MEDIA RELEASE – World Day of Prayer 2021

Build on a Strong Foundation

The invitation is out for everyone – men, women, and children of all ages – to join the 2021 World Day of Prayer as we celebrate the theme: Build on a Firm Foundation.  Vanuatu, a chain of islands to the east of Australia, has prepared the service this year. We are encouraged to reflect on the challenges this republic has encountered during its steps to independence over the last forty years. The writing team has shared the injustice obstacles that the women of Vanuatu have met, and the hopes they have for the future. These experiences unite us all in prayer and solidarity. 

World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church event that began 99 years ago bridging social, geographic, and political barriers in over 170 countries. The weekend of prayer begins in Samoa and then travels in many languages throughout the world — through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Australia, and the Americas. Together we pursue justice, peace, and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action. 

The preparation for the day is vast. An international committee is based in New York and there are national committees and organizations in each participating country. In Canada, the World Day of Prayer (WDP) is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC), one of the original founders of this prayer movement.

Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer transform our prayers into action in the form of project grants empowering women and children in our own country and throughout the world. All regions share in the grants, with consideration given to greatest need. Through WDP offerings, WICC has distributed over 2.5 million dollars in the past 35 years. The vision is to restore hope to women and children touched by injustice.

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) invites you, your friends and family to join a service in over 1,100 Canadian communities on or near Friday March 5,2021.   Many of these will take place via Zoom. As well, individuals and families are welcome to watch a one-hour WDP service video prepared by WICC that features participants from across Canada.  This video will be available on wicc.org as of February 15, 2021.

A Kamloops World Day of Prayer service will be on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 1 PM( PST)

Join us via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81858550240?pwd=WGdOOWNEdUFQUE1JV3pPMUh3SUFGZz09

Meeting ID: 818 5855 0240
Passcode: 369695
Dial by your location  +1 778 907 2071 Canada

For more information, please contact:  Email: stpaulscathedral@shawbiz.com  

LOCAL ORGANIZERS: St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Holy Family Parish, Kamloops United,

Hills of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrews Presbyterian, St. Peter’s Monty Creek, St. Alban’s Ashcroft.

Another option for taking part in the World Day of Prayer Service on March 5th or after this date is to go to kamloopssalvationarmy.ca

For more information on this event, please contact:   Capt. Kelly Fifield   Phone 250-554-1611

To learn more about WICC, please go to wicc.org or call 416.929.5184 or email wicc@wicc.org.  Mailing address:  47 Queen’s Park Cres E., Toronto, ON M5S 2C3

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