World Refugee Day (June 20)
Refugees are part of our human family and are entitled to their
rights to peace and protection.
In Bangladesh, almost 900,000 Rohingya have settled in squalid
shelter conditions after escaping terrifying human rights abuses
and violence in Myanmar. Refugees are still arriving, and the
nearing monsoon season puts those living in camps at risk of
floods and landslides.
Join Presbyterian World Service & Development as we respond
to the needs of the Rohingya with Canadian Foodgrains Bank
and the ACT Alliance by helping deliver life-saving food
packages as well as shelter, hygiene kits, water and sanitation
services, and psychosocial assistance.
As we respond to pain and despair in Bangladesh, let us pray
for refugees on their journey to find safety and peace in other
parts of the world.
PWS&D responds to refugees
With Glad And Generous Hearts
The theme of this year’s General Assembly is With Glad and
This past year, a design team was established to work with the
General Assembly Office to plan the 2018 event.
Team member the Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls shares that
“sitting through an Assembly can be both inspiring and tiring,”
so the team “imagined ways to help accomplish the business of
the Assembly, while creating more spaciousness of timing and a
more humane schedule.”
This includes time for mini-breaks, table discussion groups, and
sessions that include visuals and sound to appeal to different
learning modes. A consensus decision-making model will create
a more inclusive process of discernment.
When Presbyterians gather together with glad and generous
hearts, much can be accomplished!
Presbyterians Sharing brings Presbyterians together at General Assembly
Enjoying School And Pursuing Dreams
Zindaba’s story is not uncommon in many Malawian
communities—children want to go to school but their families
can’t afford the fees.
Zindaba feels very fortunate that her aunt paid for her first
two years at school, a time the girl recalls with great joy. “The
teachers were good and encouraged us a lot,” she shares.
Unfortunately, the expense became too great a struggle for
When Zindaba had to drop out, she never imagined she’d
make it to university, but education support from PWS&D
helped Zindaba pay her school fees and gave her support to
pursue her dreams.
Today, proudly displaying her university class scores, a
smiling Zindaba talks about training to be an accountant.
PWS&D promotes the right to education for all