With Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
Dear PWRDF supporter,

This Advent, as part of PWRDF's Education Focus on Creation care: climate action, we invite you to deepen your understanding of Women and Climate Change. We are delighted to introduce our new resource, The Birth of Hope, written by renowned biblical scholar
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat.
View the launch webinar.
Whenever a baby is born, hope is renewed – hope for this new life, hope for the mother who birthed this new life, hope for the future and for the world.
As we enter the season when we live and wait, in hope, for the birth of one woman’s child, you are invited to travel from the birthing of creational hope to the time of climate grief experienced by the women of the flood, to the embodied hope of women climate refugees, and finally to creational hope as it is lived out by women. Along the way, Dr. Keesmaat connects the women of the biblical texts to our own hopes and griefs in this time of climate crisis.

Each day you will receive a short scripture reading, a reflection, a prayer and a PWRDF story. New this year, our resource includes questions written by Dr. Keesmaat for a weekly Bible Study.

Subscribe below to receive the resource daily starting November 27, or visit pwrdf.org/advent2022 to download the entire PDF.
About the author
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat is the co-chair of the Bishop's Committee on Creation Care for the Diocese of Toronto. She teaches on-line at Bible Remixed and part-time at Trinity College, Toronto School of Theology. Sylvia is the co-author, with Brian Walsh, of Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice. She speaks frequently on topics related to the Bible and economic justice, climate catastrophe, gender justice, and Indigenous justice. Dr. Keesmaat lives at Russet House Farm, an off-grid permaculture farm in the Kawartha Lakes on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg, with her husband, Brian Walsh, and a fluctuating number of people and animals.