October 16 is World Food Day, which promotes awareness about the need for food security around the world. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than 820 million people are suffering from chronic undernourishment. This year’s theme is “Our Actions are our Future”, which challenges us to
Canadian Baptists participated with a very different social group known as Children of Hope. Initially, we used the term “orphans and vulnerable children (OVC)” in Rwanda to identify them.
CBM’s denominational partner, The Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC) is hosting their annual regional youth rally this weekend, May 11-12. One Conference, formally known as Springforth, will have up to 2,500 youth from across the region attending. Please pray for the success of the event, that last minute details would
CBM is grateful to be one of the founding partners of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, an organization made up of 15 churches who work collaboratively on ending hunger. Due to the good work and reputation of the Foodgrains Bank and its member, we have been able to receive matching funds from the
Since January Rwanda has been experiencing unusually heavy rainfall causing floods and landslides that are resulting in death and injury, damage to homes and crops, and destruction of infrastructure. There is typically a short dry season from December to February, but this year the rain was continuous. Please pray with us
Since 2014, the She Matters campaign has been a significant advocacy campaign for gender equity that has educated, equipped and empowered marginalized women and girls globally. The campaign has helped raise awareness and support for initiatives that address gender bias in all spheres of society. Millions of women in our world have the
At least two-thirds of uneducated children in the world today are girls. Without access to educational opportunities, girls are at a higher risk to become marginalized and exploited. She is more likely to marry early, to contract HIV and AIDS, and has a higher chance of dying during childhood than her educated female peers.
Deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average for the rest of the world. Kenya and Zambia only have about 1-5% of their primary forests remaining, threatening the very environment that people rely on. In the Northeastern region of Kenya, there are additional challenges, with conflict, historical grievances based on land ownership, tribal and