Samuel Efrain Murillo Torres (Youth and Young Adult Officer – President)
I was born in Mexico City and have been part of the Methodist Church of Mexico during my whole life. I have an honors Theological degree from “Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley” and currently completing my Masters in Dogmatics degree from “Comunidad Teologica de Mexico”. Im deeply committed on ecumenism, inter religious dialogue and reconciliation, therefore, I participated as Steward during the meetings of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches in 2014 and studied a postgraduate certificate in ecumenical studies from the “Ecumenical Institute of Bossey” attached to the University of Geneva in 2015.
I am currently a resident member of the Community of St. Anselm, that is an ecumenical monastic community for Youth and Young Adults based at Lambeth Palace as part of the Ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and the Church of England (2016 – 2017). I believe that we can find reconciliation among societies and churches only through the Gospel by staying together. There are important elements in Monastic Theology and community life that could help and guide our local communities today, emphazising our wesleyan tradition on personal and social holiness.
Lissa Belle Ramos Brown (Youth and Young Adults Committee Chair)
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Hi! My name is Isay and I am from the Philippines. For decades, I have been a member and lay leader of our church, Iglesia Evangelica Methodista En La Islas Filipinas (IEMELIF, Evangelical Methodist Church in the Philippines). I am also an active member of the Ecumenical circle here in the Philippines, and currently serves as the General Secretary of the Philippine Ecumenical Youth Council, which is the largest aggrupation of the Young People coming from the protestant churches. As part of my ecumenical involvement, I am also the Vice Chairperson representing the Youth of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. As an ecumenical person, I believe in the beauty of diversity where in everyone has a space, and can contribute their voice towards peace building. My love for people has also compelled me to work with the most marginalized in our society. I am now involved and working with an interfaith movement against Trafficking in Persons. I am the program coordinator to PIMAHT (Philippine Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking) serving different organizations, churches and institutions responding to the call of ending human trafficking. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology, and right now, I am currently finishing my master’s degree in Special Education.
I envision communities of different faiths, nationalities and generations hand-in-hand in performing acts of love and justice; That as compelled by the love of Christ, we are being called to proclaim and share this love out in the world, for everyone to build on towards life in its fullness.