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Feedback from WDP 2022 “I Know the Plans I Have for You”

World Day of Prayer 2022 – England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We received hundreds of messages about WDP 2022 – England, Wales and Northern Ireland – along with donations.  Below are some of these inspiring words. I am making a personal donation and hope other ladies do as well.   We will plan an in-person for… Read more »

Donations to World Day of Prayer 2022

Donations are gratefully received as they are vital for maintaining World Day of Prayer and delivering the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada’s grant program. In 2020/2021, 23 grants helped restore social justice to the lives of 500,000 in Canada and internationally. Anyone attending a World Day of Prayer service should have an opportunity to donate.… Read more »

WDP 2022 has Online Options

World Day of Prayer 2022 Many options to join safely     Given that many churches and communities will be unable to gather in person for World Day of Prayer 2022, please consider these options: The 55-minute service video, produced by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, can be watched at home, or via Zoom… Read more »


Which country is writing the 2023 World Day of Prayer service?  Taiwan Are you seeking funding for a social justice project in your community?  WICC distributes WDP grants up to $5,000.  Application deadline: March 31, 2022. Go to for details. What is WICC?  WICC is a national ecumenical organization with a mission to empower… Read more »

Ideas for Creative World Day of Prayer Events

World Day of Prayer is more than just a day; it is a movement that invites people around the world to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. Organizers are welcome to use a creative event to celebrate WDP.  Let the 2022 theme “I Know the Plans I have for You” inspire you. Be sure… Read more »

Chelsea Buns

The Chelsea bun, a top UK dessert,  was first baked in the 18th century at the Bun House in Chelsea. This establishment was favoured by Hanoverian royalty. Unfortunately, the Bun House no longer exists having been demolished in 1839. To honour WDP 2022 writing countries, and Mother’s Day, Nancy Weir shares her mother’s recipe for Chelsea buns.  Thank you, Nancy, for… Read more »

Effects of Pandemic on Global Environment

It was eerie. The silence deafening.  While out walking my dog in the morning, the stillness around me made me stop and take notice – no cars on the roads, no planes overhead, few to no pedestrians on the city streets in my neighborhood. The promise of spring, rebirth, a resurrected life was just around… Read more »

Gender and Equality in the Workplace

In the early 1900’s, women were classically depicted as the keepers of hearth and home.  Only 20% of women were “gainful workers” including 5% of married women. Over the last century, stigma attached to paid work for women changed.  New technologies required clerical workers – jobs that seemed to be clean and safe.  High school… Read more »

Manitoba 150 Women Trailblazers recipient – Dr. June James, WICC Alumna

On Jan. 28, 2021 the Nellie McClung Foundation introduced the 150 Manitoba Women Trailblazer Awards to salute the contributions that Manitoba women have made to social justice, arts, sports, politics, education, community activities, and promoting democracy while developing this great province. The awards honour Nellie McClung’s trailblazing spirit by recognizing these incredible women leaders, so many of… Read more »