PWRDF Diocese of Fredericton

PWRDF has announced $25,000 initial grant through ACT Alliance for the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.

PWRDF has announced an initial grant of $25,000 to the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) 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 c…

PWRDF's audited financial statements are now available on our website. Please take a look to see how your donations were used to work with partners around the world in relief and development projects!


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Pray for Syria

The August 21st gas attack on the Ghouta area of Damascus was yet one more unimaginable atrocity in Syria’s deadly two-and-a-half year old civil war that is believed to have killed more than 100,000 people.  Over 4 million people have been internally displaced in Syria and a further 2 million have fled the country.  In Za’atari refugee camp in neighbouring Jordon, 60% of the 130,000 refugees sheltered there are children, the vast majority traumatized by their experiences in Syria.

 PWRDF invites you to pray for the people of Syria both inside the country and in exile and to pray for peace in this war-torn region of the world. PWRDF also invites you to support its continuing efforts to bring relief to God’s suffering people.   To date, PWRDF has provided a total of $50,000 in emergency grants for the Syria Crisis. ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) has just issued a new $20 million appeal to provide food, water, shelter and health care for people in Syria and for those seeking shelter in the neighbouring countries (Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey). PWRDF welcomes donations for Syria.

Syrian refugee camp in Jordan

Children walk in the Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan:  ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey

suzanne smallSuzanne Rumsey is PWRDF’s Public Engagement Program Coordinator, responsible for resourcing, animating and supporting a national network of volunteer Diocesan Representatives and Parish Representatives, as well as the PWRDF Refugee Network.  Suzanne came to this position from over two decades of human rights advocacy and community development work with partners in Latin America, first with the Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA, now a part of the national ecumenical coalition, KAIROS) and starting in 2001 with PWRDF. 

When Suzanne took up the PE Coordinator’s position in 2010 she combined her passion for cycling with her interest in educating Canadian Anglicans about the work and people they support through PWRDF by cycling from Halifax to Montreal.  The ride was also one of the initiatives to commemorate PWRDF’s 50th anniversary.  Along the way she was warmly welcomed by many people in local parishes in the Diocese of Fredericton.  Although Suzanne continues to cycle in Toronto, now with her son Robin in tow, this time she will be driving from Halifax to Fredericton!

Among the multi-faceted work of PWRDF, Suzanne looks forward to speaking about PWRDF’s Food Security campaign and presenting some of the educational pieces currently being developed for that campaign.