PWRDF has announced $25,000 initial grant through ACT Alliance for the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza.
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! http://pwrdf.org/uploads/273/pwrdf_fs_2014_signed.pdf
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.
Children walk in the Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
Suzanne 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.