Children’s Camping Ministry: FLC Prayer Concern for August 2019

Fellowship of the Least Coin August 2019 Prayer Concern:  Children’s Camping Ministry August 12, International Youth Day Jesus’ life is the epitome of servant leadership and he calls us, his followers, to the same lifestyle. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me…for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven… Read more »

Indoor Air Pollution – Reduction of Harmful Cooking Effects in Zimbabwe

According to the World Health Organization, 4.3 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of solid fuels. Most were related to Acute Lower Respiratory Infections (ALRI). There is also evidence of linkages of household air pollution to low birth weight, tuberculosis, ischemic heart disease,… Read more »

Human Trafficking: FLC Prayer Concern for July 2019

Fellowship of the Least Coin – July 2019 Prayer Concern July 30, International Day against Trafficking in Persons “Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honour him.” (Proverbs 14:31, NRSV.) Human trafficking is the recruitment and control of a person for the purpose of sexual exploitation,… Read more »

Immigrants: FLC Prayer Concern for June 2019

JUNE 2019 Fellowship of the Least Coin Prayer Concern: IMMIGRANTS June 20, World Refugee Day   Nisha is a college graduate who worked as a secretary-bookkeeper in Ethiopia before arriving in Canada twelve years ago. Nisha earned a business degree, but she continues to have difficulty finding a job with good conditions and pay to… Read more »

Welland Ontario World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer March 1, 2019 Holy Trinity Church, Welland, Ontario My name is Anica Glavac. I was born in 1932 to a middle-class family in the Yugoslav Republic of Slovenia. We were living on the farm. Also, my father had a flour mill. We did have a small house with two bedrooms and… Read more »

Interview with WICC President

Fifty–Four Minutes with Diane Dwarka March 25, 2019 Below, is a condensed version of a phone conversation between Diane Dwarka, WICC President and Janet MacFadyen, Communications Specialist for WICC. In addition to her role as Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada president, Diane is a mother, grandmother, community volunteer, fan of Canada Reads, two-time president of… Read more »

Diversity and Hospitality: FLC Prayer concern for May 2019

Fellowship of the Least Coin prayer concern for May: DIVERSITY & HOSPITALITY May 16 International Day of Living Together in Peace, May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development My late husband, Gordon, and I hosted international students beginning in 1976. They came from different cultures and had different religious beliefs, practices,… Read more »

Fellowship of the Least Coin: April 2018 Prayer Concern

Mental Health Mental health is complex and, often, misunderstood. In the Bible, we find archaic language and understanding about diseases and illnesses we can now explain through a more medical and scientific approach. But if we look at the healing stories in the Gospels, we see some of the complexity of relationships touched by mental… Read more »

Bangkok Foodscape: The Gender of Public Eating

International Focus Bangkok Foodscape: A Gender Factor of Public Eating by J. MacFadyen Three neighbours set out for a wintery morning walk. By the corner of Harbord and Grace, the topic was food. Sue: I saw your husband having Chinese delivered last night. Nicky: Our Florida Airbnb host didn’t list a local grocery store in… Read more »

Creation: The FLC Prayer Concern for April 2019

Fellowship of the Least Coin Prayer concern for April: CREATION April 22, Earth Day Suriname is a beautiful, tropical South American country that is home to diverse people and a wonderful abundance of vegetation and wildlife. As the writer country for the World Day of Prayer 2018 service, the women of Suriname reminded us that… Read more »