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WDP USA Board Meets

Posted on April 12, 2013

The WDP USA Board met April 12-14 in New York City. During the weekend meeting, Kathleen Clark was honored for her years of service to WDP USA as Assistant Treasurer. Kathleen (pictured above, front row, first from the left) has been instrumental in making connections for WDP in Iowa and throughout the US! On Saturday, … Continue reading WDP USA Board Meets

WDP at Ecumenical Advocacy Days!

Posted on April 10, 2013

Over 800 people from more than 55 Christian denominations met in Washington, D.C. April 5-9 for the 10th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference.  Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and  shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. … Continue reading WDP at Ecumenical Advocacy Days!

One Day, Many Ways to Pray: Materials

Posted on April 09, 2013

Many of you do things to adapt and change the materials for WDP to fit your community.  This year, we provided an online “bare-bones” template to help put your bulletin together.  Despite some wrinkles, especially with downloads, many of you expressed gratitude for the online options for ordering this year.  Rest assured that we are … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Pray: Materials

One Day, Many Ways to Pray: Activities

Posted on April 05, 2013

Different communities plan and adapt activities during the Meditation time in the WDP Service for their own congregations preferences and comfort levels. What did your planning team try?  Let us know in the comment section below! Salida, CO WDP Planning Team at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Photo by Jean Hanfelt. “We did the optional activity—each … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Pray: Activities

One Day, Many Ways to Worship: WDP Speakers

Posted on April 01, 2013

WDP Planners reach out in their communities to invite a variety of interesting speakers to present during the Mediation time in the service.  Here are a few ideas from around the country.  Did your community bring in an interesting speaker?  We’d love to hear about it–add your voice in the comments section below! “Sister Bonnie … Continue reading One Day, Many Ways to Worship: WDP Speakers

MPANZI at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Posted on March 20, 2013

On Friday, March 8, Andrea and Meagan, staff of WDP USA, attended an event sponsored by Mpanzi, held as part of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  Mpanzi was a 2012 WDP USA grant recipient, so we were eager to hear their stories firsthand.  Mpanzi is dedicated to promoting peace and development … Continue reading MPANZI at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

World Day of Prayer at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Posted on March 06, 2013

We know that women have a long history of working together across denominations to pool their strengths, skills and resources.  One organization that embodies this history is World Day of Prayer (WDP).  Working in over 170 countries, World Day of Prayer invites women to join together in solidarity of prayer and action every year on … Continue reading World Day of Prayer at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

World Day of Prayer at The Interchurch Center in New York

Posted on March 01, 2013

Today we celebrated World Day of Prayer in The Interchurch Center Chapel in NYC. The variety of speaking roles helped us get many different offices involved in the service. Our group of about 50 women (and some men!) enjoyed the meditative Taizé singing the most. Below are a few clips from the service. How did … Continue reading World Day of Prayer at The Interchurch Center in New York

WDP 2013 France Services

Posted on February 28, 2013

2013 WDP Services

World Day of Prayer events in NYC

Posted on January 11, 2013

Calling all World Day of Prayer women in NYC–please join us at the national office for lunch or our service on March 1! Those celebrating WDP in other places, post a comment below with the date, time and place of your service!