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World Federation Day Study Program 2020

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The 2020 World Federation Day Study Program is now available to download from our website. This program is designed to be used as close as possible to October 26th – Federation Constitution Founding Day.

Thursdays in Black ambassadors: “We must enable and promote safe spaces for all”

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World Council of Churches (WCC) ambassadors of the Thursdays in Black campaign are standing behind a joint statement that urges both awareness and protection from the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and gender-based violence. “As countries respond to COVID-19 with necessary restrictions on movements and activities, more people are calling violence…

Thursdays in Black: “Pray for God’s protection for everyone”

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Thursdays in Black ambassadors and supporters are calling on us all to protect women who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are in situations that make them vulnerable to violence. Thursdays in Black

Maundy Thursday in Black

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We are told to stay at home and stay safe. But for some that feels impossible. Some women, some children, men even, Face another risk during this pandemic. They fear the person who Lives with them. In that secret upper room, Celebrating Passover freedom with his friends, Jesus knelt like…

LIDIA RIBET NOFFKE

Area President

Europe: Continental Area

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My Story

Lidia Ribet Noffke was born in Siena (Italy) and her father was a pastor in the Waldensian and Methodist church. Being a pastor, Lidia’s father moved to different churches, but he served in the Milan Waldensian Church for 14 years and there she was able to start and finish all her studies and she specialized as an interpreter. In Pisa, Lidia met her husband while he was serving in the US armed forces. At the end of his military duties they went to the United States where he taught mathematics. Returning to Italy, in Rome, her husband decided to study theology at the Faculty of theology in Rome and be a pastor. During these early years they had four children and a fifth came later. In Italy all the family was involved in church life, especially the pastor’s wife, which Lidia liked very much since she already had the example of her mother. In fact, soon after confirmation, Lidia started teaching in the Sunday School. Later she also served as a member of the National Committee for the Sunday School organization. She has been working with women’s groups, both locally and on the national level and she has been a member of various national ecclesiastical organizations in Italy: the Federation of Protestant Churches, the Federation of Protestant Women and the Waldensian and Methodist Federation for which Lidia served as president for three terms.

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April 23, 2020

Thursdays in Black ambassadors: “We must enable and promote safe spaces for all”

World Council of Churches (WCC) ambassadors of the Thursdays in Black campaign are standing behind a joint statement that urges both awareness and protection from the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and gender-based violence. “As countries respond to COVID-19 with necessary restrictions on movements and activities, more people are calling violence…
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April 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday in Black

We are told to stay at home and stay safe. But for some that feels impossible. Some women, some children, men even, Face another risk during this pandemic. They fear the person who Lives with them. In that secret upper room, Celebrating Passover freedom with his friends, Jesus knelt like…
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October 11, 2019

Thursdays in Black Ambassadors

The World Council of Churches has produced a series of interviews with Thursdays in Black ambassadors highlighting those who are playing a vital role in increasing the impact of our collective call for a world without rape and violence. Alison Judd is the world president for the World Federation of…
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July 28, 2019

Thursdays in Black

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner who is Geneva Secretary for the World Methodist Council, supports the Thursdays in Black campaign. She has sent a link which invites us to contribute to a “Waterfall of Solidarity and Resistance” https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/contribute-to-a-thursdays-in-black-global-exhibit-waterfall-of-solidarity-and-resistance