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2018 PWS&D Sunday Sermon

by Karen Bokma

“He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make […]

Smiling Again: Pursottam’s Story

by Anna Muir

As a bus driver, Pursottam spent his days on the road, driving hours back and forth between the Nepali districts of Surkhet and Dailekh. The days were long, but Pursottam was thankful for a way to earn money and provide for his wife and two children. One day at work, Pursottam felt a strange pain […]

Event News: Guy Smagghe in British Columbia (November 26-28)

by Karen Bokma

Guy Smagghe, PWS&D’s director, will be visiting the Lower Mainland of British Columbia to provide updates on the development and relief work you make possible through PWS&D. Please join Guy to find out how you are making a difference for families and communities around the world as they overcome poverty, recover from emergencies and build […]

Give Life-Saving Support to Rohingya Refugees This Giving Tuesday – November 28, 2017

by Anna Muir

Over 600,000 Rohingya have been pushed out of their homes in Myanmar and into overcrowded refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Tired and malnourished, Rohingya refugees continue to struggle with little access to food and medical care and face growing water, sanitation and hygiene challenges. Thousands of new arrivals are flooding into the camps, making the […]

World AIDS Day 2017: My Health, My Right

by Anna Muir

Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 18.2 million people receiving HIV treatment. More than two million additional people are beginning treatment each year (Source: UNAIDS). But prejudice, discrimination and poverty continue to exclude many people around the world from this progress. Youth who can’t afford […]

The Rohingya Crisis: Stories of Courage

by Anna Muir

Since the outbreak of a military offensive against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Safiri has been living a nightmare. As a Rohingya woman, she’d suddenly become the target for indiscriminate, harrowing violence—civilian killings and the obliteration of villages—in her own home country. Safiri’s own village had been burned to the ground and her […]

Learning, Sharing and Rising Above Hunger in Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In Badin, Pakistan, where recent weather events have devastated crops, washed away seed stores and eroded healthy soil, many small-scale farmers and their families remain trapped in cycles of hunger and poverty. When it comes to ending hunger in vulnerable communities, education and training is vital. Knowledge of sustainable agricultural practices can help farmers build […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Acting in their local communities, Presbyterians across Canada are helping create peaceful, hopeful and sustainable futures for our sisters and brothers across the globe. Sharing God’s Love Upholding God’s promise of abundant life for all creation, the Mission and Theological Society of Knox College donated $768 of the school’s annual offering to PWS&D projects. Fighting […]