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Boston

On October 8, the Boston Chapter of WFWP had its Second Annual International Festival to raise funds for the Schools of Africa. It was a beautiful day, made more beautiful by our lovely high school and college age ladies dressed in their native dress. They escorted people into the church center that allowed us to use their facilities for the benefit.The building is the former mansion owned by Jordan Marsh, the founder of the first department store in Boston. Some people just came in to see the exquisite woodwork of the building; others came to experience the international flavors. WFWP members from Japan, the Philippines, and Russia gave them a taste of their cultural foods. There were tables set up for Origami, Calligraphy and the Japanese tea ceremony. There were…

More is Always Better

January 2nd, 2016
On November 21, the Massachusetts Chapter of WFWP had an International Bazaar, a joint program with the Japanese community in Boston. A lot of time, effort, and energy went into the preparation for the program, and it was truly a memorable occasion. With international gifts and cuisine, there was something delectable for everyone. The Japanese ladies danced and sang. They even demonstrated a Japanese Ceremonial Tea Ceremony and taught Origami to anyone who wanted to learn how to fold pieces of beautiful paper into amazing shapes. The ladies were all dressed in Kimonos and looked very festive. The food they prepared was amazing! On top of that, the ladies from Russia had prepared and offered their traditional Salmon pie and Borsht. The ladies from the Philippines made egg rolls and…
On April 25th, WFWP partnered with CARP (the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles), to host a panel discussion entitled: Women in Islam. Three Muslim women panelists and women of all ages gathered together in the Commonwealth Salon at the Boston Public Library to explore the topic. The panelists began by introducing themselves and the environment where they grew up. After their introductions, they answered questions posed by the audience. The diverse backgrounds represented in this event created a vibrant and meaningful discussion between the panelists as well as with the audience. The first panelist to speak was Ayesha Anwar. She is a junior at Wellesley College studying to become a doctor while majoring in History. Her story weaved through an explanation of each of the five Pillars of…
Throughout the year, the Boston Chapter of WFWP sells African crafts to raise money to send to the Schools of Africa Project. Where did the goods come from? Mrs. Phyllis Loum, a long-time very active member of WFWP in Boston had a business importing and selling African goods. In 2008, Phyllis passed into the spirit world and her husband, Souleman, who is from Senegal, decided to donate seven huge trunks of African goods to WFWP in honor of his wife and to help the Schools of Africa Project. So Mrs. Peggy Brewster and the Boston Chapter began selling the goods from Africa to raise funds to support the WFWP Schools in Africa. They sell the goods after their local church services as well as at flea markets, and all the…

President Visits Boston

November 30th, 2011
Boston had a long-awaited visit with President Angelika Selle in November. It was only two days, but we were able to visit all three Massachusetts communities. In Worcester we met with 12 sisters at the Kumon Center that is run by the Sugawara family. This is the place where we had a very successful Japanese Culture and Tsunami Relief program last spring, raising over $3,000 with origami, sushi, ikebana, food and music. We hope to have another similar event this year to continue to support Japan. On Sunday, President Selle spoke to the community and then met over lunch with a core team of ladies. One sister came from New Hampshire and two all the way from Maine. They were not disappointed. Several brothers also joined us. Several sisters remarked…