This week's stories for International Development Week lift up the work of our Canadian and global partners.

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Two women in the traditional woven dress of women from Nebaj, Guatemala, show of some of the produce they grew using new agricultural skills.
Credit: Guatemala Conference of Evangelical Churches
Published On: February 13, 2021

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” The work and ministry of many of the church’s global and Canadian partners help ensure  access and participation for all.

In case you missed them, here are stories from International Development Week:

February 7: International Development Week Kickoff

February 8: Finding the Means and the People-Power to Feed the World

February 9: Indigenous Women in Guatemala Empowered to Generate Change

February 10: Climate Change Effects Batter Bangladesh Coastline

February 11: Unique Teachers Unique Students

February 12: Highlighting South-to-South Cooperation

What you can do to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Support your local community’s initiatives for homework clubs, school breakfast programs, and afterschool programs. Many United Church community and social justice ministries offer programs to help children and youth succeed in school.
  • Give to Mission & Service to help support Canadian and global partners working towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Support The Healing Fund to further healing initiatives for survivors of the residential school system and its ongoing intergenerational impacts.
  • Participate in the education, theological reflection, and advocacy efforts of the National Ecumenical For the Love of Creation campaign for climate justice.
  • Pray for all affected by hunger. You may wish to use this Prayer for Food Security.
  • Advocate for change to climate change policy with the Canadian government and other decision-makers. Visit Act Now for timely opportunities to take action.
  • Plan a prayer service for International Women’s Day or celebrate PIE day.
  • Continue to support Mission & Service partner the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Many United Church people and congregations contribute to CFGB by supporting growing projects in their local areas.
  • Support initiatives in your local community that alleviate poverty and work toward eradicating it. Many United Church community and social justice ministries offer these grassroots programs and services.

Follow United Action for Justice’s Facebook page and the Round the Table blog for more information on how your community of faith can learn more, participate, and #goforthegoals!

For more information

Thi Van Hoang
Program Coordinator, Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Response
416-231-7680 x2758
1-800-268-3781 x2758