World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel

World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel is September 16 – 23, 2023. (Note: the World Day of Prayer in March 2024 was written by women in Palestine.) The International Day of Prayer for Peace is September 21, 2023.  Church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by… Read more »

Cooking with Sumac

Sumac is a wild plant that is common across the Mediterranean region. You can find sumac growing almost anywhere! Due to its abundance, it has made its way into much of the cuisine and medicinal uses across the Middle East, in Turkey, Lebanon, and some parts of Europe and Africa. The berries of the plant… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2024 – Artist Statement

“Praying Palestinian Women” By Halima Aziz This artwork was made in honour of World Day of Prayer 2024. Through “Praying Palestinian Women”, the artist represents three Palestinian women praying together in nature in a peaceful place. In her work, the artist has different symbols that indicate the origin of these women and their cohesion. Olive… Read more »

News for World Day of Prayer 2024 Coordinators

«  If you are no longer the World Day of Prayer Coordinator for your area, please quickly pass this letter on to the person who is and let our office know about the change ( Or if there is no Coordinator for your area, please tell us that too. October 2023 Hello World Day of… Read more »

Meet Sharon Machina – Newest WICC Board Member

Appointed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada My name is Sharon Machina and I was born and raised on a farm in Grey County, just north of the village of Clifford, ON. I am married to Rheo Machina and we continue to farm and raise beef cattle on the farm previously owned by my… Read more »

World Day of Prayer 2023 Highlights from Canada

There was great joy across Canada as thousands were able to gather in person for World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2023 services featuring the theme – “I have heard about your faith”.  For many, it was a chance to not only pray and learn about Taiwan but to meet with ecumenical friends that had not… Read more »

Reconciliation is Community

Kwe’ Pjilasi! Ni’n teluisi Crystal. Tleyawi Ktaqmkuk pasna wiki Winnipeg. (Hi, welcome! My name is Crystal. I am from Newfoundland but I am currently living in Winnipeg.) For a while now, I have been on a journey to learn parts of my culture that were lost. My paternal ancestors travelled from Europe and settled in… Read more »

Community Television Broadcast of the World Day of Prayer 2023

Newfoundland Local TV Community Channels Network Area Day/Time Rogers   Central/Western Newfoundland Corner Brook, Grand Falls Windsor, and Gander Friday, March 3, 2023 – March 5, 2023 Check Listing for times Shaw Direct East       Ontario and East       Friday, March 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm ET Saturday, March 4, 2023… Read more »