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Rohingya Refugee Crisis

by Karen Bokma

Terrifying violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over half a million Rohingya people to flee from their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. A military crackdown on insurgence in the state has left innocent Rohingya families subject to unthinkable trauma—family members killed and homes and fields set ablaze. Forced from their homes with nothing, […]

Ride for Refuge Raises $10,000 for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

by Anna Muir

Eight teams, 41 participants and more than $9,900 in support of maternal and child health programming in Malawi and Afghanistan—PWS&D’s second annual Ride for Refuge on Saturday, September 30 was another positive and empowering event. Putting passion into action, teams of PWS&D supporters walked 5 km and cycled up to 50 km at Ride for […]

New Video: One Mission, Two Funds

by Anna Muir

Looking for a great new video resource to use in your church? Presbyterian World Service & Development and Presbyterians Sharing have put together a video explaining the work that we do together as The Presbyterian Church in Canada. One Mission, Two Funds shows how we are responding together around the world.

The Long Road to Recovery: One Year After Hurricane Matthew

by Anna Muir

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti with a ferocity that caused widespread flooding, damage and displacement. Much of the island nation was still rebuilding from destruction caused by the earthquake in 2010. For the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, another deadly disaster was debilitating. Moved by compassion, Presbyterians across Canada responded […]

Room at the Table: World Food Day 2017

by Anna Muir

This year has seen the largest humanitarian crisis since the UN formed in 1945—20 million people from South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen trapped in a severe hunger crisis, and in some cases famine. In Nepal, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, recent powerful storms have devastated entire communities, destroyed agricultural land and uprooted families, threatening their […]

Fighting for the Good Life

by Anna Muir

“Personally I have achieved many significant changes in my life.” With her arms around two of her children, Clara stands beaming with confidence—something she struggled with all her life, until now. In her Guatemalan village, Clara recently became a livestock promoter with a PWS&D-supported food security project. She also took on the roles of treasurer […]

Share the work of PWS&D with PowerPoint

by Anna Muir

Presbyterian World Service & Development encourages individuals, mission groups and advocates to share the work of PWS&D with their congregation. This new PowerPoint presentation makes presenting easy by providing a general overview of our programs, speaking notes, beautiful images and real stories from people whose lives have been touched by the generosity of Presbyterians.

Responding to Hurricane Irma

by Karen Bokma

Hurricane Irma has struck the Caribbean leaving devastation in its wake. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. ACT Alliance members are currently assessing the situation in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, and coordinating their response to Hurricane Irma. Through the ACT Alliance, PWS&D is able to respond to meet immediate needs like […]

2016 Annual Report is Now Available

by Karen Bokma

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of 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 nests in its branches.  PWS&D’s 2016 Annual Report highlights the life-changing work […]

Moved to Move for a Better World

by Anna Muir

Inequalities to healthcare access endure throughout the globe. To foster a more sustainable, compassionate and just world, good health and well-being for all is vital. This September 30, you have the chance to help build healthy and hopeful communities by participating in the Ride for Refuge—a cycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada—in support […]