Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
What is the Fred Says message?
Fred Says conveys the Message that 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, fuels for community growth and prosperity.
Who is Fred? He is the Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, President of the Board of Directors of the Primate's World Relief and Development . 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.
Fred Says is a PWRDF campaign to raise awareness for food security and the PWRDF mission. Food security, the availability of food and one's access to it,
is an increasingly familiar term but it is not well understood. Every two months, Fred will offer a new "Fredism"-a unique saying which is linked to a
PWRDF project and is related to a month, season or holiday in Canada. You are invited to learn more online about the issue of food security at
www.fredsays.ca. Here parishes can access resources, video, stories, and portals linked to each Fredism.
Check out the first three "Fredisms" videos below:
• It's good to be full of beans!
• Have you eaten today?
• Let's jam
Please visit Fred Says
Sharing Bread A Food Security Learning Experience
week which will lok at good nutrition, good health, good learning and
good work-"all begin with good food" from June 29-July 5 at Sorrento
Centre, Sorrento, BC It will include conversations with our Cuban PWRDF
partners and time spent in the Sorrento Centre's Garden.
Please contact email@example.com
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 (http://foodgrainsbank.ca/mission.aspx).
See the story by Gary Weir and Victor Wehrle in the December, 2013 edition of Crosstalk
Churches Arise to Meet Poverty Challenge
Story by Valerie Maier (pdf) about the Parish Poverty Challenge during Lent 2013
Emergency Relief: Typhoon Haiyan
All donations received from individual Canadian donors between Nov 9 and Dec 9, 2013 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Canadian government into the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, which will be used by the government to partner with NGOs and international agencies to further relief efforts after the storm.
Syrian Refugee Situation
"The humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached desperate dimensions. The conflict has lasted 22 months. People are sleeping in the streets, unable to fulfill their basic needs, and there is a fear that the suffering will be exacerbated by the harsh winter and protracted conflict. Humanitarian aid should be rapidly scaled up with a massive increase of funding. Currently, the efforts remain severely underfunded," says John Nduna, General Secretary of ACT.
PWRDF continues to respond to the emergency through the ACT Alliance and now through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. See http://pwrdf.org/2013/care-for-displaced-syrians/
PWRDF At Work
A digest of current PWRDF initiatives we know will challenge and intrigue you.
Not about money - about people
Not about handouts - about partnership
Not about charity - about dignity
Not about them - about us
WE BELIEVE THERE IS ENOUGH FOR ALL!
WE BELIEVE THAT ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE!
Donate to PWRDF
Diocesan Representative for PWRDF
Email Valerie Maier
For more information, please see the website Enough for all
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