Date: August 25, 2019
To: WSCF Executive Committee, Regional Committees, and member movements (Affiliated and Associated)
Re: WSCF 37th GA Invitation Letter and Registration Form
From: Necta Montes, Out-going General Secretary WSCF
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, our saviour and liberator!
I hope you received our email letter dated April 1st 2019 announcing the holding of our 37th General Assembly on June 4 to 11, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. It is my great pleasure to send this invitation letter [ENG FRA SPA] and registration form [ENG FRA SPA] to the forthcoming GA. In this regard, I would like to share with you the following information for the preparations of our Assembly.
Dialogue on Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities and Expressions
Inter-Regional Program on Identity, Diversity, and Dialogue (IDD)
In Partnership with the Council for World Mission (CWM)
We, participants of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Inter-Regional Program on Identity, Diversity, and Dialogue (IDD) in partnership with the Council for World Mission (CWM) held on July 10th to 16th 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, from diverse identities but together belonging to the Federation’s ecumenical family of SCMs and churches in 20 countries namely; Kenya, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Canada, Brazil, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, United Kingdom and Lebanon commit to carrying forward the process of constructive dialogue which has just started for the first time in Africa in the hope of building an inclusive community for justice and peace where people of different sexual orientations and gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics are affirmed and celebrated. To this end, we express our shared understanding and prayers that this may serve to ground the framework of this continuing dialogue.
WSCF Bible and Theology Commission plans the spiritual life of the GA Berlin 2020, appoints Rev. Dr. Kangwa Mabuluki as moderator
Early this year the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) formed a Bible and Theology Commission (BTC) with the aim of building strong theological expertise among member movements and deepen their understanding of biblical work within the Federation. Specifically, the commission will ensure that bible and theology activities will run through the General Assembly (GA) where bible studies and worship life of the GA are integrated. It also aims to build capacity of SCM leaders in leading Bible studies, develop Bible study themes and guide the development of tools and mechanisms, bring back to the mainstream of WSCF, expertise in bible and theology for members and develop partnerships for Bible study and theology with theological institutions.
Dear SCMs, Senior Friends and WSCF Supporters
For over a century, WSCF has served as an invaluable training ground of leaders for the Church, the ecumenical movement, and the social justice movement at large, both locally and globally, for the present as well as the future. But the diminishing of financial resources that are available to the non-profit sector as a whole, particularly for operational costs, is posing a formidable existential threat to WSCF and the historical role it has played as a prophetic witness for the renewal of the Church and the transformation of the world.
Guided by the framework of the WSCF Strategic Fundraising Plan, the WSCF Executive Committee is developing the All in One Boat (AIOB) campaign. The campaign is aimed beyond the immediate need for funds and towards the long-term development goal of bringing the Federation to a state of financial stability, viability and sustainability. We write to obtain your feedback and support for the campaign as it is developed and launched over the coming months.
The theme and the logo depicting the ecumenical boat on 'rough waters' convey the current state of the WSCF and the shared responsibility of SCMers and Senior Friends to keep it afloat.
May 2, 2019
To: WSCF member movements
Re: WSCF 37th General Assembly (GA) preparations
From: WSCF Chairperson and General Secretary
Dear WSCF Affiliated and Associated member movements,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
It is with great joy and excitement that we announce the preparations for our forthcoming General Assembly has started and we are now able to share with you some initial information below so that you can prepare and be part of this historical event in the life of our Federation.