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Join us on Zoom every second Thursday at 1 p.m. EST for online worship.

December 2 (marking World AIDS Day): Basimenya (Sime) Nhlema, Chief Operating Officer, Partners In Health Malawi/APZU

December 16: The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada

Past reflections can be viewed on our YouTube channel here.


November 16, 3 – 4 p.m. ET

Advent with PWRDF – Threads of Hope

PWRDF is pleased to launch our 2021 Advent Resource Threads of Hope. This year’s resource will include daily, prayers and PWRDF partner stories. Please join us for a preview of this resource and learn how you might use it in your personal and church Advent journey. You will meet two of the writers, Charlotte Lilley, and the Rev. Martha Tatarnic, who will share a sample of prayers and reflections from the Advent Resource.


November 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

PWRDF Refugee Support

There are more refugees and displaced people than ever before. PWRDF has a long history of supporting refugees around the world, as well as supporting a network of volunteers in Canada who support new refugees through the Sponsorship Agreement Holder program. This webinar will introduce you to some of this work including in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and through the PWRDF Refugee network of Anglican Sponsorship Agreement Holders. You will meet representatives from PWRDF partner, National Council of Churches Kenya, (NCCK), and Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holder in the Diocese of Toronto, the Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA).


October 30, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

For the Love of Creation Fall Symposium 

PWRDF has been an active member of the For the Love of Creation movement. This gathering will mark a key moment in the group’s journey, in Canada’s climate plan, and in global climate action in advance of COP 26 (November 2021). Participants will hear the collective theological reflections in the Letter of the Faithful, learn about how advocacy goals have evolved, and engage with faith leaders, theologians, climate organizers including: 

  • Sister Eva Solomon, csj
  • Councillor Christine Boyle, Vancouver
  • Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
  • Dr. David K. Goodin
  • Mueni Mutinda, Canadian Foodgrains Bank
  • Jennifer Preston, Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers) … and more! 

October 26, 11 a.m. ET

Light for Every Birth Wrap up and Celebration 

Thanks to our generous supporters the Light for Every Birth Campaign was a huge success. At this wrap up and celebration of the campaign we will hear from our partner, EHALE, and celebrate the efforts of churches and individuals who helped us raise the funds necessary to purchase 50 Solar Suitcases that are on their way to rural health clinics in Mozambique. We will also hear stories and celebrate the accomplishments of our Ride for Refuge participants.


Tuesday, September 7, 1 p.m. ET

Celebrating Food & Faith Together

Celebrating Food and Faith Together is a new worship resource that was developed as part of PWRDF’s three-year Creation Care: Climate Action education focus. The Very Reverend Ken Gray designed the resource to be used during the Season of Creation or at any time suitable for your congregation. This liturgy is flexible enough to be used in person or online. Rev. Ken will introduce us to the various components that make up this resource and will show us how it may be used or adapted for a variety of settings.

Whether you have already decided to use the resource, or are considering how you might incorporate it into your liturgical schedule, come and hear how others are creatively and faithfully building support for the work of PWRDF in this year’s Season of Creation.

The presenter

The Very Rev. Ken Gray

Recently retired from over 35 years of lay and ordained ministry throughout the Anglican Church of Canada, Ken Gray now devotes much of his time to environmental advocacy, teaching and writing. He also continues in various contexts to develop liturgical and other resources. He can be seen gliding up and down the hills of Kamloops with his new e-bike. He also coordinates the work of the Kamloops Photo Arts Club and connects with a variety of local sustainability projects. You can follow his blog Take Note and his images may be viewed at grayintheforest.smugmug.com


Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 1 p.m. Eastern

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank Partnership

PWRDF is a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a coalition of 15 churches and church agencies whose goal is to end global hunger. In this webinar, we will explore the many ways that we work with the Foodgrains Bank and how that allows PWRDF to have a greater impact around the world. You will learn about how we work in collaboration with other Foodgrains Bank members, with partners internationally, and how we engage Canadians in learning, advocacy, and support for this important ministry.


Tuesday, June 22, 1 p.m. ET

A Light for Every Birth

Our Solar Suitcase webinar will provide a deeper look into PWRDF’s “Light for Every Birth” project, which will bring solar electricity to clinics and birthing centres in rural Mozambique. You will meet representatives of We Care Solar, makers of the solar suitcases, and Richard Librock, PWRDF’s External Funding Program Manager, who will provide an overview of the partnership with EHALE, the implementing organization in Mozambique.

The presenters

Kim Gordon is the Senior Manager of Global Programs and has been with We Care Solar since 2015. She holds a Bachelors Degree in International Affairs and a Masters Degree in Global Finance and Economic Integration. For the past 15 years, she has worked with Village Enterprise, Kiva, Vittana, and many other non-profits to improve quality of life in rural communities in Asia, South America, and Africa. Kim loves to travel and has lived, work, and/or traveled to over fifty countries.

Richard Librock has worked at PWRDF since 2014 as the External Funding Program Manager. He is a certified educator in Holistic Management and one of the founders of the Participatory Ecological Land-use Management (PELUM) network of more than 200 member organizations that promote sustainable agriculture in 12 countries of eastern, southern and central Africa.


June 3, 1 p.m. ET

Webinar – Ride for Refuge

You are invited to join us for our Ride for Refuge Kick Off. You will learn more about what’s in store for Ride 2021, Ride Freestyle options and how to get started with your fundraising page. Jen Taylor of Blue Sea Philanthropy will join us and you will also be introduced to the “Light for Every Birth” project.


Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day) 12 (noon) p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

Webinar – Climate Change and Food Security

This webinar will examine the impact of climate change on food security and demonstrate how conservation agriculture is being used to address these impacts. Kevin Muneene Kamuya from Utooni Development Organization (UDO) in Kenya, will share details of a conservation agriculture project, and PWRDF staff member, Richard Librock will share why conservation agriculture is an important approach to address climate change. In addition, you will be introduced to the 2021 Creation Care: Climate Action learning modules that will also focus on climate change and food security. 

The Presenters:

Kevin Muneene Kamuya, CEO, Utooni Development Organization, Kenya

Kevin has a lifelong interest in community development with a focus on changing lives. He has been working with rural communities in Kenya for 10 years (eight with UDO) enabling them to improve water supply, food production, income and health. In 2014, Kevin received the UNDP Equator Initiative Award on behalf of Utooni Development Organization for promoting sustainable land management practices, and in 2015, he was accredited to the United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification observer status.

Richard Librock, External Funding Program Manager, PWRDF

Richard Librock has worked at PWRDF since 2014 as the External Funding Program Manager. He is a certified educator in Holistic Management and one of the founders of the Participatory Ecological Land-use Management (PELUM) network of more than 200 member organizations that promote sustainable agriculture in 12 countries of eastern, southern and central Africa.