A prayer for women of all generations.
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by Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women in Britain and Ireland
2M ago
Loving and compassionate God, We come before you with hearts full of gratitude for the women of all generations who have walked before us, those who stand beside us, and those who will come after us. We thank you for the strength, wisdom, and grace you have bestowed upon them. We pray for the women who have paved the way, breaking barriers and shattering ceilings. May their courage and resilience continue to inspire us to reach new heights and strive for equality and justice for all. We pray for the women who are currently navigating life’s challenges, juggling responsibilities, pursuing thei ..read more
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Quand notre lecture de la Bible encourage la violence faite aux femmes
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by Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women in Britain and Ireland
10M ago
Interview with Anthea Sully, EFECW England National Coordinator, Our England National Coordinator was pleased to be interviewed by Mary Cotes for an article in French publication Servir Ensemble. Anthea Sully – EFECW England National Coordinator ..read more
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Daily Prayers for the EFECW
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by efecwomen
1y ago
These prayers have been offered by the England Forum to be used as a daily prayer focus for the women of the forum, our nations and churches. PRAYING TOGETHER Lord we come before you, not alone, but in the company of one another, as sisters of the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women. We share happiness with each other – and it becomes greater. We share our troubles with each other – and they become smaller. We share one another’s griefs and burdens – and their weight becomes possible to bear. Help us to hold each other in our hearts and minds as we pray, and as we go about our daily l ..read more
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Women Without Walls by Mary Cotes
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by efecwomen
1y ago
‘A remarkable book that graphically elucidates the gospel’s call to women to be present in the world’ A review of Women Without Walls – How God Shapes Ordinary Women for Extraordinary Kingdom work by forum member Mary Cotes Graceworks ISBN: 9789811471568 Reviewed by Anthea Sully Baptist minister, Mary Cotes, was inspired to write Women Without Walls with a passionate conviction that grassroots women should have access to the empowering stories of women in the Bible. The outcome is a remarkable book that graphically elucidates the gospel’s call to women to be present in the world. Taking the p ..read more
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Methodist Women in Britain
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by efecwomen
1y ago
Surviving by Hope was the theme of the Methodist Women in Britain Conference that took place in Swanwick in April. The keynote speaker and leader for the weekend was Jill Baker, former President of Methodist Women in Britain and a past Vice President of the Methodist Conference. Based in Glasgow, Jill is a former Mission Partner (with her husband Andrew), and she continues to serve the Methodist Church in various roles both locally adn Connexionally. Jill focussed on the energising and sustaining practices of pilgrimage and poetry. Many of the conference sessions can be viewed for free on You ..read more
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Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women – statement on the war in Ukraine
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by efecwomen
1y ago
The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women affirms solidarity with the Ukrainian people and calls for an immediate end to the abuse of power displayed by Putin. The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women is a network of women from all Christian traditions. The Forum is active in over 30 European countries.As members of the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women we strongly condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. This is in contravention of International Law and a violation of the UN Charter which puts the foundations of our peaceful interdependence and shared humanity at ..read more
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Global Theologies of Gender Based Violence
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by efecwomen
1y ago
An event to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020. Christian Aid Scotland, Side by Side, the Scottish Episcopal Church, Act Alliance, and the World Council of Churches are delighted to invite you to an event to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020. We will hear from inspirational speakers on the importance of faith communities and leaders speaking out on gender-based violence, and share some of the creative ways people are challenging gender-based violence in countries and communities across the world. This event will be held on Zoom – th ..read more
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A happy Easter in difficult times
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by efecwomen
1y ago
In such difficult times we are very aware of our sisters across Europe.  We are all living with the strains and worries of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Usually at times of stress it where coming together to mark the major festivals of our faith can offer some comfort and hope for the future.  This year it is different for nearly all of us and many will not be able to be with their friends and loved ones. We are suggesting that you may wish to join with the Swiss Church in London. Reverend Carla Maurer, its pastor, was a board member of the European Forum of European Christian Wome ..read more
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‘Reconciled with creation: a call for urgent action on climate and biodiversity’ – Assembly of European Christian Environmental Networks
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by efecwomen
1y ago
Response to climate change and efforts for sustainable future are linked to an ethical dimension and to broader questions of individual and collective freedom, pursuing of justice and responsibility for future. Churches and faith communities have been increasingly aware of these challenges.    In pursuing these challenges, European Christian Environmental Network announces its next Assembly, which will take place under the title: ‘Reconciled with creation: a call for urgent action on climate and biodiversity’ from 29 August – 2 September 2020 in Evangelical Academy Bad Herrenalb ( G ..read more
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New website from our sisters in Germany
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by efecwomen
1y ago
Our sisters in Germany are pleased to announce their new website.  https://www.oekumeneforum.de/  They describe their themes to include climate, refugees, women,  governments  and more. Segen in die vier Himmelsrichtungen Gott des Friedens, segne den Osten dieser Welt, wo du die Sonne aufgehen lässt Tag für Tag, wo Menschen einander lieben und dich loben; Stärke den Frieden im Osten der Welt. Gott, durch deine Gerechtigkeit segne den Süden dieser Welt, wo die Sonne am Mittag ihren Lauf nimmt, wo die Menschen bauen und bewahren; Stärke das Recht im Süden dieser Welt. Gott, i ..read more
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