Global Fellowship held its Triennial Council and Conference in Lusaka from 13th – 17th August 2019.

This was the 19th meeting of the Council since we began in 1963. The event was attended by 43 representatives from 14 countries including: Australia, Bahamas, Cameroon, Denmark, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, New Zealand, Rwanda, Uganda, United Kingdom and Eire, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The conference was opened by her honour, the Vice President of Zambia, Inonge Wina at a nationally televised ceremony held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

The theme of the conference was “Becoming a strong voice in society, for and by youth, to get and give space.” During the week we were treated to rich input from several keynote speakers such as Dr Abraham Chikasa of the Bible Society in Zambia along with a series of workshops led by FDF and local Zambian organisations on how to engage young people more fully within the leadership and decision making processes of our organisations. We also were privileged to enjoy seeing first hand the youth ministry of BB Zambia and experienced a taste of the heritage and culture of the Zambian nation.

At the council a new Executive Committee was elected including: Ane Kolby Kristiansen (Denmark), Paul Kabanda (Uganda), Simon Gallager (UK and ROI) and Tim Pratt (New Zealand). David Martin was ratified as Honorary Treasurer. The new EXCO elected Tim Pratt as new Chair.

Many thanks are extended to the host committee in BB Zambia, chaired by Aaron Kambikambi for putting together such a super event and for ensuring it was a great success.

Tim Pratt, Chair of the Global Fellowship of Christian Youth

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