Year One of PWRDF’s three-year education focus on Creation Care: Climate Action has centred around food security and climate change. Three learning modules have been developed to date for individuals or groups to explore these issues and learn how PWRDF’s partners and volunteers are addressing these challenges.
In this webinar, you will be introduced to the fourth module, “Sabbath Rest,” and learn how you might use all of the modules in your parish or community. You will hear from the Rev. Canon Cathy Campbell who has written the module’s reflection, and view a video from partner, ECLOF Kenya, profiling their work with dairy farmers supported by PWRDF. Suzanne Rumsey, PWRDF’s Public Engagement Coordinator, will introduce the series of modules and guide you through “Sabbath Rest.”
Meet the Presenters
The Reverend Canon Cathy Campbell, PWRDF Board Liaison to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Diocese of Rupert’s Land
Cathy is a former academic and retired Anglican priest with a strong commitment to social justice, sustainable development and food security. While Rector at St. Matthew’s, Winnipeg from 2003-16, the church was redeveloped into the WestEnd Commons: 26 units of affordable housing, a neighbourhood resource centre, and a worship centre for seven congregations of various faiths. It was there that she also participated in a PWRDF Connections initiative called the Winnipeg Women’s Resource Centre in Bor, South Sudan. Cathy has written about poverty, hunger and nutrition including Faith as if Food Matters for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Stations of the Banquet: Faith Foundations for Food Justice (Liturgical Press; 2003). She is also part of Anglican Grow Hope, a PWRDF Rupert’s Land initiative with the Foodgrains Bank.
Suzanne Rumsey, PWRDF Public Engagement Coordinator
Suzanne was born and raised in the Kootenay region of B.C., the traditional and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa Nation. She joined PWRDF in 2001 as the Latin America and Caribbean Program Coordinator and in 2010 moved to her current position as Public Engagement Coordinator. Prior to joining PWRDF, Suzanne worked for a decade with the Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA), one of the predecessor coalitions of KAIROS. She is also a part-time student at Trinity College, University of Toronto, working on a Master of Theological Studies degree. Suzanne lives with her son, Robin, in downtown Toronto.