• recognised voice in Europe


    recognised voice in Europe

    The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women is an international, church-related organisation that is active in over 30 European countries.
    EFECW is a network of women from all Christian Traditions.
  • share own spirituality and expression of faith


    share own spirituality and expression of faith

    The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women is an international, church-related organisation that is active in over 30 European countries.
    EFECW is a network of women from all Christian Traditions.
  • empower Christian women


    empower Christian women

    The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women is an international, church-related organisation that is active in over 30 European countries.
    EFECW is a network of women from all Christian Traditions.
  • strengthen women's network


    strengthen women's network

    The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women is an international, church-related organisation that is active in over 30 European countries.
    EFECW is a network of women from all Christian Traditions.

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The Fellowship of the Least Coin www.flc.net.ph is a global ecumenical women’s movement of prayer for peace, justice and reconciliation. It started in 1956 by Shanti Salomon, a woman from India, and spread out over the whole world. Through this movement Christian women seek fellowship and solidarity with each other. Whenever women pray at home, in church or in a group they put their least coin aside. And many least coins make a big amount of money to support about fourty women’s projects and six scholarships for young women students all over the world every year. Read more about the history: http://www.flc.net.ph/images2/FLC%20Brochure.pdf

fellowship of the least coin

If you, your group or network, your organisation or your country want to contribute your least coins you are welcome to send them to the Austrian EFECW account:
Oekumenisches Forum Christlicher Frauen in Europa
Bank: Schelhammer & Schattera
IBAN: AT64 1919 0000 0026 9688
SWIFT/BIC: BSSWATWW

Hannah Golda, treasurer of EFECW, forwards them once a year to the FLC account in Geneva (World Council of Churches). You can also bring your coins to EFECW conferences and meetings.
Furthermore it is possible to send in project applications.

Every continent has a regional coordinator. For Europe this is Martina Heinrichs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She collects applications which you can send in until the 1st of June every year. Please contact her if you want to apply and ask her for the guidelines and the application forms as well as other details you need to know.

Here is a list of European projects which have been granted by FLC in former years:

  • 2016 Expressions of our faith: logos, music, icon. Ecumenical meeting and sharing among Greek and Cypriot women, Nicosia, Cyprus
    Awareness raising and preventing gender based violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the Informal Network of Rural Women of Zenica Doboj Canton
    Grandmother’s Gazebo summer-school, Bucharest, Romania
    Young women together on pilgrimage, Slovenia
  • 2015 A plea for health: goat milk as an alternative to medication, Moldova
    Mariam: shelter for undocumented homeless migrant women, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Pop Up Monastery, Mariensee, Germany

The forum relies on donations from organisations and individuals in order to continue its work and support women across Europe to participate in our activities. We are also open to working in partnership with other organisations on issues relating to our aims, vision and key priorities.

Please get in touch for further details and information by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the scriptures, and therefore seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It is a community of churches on the way to visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship, expressed in worship and in common life in Christ. It seeks to advance towards this unity, as Jesus prayed for his followers, "so that the world may believe." (John 17:21)

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.

The WCC brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 500 million Christians and including most of the world's Orthodox churches, scores of Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist and Reformed churches, as well as many United and Independent churches. At the end of 2013, there were 345 member churches. While the bulk of the WCC's founding churches were European and North American, today most member churches are in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific.

For its member churches, the WCC is a unique space: one in which they can reflect, speak, act, worship and work together, challenge and support each other, share and debate with each other. As members of this fellowship, WCC member churches:

  • are called to the goal of visible unity in one faith and one eucharistic fellowship;
  • promote their common witness in work for mission and evangelism;
  • engage in Christian service by serving human need, breaking down barriers between people, seeking justice and peace, and upholding the integrity of creation; and
  • foster renewal in unity, worship, mission and service.

http://www.oikoumene.org

Armenia

  • APRESYAN Marianna | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SIMONYAN Kristina | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Austria

  • AUGUSTIN Regine | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • HANDSHIN Esther | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Belarus

  • MARABYOVA Maryana | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bulgaria

  • Krutilin Zoya

Croatia

  • SLAČANAC Ana | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cyprus

  • KATSIOLOUDI Antouanetta | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • PAVLOU Michaela | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Czech

  • POLOPRUTSKA Mira | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Denmark

  • Ellen Juhl Christiansen
  • Anna Vidal

Estonia

  • LILLEOJA Lii | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MÄGILA Pille | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finland

  • PIIROINEN-BACKMAN Outi | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

France

  • CANDON Geneviève | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • LEFEUVRE Michelle | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FYROM

Germany

  • WILLBURGER Margarete | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MAYER-OELRICH Regina | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greece

  • LYRAKI Maria | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SCHICK Maria | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • LANDROU Eleni | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hungary

  • BREBOVSZKY PINTÉR Márta | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ireland

  • Elizabeth Parkins
  • Gilian Wylie

Italy

  • Dora Bognandi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Greetje van der Veer
  • Gianna Urizio

Lithuania

  • DAUKSIENE Ruta Birute | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • IVANAUSKIENE Kristina | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Malta

  • Mary Grace Mercieca
  • Ivy Fleri

Moldova

  • RAILEAN Asea | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Netherlands

  • Liesbeth Wanhill
  • Pia Tiemersma-Prins

Norway

  • Rev. Lise Tostrup Setek
  • Bjørg Helene R. Granum

Poland

  • Ewa Kononienko-Pawlas
  • Walentyna Perzynska
  • Jadwiga Znajdek

Portugal

The address and contact information of this country's board has not yet been added to this website. Please check back with us soon.

Romania

  • SOOS Noemi Ecaterina | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

25th anniversary EFCW in Romania

Russia

  • Marina Shishova
  • Svetlana Chernyaeva

Serbia

  • AJZENKOL Marijana | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • PARNICKI Marija | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Slovakia

  • GULDANOVA Eva | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • HOVORKOVA Nata | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spain

  • Eva Gomez-Pina
  • Pilar Yuste

Sweden

  • GARDBRING Carin | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • LÖFDAHL Else-Britt | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Switzerland

  • FONTANA Eva-Maria | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • ZEERLEDER Catherine | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ukraine

  • HORBAL Nataliya | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • HRYHORYAN Evelina | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

United Kingdom

  • BUCHANAN Fiona | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • COLLINS Sister Brigid | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CURTIS Kate | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • KNIGHTS Dorothy | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women (EFECW) is an international, church-related organisation that is active in over 30 European countries.

EFECW envisions to be a living Christian community of sisters, by creating a holy and safe space where all women – beyond their differences – are empowered to share their spirituality and to experience faith.

EFECW strives to become a recognised voice of Christian women in Church and public life in Europe.