Stories by Adele Finney

Adele Finney

To be silent, pray, and listen

Canada Stories, Stories by Region
A common water point in Pikangikum. Photo: Pikangikum Working Group

Our hearts stopped at PWRDF when we heard the news of the fire in Pikangikum on Wednesday morning, March 30. And then our hearts and […]

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A prayer for Burundi

Field Blog
A window in a Burundian church. Photo: Simon Chambers

Friends of PWRDF and its work in the world, PWRDF work encompasses both the cross and the resurrection. Standing at the cross is sometimes the […]

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Jumping for joy, praying for peace

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Left to right - Joao Miguel (EHALE - Mozambique), Desire Ndagijimana (Diocese of Bujumbura - Burundi), Adele Finney (PWRDF), Bahati Msalasye (Diocese of Masasi – Tanzania), Olinda Magaia (EHALE).

Dear Friends of PWRDF, At the end of her three week stay, and first time, in Toronto, EHALE’s Executive Director Olinda Magaia asked to see […]

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An Advent Message

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An advent wreath.

Advent is a surprising clarion call to justice, fecundity and compassion without fear, in the midst of transformative, sometimes cataclysmic change. What a resonant call […]

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Christmas Reflection and Prayer

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Liselle and her son Liobert. Photo: Simon Chambers

For us in northern countries, Christmas comes as light starts to grow again in winter darkness. It is part way into a winter that lasts […]

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Earthquakes and Rainbows

Field Blog
A rainbow over the beach in Bohol, Philippines. Photo: Adele Finney

I am already home, but my mind and heart are full of the visit to the Philippines …and the hollowed out exhaustion of jet lag […]

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What are you Planning to Do Now? Part 1

Field Blog
Anglican Alliance Advisory Council members Elisha London, Global Poverty Project and Robert Kereopa, Executive Officer for Anglican Missions Board , Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Photo: Adele Finney

Part of Anglican Alliance meetings is a visit to local ministry among vulnerable people. At this combined Board of Trustees meeting we toured a Hong […]

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Called to the Work

Field Blog

The first opportunity I took to reflect on desires and demands came with a request from the Co-Executive Directors of the Anglican Alliance to lead […]

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Desires and Demands

Field Blog

A couple weeks ago I heard Peter Mansbridge interviewing Joseph Boyden about his novel The Orenda. Apparently the first 20 pages were written on a […]

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Filipinos helping Filipinos

Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Philippines, Stories by Region

The first week after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, a woman in my home parish said to me, “You know what really impresses me about […]

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