Posts tagged with ‘canada’

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Responding to BC Wildfires

by Karen Bokma

As wildfires continue to burn in British Columbia, please pray with PWS&D for those affected—evacuees and first responders. Read the Moderator’s prayer in response to the BC forest fires. Updates from the Rev. Shannon Bell Wyminga (Cariboo Region) can also be found here or on The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Facebook page. “At present, we would covet […]

Tuesday, June 20 is World Refugee Day

by Anna Muir

God’s promise of abundant life is found in a life of peace, free from fear and persecution. Yet, an unprecedented 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes because of war or a fear of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group. There are now more […]

Feeding Centres in War-Torn South Sudan Saving Lives

by Anna Muir

For too long, Regina and her eight children struggled living in a country torn apart by violence. In her hometown of Leer, South Sudan, armed men had burned homes, raped women and killed civilians. Three years of civil war left both the community and Regina’s hope in ruins. Faced with the ongoing conflict, Regina decided […]

Canadian Government to Match Famine Relief Donations until June 30

by Karen Bokma

An unprecedented and devastating food crisis has gripped several countries across Africa. According to the World Food Programme, around 14 million people in southern African countries are in need of food assistance. Famine has been declared in South Sudan, where civil unrest has displaced large segments of the population and left five million people facing […]

Supporting Recovery in Fort McMurray, Alberta

by Karen Bokma

When fire struck Fort McMurray in early May of 2016, tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and fled north and south of the city. Fuelled by extreme temperatures, high humidity and tinder-dry forest, the wildfires crossed highways and jumped wide rivers to burn on many fronts within the limits of Fort McMurray. […]

Responding to Fires in Alberta

by Karen Bokma

The PCC national office has heard from The Rev. Lisa Aide, minister at Faith Presbyterian Church in Fort McMurray. The people from the congregation have all made it safely out of the city, though they are scattered north and south. They are waiting to hear about the status of their homes, manse and the school […]