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
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
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.
Here is a list of European projects which have been granted by FLC in former years:
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:
The address and contact information of this country's board has not yet been added to this website. Please check back with us soon.
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.
The Ruth Epting fund is named after the founder of EFECW. Ruth Epting had a vision of a reconciled and peaceful Europe, and a boundless desire to empower women and nurture their talents.
The fund is for women to give and receive to ensure the future of the forum. We need to make sure that women, especially those new to ecumenical engagement, can share in the experiences of the forum and that all countries are adequately represented when decisions are made. Many are prevented by the lack of finances and the inability to raise money in the economic climate of their own countries.