Welcome to Update - November 2021
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Working towards a truly just,
healthy and peaceful world.
  • Ride for Refuge surpasses fundraising goal
  • Make an investment with World of Gifts 2021
  • PWRDF named to Charity Intelligence Top 100 Charities
  • November online opportunities
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 the Thai-Burmese border.
Plant a seed for the future with
World of Gifts
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 or shop online to make your gifts 24/7.
Ride for Refuge shines brightly
This year’s Ride for Refuge did not disappoint, especially for new moms and babies in Mozambique. After having our best fundraising year ever in 2020, we decided to set our sights high with a goal of $40,000. Not only did we meet that goal, we exceeded it, to make the 2021 Ride PWRDF’s best year ever.
PWRDF makes Charity Intelligence Top 100 list

PWRDF is pleased to be named to the 2021 Charity Intelligence list. Charity Intelligence evaluates 800 charities on Results Reporting (35%), Financial Transparency (15%), Need for Funding (15%), Cents to the Cause (15%) and Social Impact Rating (20%). To view the entire list click here.
PWRDF Annual Report
now available

Check the November Anglican Journal for your copy of PWRDF’s 2021 Annual Report. Read about our partners and the impact of their work, volunteer support and our financial report.

You can also read it on Issuu (at left) or download the PDF here.
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.
November Praying with PWRDF
All are welcome to join our online parish. Hundreds have prayed with us from across Canada.
  • November 4 - The Right Rev. Te Kitohi Pikaahu, Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia 
  • November 18 - Dr. Andrea Mann, Director, Global Relations, Anglican Church of Canada
November Webinars
Tuesday, November 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Welcoming the StrangerProfiling PWRDF Refugee Support
According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are more refugees and displaced people than ever before. PWRDF has a long history of supporting refugees in Canada and around the world. This webinar will introduce you to some of this work including in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya and through the Canadian network of Anglican Sponsorship Agreement Holders. You will meet:
  • George Kimani of PWRDF partner National Council of Churches Kenya (NCCK)
  • Jane Townshend, Refugee Coordinator for the Diocese of Huron 
Tuesday, November 16, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Introducing Thread of Hope, the 2021 PWRDF Advent Resource
PWRDF is pleased to launch our 2021 Advent Resource, Thread of Hope, which will include daily reflections, prayers and stories of PWRDF’s partnerships. Please join us for a preview of this resource and learn how you might use it in your personal and parish Advent journey. Two of the contributors, Charlotte Lilley and the Rev. Martha Tatarnic, will share a sampling of their contributions to the Resource.
Please note, an email inviting you to subscribe to the daily Advent messages will be arriving in the coming weeks.
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 your 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
Education Focus Module 3!
The third module of PWRDF’s Climate Action Education Focus for Year One focusses on Thanksgiving. Go to Module 3
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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