World Day of Prayer International Committee
World Day of Prayer International Committee provides the international coordination of WDP through working with National Committees from over 160 countries
World Day of Prayer, New Zealand
We owe a lot to our history: first the National Women’s Committee of the National Council of Churches, who made it a priority to organise World Day of Prayer here. Then the National Committee of Church Women United did sterling work, growing the nation-wide awareness of the prayer-and-giving opportunity. Just at the beginning of 2009 World Day of Prayer was registered as a separate charitable entity, and there was for the first time a dedicated group specifically set up to do the work. The National Committee is at present based in Christchurch. Our primary function is to pray with informed prayer, and then to take prayerful action.
Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC)
he Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) is the only national ecumenical council, with representatives from 10 church partners, focusing on four main concerns of social justice, women’s issues, ecumenism, and the growth of women’s spirituality. The Council respects diversity; fosters connections between church and society; creates opportunities for communication, education, advocacy and theological study. The annual World Day of Prayer and the Fellowship of the Least Coin movement for peace and reconciliation are both coordinated by WICC in Canada. Through World Day of Prayer grants, WICC supports grassroots work to help women and children both in developing countries and here at home escape the cycle of poverty and violence. The Council also prepares an annual service to mark December 6th Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
UK Women’s World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer – Scotland
The Scottish Committee is composed of representatives of all major denominations in Scotland:
- Church of Scotland
- Scottish Episcopal Church
- Congregational Federation
- Baptist Church
- Roman Catholic Church
- Religious Society of Friends
- Methodist Church
- United Reformed Church
- United Free Church of Scotland
- Salvation Army
The Scottish Committee meets several times and works throughout the year to:
- prepare and distribute material for the World Day of Prayer service.
- decide on the distribution of funds.
- promote the World Day of Prayer movement.
Women’s World Day of Prayer South Africa
The Women’s World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women in more than 170 countries, who come together to observe a common day of prayer on the first Friday in March every year. The World Day Prayer brings together women of various races, cultures and churches in fellowship and understanding. In South Africa the first World Day of Prayer service was held in March 1930 in the Sea Point Congregational Church. In 1946 a National Committee for Southern Africa was established. Members of this Committee are nominated by a variety of church leadership. Participation in South Africa is of the best in the world. We praise and thank the Lord for the faith, the need for prayer and the devoted interest in World Day of Prayer revealed by so many Christians in our country!
World Day of Prayer USA
World Day of Prayer USA promotes justice and equality for women through prayer, partnerships, service and celebration.
Stop the Traffik
The power of STOP THE TRAFFIK is in the thousands of activists around the globe who give their time and energy to fight human trafficking by creating change and awareness in their community and beyond. Individuals, communities, organisations, clubs, faith groups, businesses, schools and charities are all part of STOP THE TRAFFIK.
Fellowship of the Least Coin
The Fellowship of the Least Coin (FLC) is a worldwide ecumenical movement of prayer for peace, justice and reconciliation. Through this movement, Christian women around the world seek fellowship with each other and are reminded to live a reconciling and forgiving life with others. Though ‘least coins’ are given with each prayer, it is not a fundraising project, but a movement of prayer without any discrimination of race, colour, culture or denomination. It enables all, whether rich or poor, educated or illiterate, in urban or rural areas, to participate in the offering of their ‘least coin’, with prayer, thus providing ‘gifts of love’ to be given for projects all over the world. These coins are sent regularly to that country’s FLC collection point, where it is forwarded to the FLC Fund. The amount collected by each country is never publicised; only the total sum collected each year is announced. It is important that only the ‘least coin’ of each currency be set aside so that even the poorest women of each country can be a part of this fellowship of love and care.