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Introducing the 2013—2014 Horizons Bible study

Posted on June 27, 2013

Each year Presbyterian Women produce an ecumenical Bible Study based on a theme of current interest and written by a woman.  The study for 2013-2014 focuses on stories that take place in Egypt, the WDP writer country for 2014, and themes of migration and immigration, the WDP theme for 2013.  Perhaps this study could serve … Continue reading Introducing the 2013—2014 Horizons Bible study

June 20: World Refugee Day

Posted on June 20, 2013

With this year’s WDP focus in immigrant and migrant people, we felt it was especially important to lift up World Refugee Day.  Each year on June 20th the United Nations and countless civic groups around the world celebrate World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength … Continue reading June 20: World Refugee Day

Share Your Story: Shivonne

Posted on June 13, 2013

WDP asked Shivonne, from Princeton, NJ, how she got involved in WDP and what keeps her interested. As a member of the Nora F. Taylor Women’s Missionary Society at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, I am always working to engage and serve the local, national, and global community. While I was no … Continue reading Share Your Story: Shivonne

Find your dot: Map of 2013 WDP USA services!

Posted on June 06, 2013

Evaluation forms are still coming in (Didn’t fill one out? Download it here!), but we have a pretty good idea of where out 2013 Services took place. Take a look and see if you can pick out your own “dot on the map!”

Accpeting Applications for 2013 WDP USA Grants Through July 15!

Posted on May 30, 2013

Apply for a WDP USA 2013 Grant! Before submitting an application, please carefully review the eligibility requirements to determine that your organization is qualified for funding from World Day of Prayer, USA.   Then, using the outline below as a guide, please prepare a formal proposal, and email it as one document (Microsoft Word or a … Continue reading Accpeting Applications for 2013 WDP USA Grants Through July 15!

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Claremont, CA

Posted on May 24, 2013

Carolyn Kingshill, a resident of Pilgrim Place in Claremont CA, sent us a report of how her community adapted the WDP materials to be used during their half-hour weekly vespers service. Here at Pilgrim Place our Vespers are 30 minutes in length, and the stage at Decker Hall only accomodates about five people.  Those two … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Claremont, CA

WDP Offerings at work in the Philippines

Posted on May 16, 2013

One of the 2012 WDP USA grants went to International Justice Mission.  The project they requested funding for involves working with women survivors of human trafficking in Cebu, Philippines. On the night they were rescued from trafficking, the high school-aged girls shared their stories with IJM and government social workers. They played games and spent … Continue reading WDP Offerings at work in the Philippines

WDP Offerings Helping to End Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on May 10, 2013

One of the organizations that your 2012 World Day of Prayer offerings supported is Mpanzi, working in rural villages in Africa.  You can read more about the work we funded on our 2012 grants page. What follows is an excerpt of a new book written by Jackie Ogega, co-founder and co-director of Mpanzi, about her … Continue reading WDP Offerings Helping to End Female Genital Mutilation

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: Landsborough Seventh Day Adventist Church

Posted on May 10, 2013

Inter-generational cooperation was at work during the World Day of Prayer service at Landsborough Seventh Day Adventist Church! Check out this video of Elizabeth Little, singing a duet with her granddaughter, who also played the flute!

WDP in the News!

Posted on May 07, 2013

Eleanor Long from Macomb, IL send this clipping in!