As stated by Archbishop Linda Nicholls:
We know that global economic, social and health inequities exist, and have been exacerbated by the current pandemic. As Anglicans, we work with government and development agencies to see those inequities eliminated—though at an admittedly slow pace. Vaccine inequity is even more urgent and threatens everyone. Viruses know no borders and we know that the provision of COVID vaccines in every part of the country, and the world, is the best way currently to slow down the transmission of the virus and stay ahead of the evolution of more serious variants.
As Christians, however, our concern extends well beyond just self-preservation. It is rooted in our baptismal covenant. We have promised to love our neighbour as ourselves, to respect the dignity of every human being and to seek justice and peace for all, as Christ did during his ministry on Earth. Seeking vaccine equity is not optional, it is commanded by our baptismal promises.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has launched a new Vaccine Equity Fund to contribute to the worldwide vaccination effort from COVID-19. Money donated to this fund will be used to support our partners as they prepare for vaccine rollout in the coming months.
With the cooperation of the Anglican Church of Canada and our Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, PWRDF has created a fund for Anglicans eager to “pay it forward.” Now when you receive your vaccine, you have the opportunity to “Pay it forward” and make a donation to PWRDF’s Vaccine Equity Fund.
For more information and the link to make a donation please visit: https://pwrdf.org/vaccineequityfund/