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Reflecting on Yemen this World Water Day

by Anna Muir

March 22 is World Water Day—it is a day to reflect on the billions of people living without a source of water and focus on the importance of clean water and sanitation for all. This year’s theme, Leaving No One Behind, asks us to address the reasons why so many people are not included in […]

PWS&D Responds to Malawi Floods

by Anna Muir

Early last week, a tropical disturbance over Mozambique brought heavy rains and flooding to parts of southern Malawi. Thirteen districts have been severely impacted by the deluge, which has damaged infrastructure and affected electricity and water supplies. Water sources have been contaminated and water-borne diseases, as well as cholera and malaria outbreaks, are posing serious health […]

A Home Away from Home

by Anna Muir

Belief in witchcraft is fairly widespread in Ghana. A part of Ghanaian mythology, it is often used as an explanation for unusual or unfortunate happenings such as when a marriage breaks up or crops fail, or as an explanation for symptoms of mental or physical illness. Elderly women are blamed most frequently and can be […]

International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better

by Anna Muir

On Friday, March 8, communities around the world will observe International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. The International Women’s Day 2019 theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Balance builds a better world. Providing women with equal access to education, […]

“We are role models”

by Anna Muir

In many Malawian communities, family planning, sexually transmitted diseases and other reproductive health topics are shrouded in taboo. They are not taught in school or discussed at home. And yet, reproductive health is so important for healthy, prosperous communities. While helping mothers and newborns survive and thrive after childbirth, PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health […]

Presbyterians in Action: Local Action, Global Impact

by Anna Muir

Over the last year, Presbyterians across Canada have been acting in their local communities to help create peaceful, hopeful and sustainable futures for our sisters and brothers across the globe. Check out these projects that are creating lasting change! Shipwrecked and Sharing The children at Knox Presbyterian Church in Vankleek Hill, Ont., explored how Jesus […]

Video: Thank You! (2018)

by Anna Muir

Thank you for what you made possible in 2018. Your prayerful support and generosity have made this and so much more happen! Please follow and like us:

Lent 2019 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

When we respond to poverty, hunger and conflict in our global village, we discover God’s resurrecting power. The hungry are fed, the vulnerable are cared for, the sick are healed and the poor are raised up. This Lenten season, let us faithfully respond to Christ’s call to serve those in need. This year’s liturgies were written […]