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Advocacy and Educational Resources

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Advocacy and Educational resources help raise awareness about development, poverty and justice issues, while encouraging Presbyterians to advocate on behalf of those in need. Help us tackle issues such as the Government of Canada’s development budget, climate change and global hunger.

From Hope to Harvest: World Food Day 2015

by Anna Muir

As autumn approaches, many of us will be preparing to harvest crops, enjoy meals with our families and give thanks for God’s abundant gifts. However, in many parts of the world, heavy rains, drought and the rising cost of seeds make it difficult for small-scale farmers to grow enough food to meet their nutritional needs […]

Enough for All: Thanksgiving & World Food Day

by Karen Bokma

October 13 is Thanksgiving Day. October 16 is World Food Day – a day designated to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty, and to inspire solutions for change. The season of autumn provides a time to reflect on the ways that we have been blessed, and to give thanks for all of God’s good […]

Sunday School Challenge: The Power of 50,000

by Karen Bokma

There are many things we need to survive: nutritious food, clean water, clothing, health care and a safe place to live. But in Malawi, many poor families struggle to get what they need. Between 2011 and 2017, PWS&D’s Building Sustainable Livelihoods program* is helping 50,000 Malawians learn the valuable life skills to break cycles of […]

Inspiring Change: International Women’s Day 2014

by Karen Bokma

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the gains women are making in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It’s also a day to inspire us to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Many women and girls around the world live in […]

World Food Day 2013: Ending Hunger Together

by Karen Bokma

World Food Day, October 16, is a day designated to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty, and to inspire solutions for change. Facts about Hunger There are 870 million people in the world who do not have access to adequate food to live healthy lives. Surprisingly, it is often the people who produce food […]

Maternal Health in Malawi Study Guide

by Karen Bokma

In Malawi, mothers and children face some of the greatest challenges to survival found anywhere in the world. Health services across the country are uneven: pervasive socio-cultural, physical, and economic barriers impede the delivery of basic health-care. In addition, there is a lack of basic infrastructure, making physical access difficult. The third in a four […]

Maternal Health in Afghanistan Study Guide

by Karen Bokma

In Afghanistan, mothers and children face some of the greatest challenges to survival found anywhere in the world. Health services across the country are uneven: pervasive socio-cultural, physical, and economic barriers impede the delivery of basic health-care. In addition, there is a lack of basic infrastructure, making physical access difficult. The second in a four […]

Harvest of Letters: Hunger and a Changing Climate

by Karen Bokma

One of the ways PWS&D works with Canadian Foodgrains Bank works to end global hunger is by influencing public policies. Together, we engage Presbyterians in this work by asking concerned citizens to send personal, handwritten letters to their MPs. This year we are asking people to write about Canada’s commitment to helping vulnerable people adapt to a changing climate.

Partners in Hope: Working for Peace in Afghanistan Youth Resource

by Karen Bokma

Afghanistan is a country that brings many different thoughts to mind. It is a country of mystique, beautiful people, challenging and rugged terrain. It is also a country that has been ravaged by war, occupied by foreign nations and torn by internal conflict. The Presbyterian Church in Canada works through partner organizations to find creative […]