Today we give God thanks, at this the First Sunday in Lent, for the gift of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). This organization is the Canadian Anglican response for emergency relief, refugees, development and justice. Together with other faith organizations they are making a difference in the world. The difference that they make is due primarily to the faithfulness and generosity of Anglicans that come to worship each week: you, and me.
One of the main efforts of PWRDF over the past three years has been the Fred Says Food Security Campaign. Fred Says is PWRDF’s three-year campaign to raise awareness, to educate and learn locally and globally, and to support partners’ initiatives. Archbishop Hiltz is the Fred in Fred Says and is motivated by the work of PWRDF and the difference that PWRDF supporters are making.
There are four foci for 2015. These ‘Fredisms’ are being introduced together to give people flexibility around when and how they are integrated:www.fredsays.ca.