Win Czum – WICC Board Story

I’m Win Czum, WICC board member appointed by the United Church Women (UCW) of Canada. I bring information to the UCW national group who have communications reps to further share the news. As well as being the UCW rep on the board, I am a member of the Marketing/Communications team. Over fifty years ago, I… 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 »


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. Anyone attending a World Day of Prayer service should have an opportunity to donate. **** ONLINE DONATIONS: We are encouraging online donations. This will help keep us safe during COVID-19, and… Read more »

Leaders’ Planning Guide for 2022 World Day of Prayer (WDP) Services – prepared by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC)

WDP 2022 Theme: “I Know the Plans I Have For You.”           Writing Committee: England, Wales & Northern Ireland (EWNI)          Thank you for coordinating World Day of Prayer 2022 in your community! PLANNING STEPS: Understanding the Basics Registering as a Service Coordinator Becoming Informed Forming a Planning Committee Setting a Date & Time Planning Location/Delivery… Read more »

Promoting World Day of Prayer

All suggestions are superseded by COVID-19 Precautions. 1. Become familiar with WDP resources and all 2022 service options to help ensure compliance with any COVID-19 precautions in place. Examples:  watch service video at home, set up a Zoom group to share the reading parts. 2. Notify COMMUNITY CHURCHES with phone calls and/or emails to pastors, office… Read more »

World Day of Prayer Service Options for 2022

World Day of Prayer Service Options for 2022 Given that COVID-19 may restrict options for gathering, we ask you to consider a number of safe ways to celebrate World Day of Prayer 2022 – England, Wales, Northern Ireland. Watch, as an individual or in groups, a full-length service video featuring participants from across Canada. This… Read more »

Prayer and Consideration for the Women of Afghanistan

The year was 1988, and each month a small column would appear in our Diocesan newspaper, written by a woman named Win Perryman, on behalf of Amnesty International.  In the fall of that year, I was a newly ordained Anglican pastor, just settling into my first parish in rural Eastern Ontario. The conversations and ministry… Read more »