Exciting updates from the International Committee of the Fellowship of the Least Coin

Young woman takes the lead at the International Committee of the Fellowship of the Least Coin

Fellowship of the Least Coin International Committee Chair Awit Marcelino and Vice Chair Lydia Mwaniki.

Ms. Awit Marcelino, representing the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) to the International Fellowship of the Least Coin (ICFLC) and immediate past ICFLC Vice Chairperson, was elected Chair for 2018 to 2020. Awit, 33, represents the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Canada to WICC and has served as a council member since 2012. She is also Canadian representative for Disciples Women’s Leadership Council in the US and Canada, and has been pastor of Sugarbush Christian Church in Guelph, Ontario since 2016. Currently Awit is completing her Master of Divinity at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario.

The Christmas greetings of the ICFLC Chair can now be read at the FLC FB page and website (www.flc.net.ph).

Rev. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki, Director of Family Life and Gender Justice Department of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) was elected Vice Chair. Lydia, 55, is an Anglican priest from Kenya.

The ICFLC has traditionally been led and dominated by older women. The current ICFLC membership has several younger (30 to 55 years young) ones in the group. Providing spaces for younger women to lead is a commitment of the ICFLC towards achieving inclusive, shared and inter-generational leadership.

To Awit and Lydia, we assure you of our full support and prayers as you lead the FLC movement to vibrancy and faithful commitment to justice, peace and reconciliation.

Annual Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand

The 38th ICFLC Annual Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 8 – 13, 2018, among its significant results, has come up with clearer Project Grant guidelines and a Conflict of Interest Policy and Personal Statement to be signed by each member every year. The Conflict of Interest policy is meant to promote the FLC spirit broadly, and to protect the integrity of the Committee and its work.

The 2019 Annual Meeting (October 11 to 19, including travel dates) will be in Ghana, Africa, to be hosted by the AACC. We are looking forward to that with prayers accompanied by our ‘Least Coin’ tokens.

Scholarship Award for Young Women

Pray with our five Scholarship Award for Young Women (SAYW) grantees as they pursue their studies:

1) Anglique Mukankumburwa, 29, MTh, Rwanda

2) Zhimo Kivikali, 28, MTh, India

3) Christina John, 24, Bachelor in Computer/Communications Eng’g., Malaysia

4) Camey Mactzil Rodriguez, 18, Bachelor in Pedagogy of the Kaqchikel Language and Mayan Culture, Guatemala

5) Melisa Judith Cotichini, 32, Degree in Theology, Argentina

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