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PWRDF Ottawa September 2014 Newsletter


PWRDF Sends $25,000 to Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza

July 15, 2014 - PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $25,000 to the Norwegian Church Aid appeal through the ACT Alliance to support the continuing work of the Al Ahli Arab Hospital, an Anglican ministry located in Gaza City. The grant will help to provide fuel to keep the hospital operational around the clock, medications and medical supplies to help care for those wounded in the continuing violence in Gaza as well as their regular patients, and to provide counselling and support to women and children affected by the ongoing violence.

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Rev. Laurette Glasgow comments, July 2014


PWRDF Launches $400,000 Food Project in South Sudan

July 11, 2014 - Over the next few months, PWRDF with Finn Church Aid (FCA) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) will support over 10,000 people who have been forced to flee their homes by the violence in South Sudan. The program in rural communities in Mundri County, Western Equaotria state of South Sudan will primarily support vulnerable women and children.

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Fred Says

What is the Fred Says message?

"It all starts with food."

Without food, people have a very difficult time taking medicine, sleeping, going to school, working and generally contributing to society. Food and nutrition are fundamental for positive physical and mental health, which in turn fuel community growth and prosperity.

Food security, the availability of food and one's access to it, is an increasingly familiar term but it is not well understood. Fred Says is a new PWRDF campaign raising awareness of food security issues and the PWRDF mission.

Who is Fred? He is Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and President of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. Fred is passionate about the work of PWRDF, which he calls one of the best good news stories of the Anglican Church of Canada. The work of PWRDF includes partnering with communities to help people access nutritious food.

Every two months, PWRDF releases a new "Fredism" introducing an on-the-ground PWRDF project and related to a month, season or holiday in Canada.

You and your parish or outreach group are invited to view these short and snappy Fredisms as they come available, then follow-up by learning more online about the issue of food security and accessing useful resources. You can do all of this at

• Some Like it Hot
• It's good to be full of beans!
• Have you eaten today?
• Let's jam


Summer camp, the PWRDF way

An idea planted by a youth delegate at the 2013 Anglican-Lutheran Joint Assembly grew this summer, a year later, into a very special PWRDF course called "Sharing Bread" at the Sorrento Centre in central British Columbia. Over 24 people from all across Canada, including PWRDF Ottawa's Valerie Maier, travelled to Shuswap Lake to dig into issues around food security and learn together about global and local food systems. Joining the group were Bishop Griselda Delgado and Ernesto Gonzales of the Episcopal Church of Cuba and the Cuban Council of Churches, some Canadian farmers, a regional representative of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and children enrolled in the Sorrento children's program.

Valerie at Sorrento Farm

Participants also dug, literally, into the soil of the Sorrento farm, a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) site that produces food for the Centre and people in the area.

These rich blog entries were posted as the week progressed.

Sorrento Farm


Local Heroes

A Rural-Urban Partnership: Working to End Global Hunger

This past spring the Parish of Fitzroy Harbour (PFH), comprised of St. George's (Fitzroy Harbour) and St. Thomas (Woodlawn), and the Parish of Christ Church Bells Corners formed a partnership to grow a crop of soybeans on a 25 acre field in West Carleton. The net proceeds of this project, estimated at more than $7,000, is going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a church-based ecumenical organization whose mission is "working to end global hunger" and of which the Anglican Church of Canada is a member ( See the story by Gary Weir and Victor Wehrle in the December, 2013 edition of Crosstalk



A digest of current PWRDF initiatives we know will challenge and intrigue you. March 2014



Not about money - about people
Not about handouts - about partnership
Not about charity - about dignity
Not about them - about us


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Area contact

Valerie Maier
Diocesan Representative for PWRDF
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For more information, please see the website Enough for all

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PWRDF PWRDF is the Anglican Church of Canada's agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees, and global justice.

PWRDF walks with partners in Canada and overseas to share in creating a more just and peaceful world. They provide relief for human disasters, support refugee rehabilitation and development, and undertake health care projects.

In the Diocese of Ottawa, members of our A-local PWRDF working group actively support Primate's Fund initiatives. They raise awareness of the life-affirming work of PWRDF through education on global justice issues. They build and encourage connections with individual parishes. They seek and encourage individuals looking for meaningful ways to express the baptismal promise to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being. The PWRDF committee organizes workshops and, conferences, develops tools and media resources and challenges parishes to get involved. Please visit the PWRDF Committee webpage to find out more. Enough for all

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