World Food Day

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) created World Food Day to commemorate its founding in Quebec City, October 16, 1945. Today, World Food Day events are organized in more than 150 countries around the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank worship resource for World Food Day, “Hope in Times of Trouble,” is free to download and use.
Student, $5 | Non-Student, $10
(Barrier-free option available.)
If you have any questions about this event, please email flc.pac@gmail.com.  
October 30 Fall Symposium

PWRDF has been an active member of the For the Love of Creation movement. This gathering will mark a key moment in the group’s journey, in Canada’s climate plan, and in global climate action in advance of COP 26 (November 2021). Participants will hear the collective theological reflections in the Letter of the Faithful, learn about how advocacy goals have evolved, and engage with faith leaders, theologians, climate organizers including: 
  • Sister Eva Solomon, csj
  • Councillor Christine Boyle, Vancouver
  • Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
  • Dr. David K. Goodin
  • Mueni Mutinda, Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • Jennifer Preston, Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) … and more!
You are welcome to promote this event in your church and community, share it on Facebook and invite anyone to attend.
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.
Spread the good news
These beautiful Christmas cards contain the message “Christmas Peace” in Oji-Cree, Inuktituk and the five languages of the Lambeth Conference of the worldwide Anglican Communion: English, French, Japanese, Spanish and Kiswahili. When you say Merry Christmas with a PWRDF card, you are supporting our partners.

Book our online
Mapping Exercise
PWRDF's Mapping the Ground We Stand On is now available as an online workshop. Click here to learn more, or to book your workshop, email Christine Hills.
a just generation podcast
a just generation is a series of conversations with allies, educators and folks working to bring about equity and justice. Join us in October for the next episode: Radio communication as a tool for social justice and climate change. Listen to the podcast
Dig in to our Education Focus
The second module of PWRDF’s Climate Action Education Focus for Year One focusses on the Season of Creation. Go to Module 2
Access our Celebrating Food & Faith Together worship resource here.
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.
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