"Special Edition". "This issue of 'Under the Sun' is dedicated to celebrating PWRDF's 50th anniversary; showcasing where we've been, where we're at and our plans and thoughts for the future. This issue also serves as The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund's 2007 annual report". "From the launch [of our anniversary celebrations] in October 2008 to its conclusion in June 2010, we've got some big things underway and we look forward to sharing them with you and welcoming you on board". "During 2007/2008 PWRDF has touched hundreds of thousands of lives through its development programs, in 25 countries including Canada with 99 partners .... Thanks to your generous support, Anglicans contributed $4,549,323. PWRDF signed a 3-year funding agreement with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) in August 2008 for $3,717,000. PWRDF will contribute an additional $1,106,250 to create a program that will focus on the health sector in 4 countries with 6 partners over the next three years". Article signed by The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate and President, The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund and Ms. Cheryl Curtis, Executive Director, The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund.
"We extend our appreciation to the Rev. Vickie Edgeworth-Pitcher of Hamilton Ontario for preparing an Advent Calendar full of unique and fun ways to 'Pray, Act, and Give'. Thank you to Joanne Davies for her creative approach to the many activities in this calendar that help to bring the stories of PWRDF partners to life. Thank you also to Joyce Cosby for the design of the calendar and activity pages. The Fair Trade activity was provided by Transfair Canada (www.transfair.ca)". -- back cover.
Contents: [Introductory material i.e.] Who we are -- 50th Anniversary of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund -- PWRDF in the World -- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- [12 month calendar] -- PWRDF 2009 Calendar Activities -- [Concluding remarks] -- [Publication information].
Suzanne Rumsey, PWRDF's [Primate's World Relief and Public Engagement Program Coordinator, rode1,300 kilometres from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Montreal, Quebec, this summer. "Suzanne's ride was launched at General Synod 2010 as the culmination of PWRDF's 50th anniversary celebrations. She rode from Halifax, through Springhill, Nova Scotia, the site of the Springhill Mine Disaster in 1958 which led to the creation of PWRDF, and on to Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, where PWRDF was officially created by General Synod in 1959. Along the way, Suzanne had the chance to meet Anglicans, speak about the work of PWRDF and get intimately familiar wit the hills of New Brunswick and Quebec. Each day Suzanne rode roughly 100 km".
See also "Traveler's notebook" on page 2 with excerpts from the blog that Suzanne Rumsey kept as part of her travels/tour.
Part of a four page supplement "Under the Sun: News from the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund [PWRDF]" included with the September 2010 Anglican Journal.
"As celebrations of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund's (PWRDF's) 50th anniversary get underway, PWRDF representatives and Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada., met with Jason Kenney, minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They discussed the federal government's support for one of PWRDF's anniversary programs that will help parishes and dioceses across the country sponsor 50 refugee families. PWRDF is providing about $2,000 for each family sponsored by a parish, and the federal government has agreed to match those funds."
April 23, 2009 -- Mount Carmel Center, Niagara Falls, Ont.
April 19 to 23, 2009
Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed Alleluia
The House of Bishops has concluded five days of prayerful meetings during which we met daily for Eucharist and in small groups for Bible study. During this meeting we have been briefed extensively about many activities and programs underway in the church. We are grateful to all the guests who came to our gathering to share progress, problems and issues in their varied ministries.
We welcomed two new membersâ€”Bishop Michael Hawkins of Saskatchewan attending his first meeting of the House and Suffragan Bishop elect Terry Dance of Huron whose election was announced although he was not able to be with us. We also bade farewell to Archbishops Bruce Stavert, Archbishop of Quebec and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, and John Clarke, former Metropolitan of Rupert's Land and Archbishop of Athabasca who was not able to be with us.
In his opening reflection, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Primate, shared his perceptions on several events that have occurred since our last meeting, principally the Primates' Meeting which was held in Egypt. He noted that although the Primates did discuss issues of sexuality that have divided the Anglican Communion, this was not the only focus of the gathering. The Primates' Meeting, he said, also spent considerable time discussing the global economic crisis, global warming and the environment and several troubled areas of the world including Zimbabwe, Sudan, Burundi and Gaza. The Primate also shared with us some reflections on his participation in the Americas Conference on Mutual Responsibility and Mission in Costa Rica in February.
The focus of the first part of our meeting was mission and we welcomed Ellie Johnson who retired as director of the General Synod's Partnerships department about a year ago. She spoke to us about mission and guided us in several reflections for the better part of a day. Ellie helped us to see how mission is manifested in our daily lives and ministry and shared some examples in the context of the Five Marks of Mission. She also guided us through several exercises in our small Bible Study groups through which the bishops were able to have extensive discussion about mission initiatives in our respective areas of jurisdiction. Our conversations enabled us to see how we as bishops can help to "light a fire" in people's hearts so that they too become active in mission.
In response to a call for clarification of the status of entities who self identify as being Anglican, it was noted that the Archbishop of Canterbury has stated in writing that his office and the Anglican Communion Office recognize one ecclesial body in Canada as a constitutive member of the Communion, The Anglican Church of Canada. We affirm this statement. We cherish our Communion with the See of Canterbury and remain committed to the life and witness of the Anglican Communion in the service of the Gospel.
The House, responding to a question from the National Cursillo Secretariat, discussed the relationship with the Anglican Network in Canada, particularly as it related to leadership in Cursillo. It was noted that diocesan bishops have the authority to decide who may serve on Cursillo leadership teams. The House, with regret, is of the opinion that clergy and laity who are members of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANIC) should not be given permission to exercise a leadership role in the Cursillo Movement of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The House reviewed motions passed by General Synod 2007 concerning same sex blessings. Canon Isaac Kawuki-Mukasa of the Faith Worship and Ministry staff spoke to us about a request to develop a process to engage dioceses and parishes of the Anglican Church of Canada in a study of the Christian perspective of human sexuality through the lens of Scripture, reason, tradition and current scientific understanding. In his presentation Canon Mukasa also informed us of an initiative to link some Canadian dioceses with some African dioceses for discussions and exchange of views around matters of human sexuality.
One of the briefings we received was a progress report on the troubled process for establishing a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) before which people involved in Indian Residential Schools could tell their stories. The establishment of the TRC has been delayed for a long time by both procedural and internal difficulties and we wish to express the strong desire that the Commission's hearings can begin soon. We also take note of the concern expressed that the hearings of the Commission be comprehensive and that they include former staff and all former students who wish to tell their stories.
We heard a number of other briefings-from Archdeacon Michael Pollesel, the General Secretary of General Synod, about recent events at Church House, from Holland Hendrix, the Director of Philanthropy, who spoke to us about planned initiatives and a project to identify donors through bequests, and from Judy Steers who addressed us on youth ministry. We also received an update from the Task Force examining the role, function and responsibilities of the Primacy. The Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces, Peter Coffin, spoke to us about his ministry and the vital role that Chaplains in the regular and the reserve forces play in the military both here and wherever the Armed Forces are deployed. Bishop Coffin asked for our continuing prayers for service members and their families. Bishops Claude Miller and Greg Kerr-Wilson spoke to us about the dioceses of Fredericton and Qu'Appelle respectively. We also heard an enthusiastic presentation describing several initiatives to present the gospel in new contexts given by Canon Nick Brotherwood, Director of Fresh Expressions Canada. Archbishop Terry Finlay reminded us of the country's dependence on shipping and the ministry to Seafarers in various ports across Canada.
The staff of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund updated us on the 50th anniversary celebrations. They also engaged us in small group discussion about diocesan visions for mission and development.
The House attended the book launch of The Anglican Episcopate in Canada, Volume IV, 1976-2008 that had been compiled by Archbishop Michael Peers and published by the Anglican Book Centre. We were pleased to welcome the former Primate into our midst.
The bishops acknowledged that many of our communities continue to struggle with the impact of the current economic crisis. We are committed to encouraging our congregations to offer their prayers and every possible support to those affected by loss of employment and income. Notwithstanding current circumstances, we urge governments at all levels not to lose sight of their commitments to the most vulnerable in society, including the working poor, women and children in poverty, and the homeless.
Throughout this Easter season we pray for the Spirit of the Risen Christ to renew the Church in the service of the Gospel for the sake of the world.
"Special Edition". PWRDF is almost 50 years old and it has enjoyed broad support from across the country. PWRDF's Public Engagement Team's task is to tell the story to and with Anglicans in Canada. This story is being told in a variety of ways by a huge circle of volunteers. Public Engagement provides a wide range of educational resources to be used by diocesan and parish representatives, who act as local and regional ambassadors". "Most visibly, the Public Engagement Team produced this special supplement to the Journal to generate awareness across the church of the significant work that PWRDF has been doing for 50 years".
"The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the relief and development agency started by the Anglican Church of Canada, launched a new logo and website September 25  as it prepared to commemorate the 60th year of its founding. The new logo includes an icon -- or graphic element -- to accompany PWRDF's name, says PWRDF communications co-ordinator Janice Biehn. The old icon, which showed black human figures holding up a globe, has been replaced with a multicoloured design suggestive of stained glass. PWRDF's website now features a white background to make it more accessible to the visually impaired, Biehn says. A number of improvements have also been made to the site's structure. For example, the 'World of Gifts' section of the site, which allows donors to specify what they would like their donated money to be spent on, offers users a more seamless experience similar to what they might be accustomed to when shopping online, she says. PWRDF marked its 60th anniversary with a gala dinner at its national gathering in Toronto September 28 , featuring the screening of a mini-documentary about at mother and daughter who have both been long-time PWRDF volunteers. The organization also released a book in digital form with 60 stories of PWRDF's work over the years, as well as three retractable banners describing its work".
"This 33-song double CD is best understood as a sincere offering by Canadian musicians who support the broad goals of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). 'One Voice' makes no pretence about being an album that espouses the Christian religion in its lyrics. Of course, there are exceptions that demonstrate the world-class work of Cabaduab Anglican choirs and vocalists. They range from the lovely Christian folk of Steve Bell in his 2003 'Ever Present Need; on 'celebration' (disc 1) to several choral recordings of hymns old and new on 'inspiration' (disc 2)." "In a deeper sense, it is the spirit behind the artists' offering of these pieces on a gratis basis to allow 100 per cent of the proceeds of the sale of the anniversary CD to support the work of PWRDF, that is the very work of Christ in the project."
Photo with caption and brief story. Caption reads: "Anglican creative team Sheila Stanley and Manuel Rodenkirchen helped bring an eclectic mix of artists together to raise funds for The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund". The double CD "One Voice" was "created to raise money and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). Featuring big-name stars such as Jully Black, Bruce Cockburn, Blue Rodeo, Loreena McKennitt and Oscar Peterson, the CD is available this fall  in Anglican churches across the country. Go to www.pwrdf.org".
Quarter page colour advertisement for Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). "PWRDF invites you to celebrate our 60th anniversary in your parish with a new worship resource. It can be used any time, but we encourage you to designate Sunday, February 3 or Sunday, February 10, 2019 as PWRDF Sunday in your church as part of International Development Week. 'Partners Together on a Journey' reflects on our partnership with communities in Canada and throughout the world, and looks ahead to the next 60 years. The resource includes a Eucharistic Liturgy, a Service of the Word, suggested readings, a sample sermon and PWRDF stories to highlight the transformational work of our partners. Visit pwrdf.org/PWRDF Sunday for more information and to download service bulletins. For information please contact Suzanne Rumsey, Public Engagement Coordinator at 416-924-9199 ext 267. PWRDF The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden St., Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2 Tel: 416-924-9192 or 1-866-308-7973 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pwrdf.org [Facebook] f@pwrdfcan [Twitter]@pwrdf [Instagram]@justgeneration". [Text of entire article.]