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June 10 – Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

by Karen Bokma

On June 10, join Christians around the world and pray for those suffering from severe hunger and famine. On Sunday, June 10—the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine—people of faith across the globe will be praying for the millions of people around the world who are at risk of famine right now, or are […]

2017 Annual Report and Financial Statements

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D’s 2017 Annual Report highlights the life-changing work our church is doing to bring about a sustainable, compassionate and just world. In the report you will also find information on how your financial resources were used and stories from people whose lives have been impacted. Detailed supporting schedules are available upon request at pwsd [at] […]

PWS&D welcomes Government of Canada increase to international assistance

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D welcomes the Canadian government’s commitment to increase the international assistance budget with $2 billion in new funding over five years, announced in Budget 2018 earlier this week. Canadian funding for international assistance plays a critical role in addressing global poverty, inequality, and hunger. It is an important expression of Canadian values of compassion and […]

The van Mossel Refugee Support Fund

by Karen Bokma

The van Mossel Refugee Support Fund was established by the six children of the late Rev. L.S. “Bert” and Mrs. Lorna van Mossel in honour of their parents. Both Lorna and Bert were strong supporters of the work of Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D) and had a deep concern for the plight of those […]

2017-2018 Annual Resources

by Karen Bokma

Use PWS&D’s annual resources to engage and educate your congregation about how our church is involved in issues of international development and relief. To place an order, or for more information, call 1-800-619-7301 or send an email.  

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 […]

Canadian Government to Match Donations to Rohingya Crisis

by Karen Bokma

Extreme violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over half a million Rohingya people to flee from their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. Violence broke out at the end of August when Rohingya militants attacked government forces. According to the United Nations, the Myanmar government responded against the Rohingya with disproportionate violence. On October […]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

by Karen Bokma

Terrifying violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 600,000 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, refugees—mostly women, […]