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FEDERACIÓN UNIVERSAL DE MOVIMIENTOS ESTUDIANTILES CRISTIANOS        WORLD STUDENT CHRISTIAN FEDERATION        FEDERATION UNIVERSELLE DES ASSOCIATIONS CHRETIENNES D'ETUDIANTS
FEDERACIÓN UNIVERSAL DE MOVIMIENTOS ESTUDIANTILES CRISTIANOS · WORLD STUDENT CHRISTIAN FEDERATION · FEDERATION UNIVERSELLE DES ASSOCIATIONS CHRETIENNES D'ETUDIANTS

  

FUMEC  WSCF  FUACE

The FEDERATION

Ut Omnes Unum Sint – That They All May Be One

The WSCF, founded in 1895 – the oldest international student organisation – brings together people from all Christian faiths and traditions, encouraging dialogue between students of diverse cultures. It is where the voices of the national youth movements in the six regions come together and connect.

WSCF organizational structure

FROM GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS TO A GLOBAL PLATFORM

Local

The life of WSCF is based on local ecumenical groups of students called SCMs – Student Christian Movements – in universities and colleges who work, study and pray together. Presently there are 117 affiliated student groups in 94 countries, reaching out to over 2 million members worldwide.

Some local movements are denominational that belong to a larger ecumenical association. In some cases an SCM group is an integrated part of the life of a Christian college or Theological college. Local groups operate different models of leadership appropriate to their cultural context. Most of them are led by a combination of people who take responsibility for organising the group’s study and dialogue programme, movement building, finances, outreach and activism.

The WSCF was established in 1895 at Vadstena Castle, Sweden, by students and student leaders from ten North American and European countries. Key founders included John R. Mott (USA) and Karl Fries (Sweden).

1922 WSCF General Assembly in Beijing, China1922 WSCF General Assembly in Beijing, China

John R MottJohn R Mott, WSCF co-founderThere is a close historical connection between the WSCF and the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Christian Associations. Mott, for example, was leader of the YMCA, and with the help of YMCA colleagues he developed the vision and strategies for forming an international federation of autonomous and self-directing ecumenical student movements. Much of the subsequent work of establishing and linking SCMs was done with the assistance of YMCAs and YMCAs.

SCM or Student Christian Movement is the most commonly used name for the WSCF-affiliated ecumenical student groups who meet in schools, universities and other tertiary institutions to study, work and pray together.

Local SCMs

Most local SCMs are ecumenical student organisations that hold regular meetings within a particular university, college or school. Some local movements are denominational student and youth groups which belong to a larger ecumenical association. In some cases an SCM group is an integrated part of the life of a Christian college or Theological college.

Local groups operate different models of leadership appropriate to their cultural context. Most groups are led by a combination of people who take responsibility for organising the group's study and dialogue programme, worship life, movement building, finances, outreach and activism.

WSCF Regions

CONNECTING TWO MILLION MEMBERS IN OVER 90 COUNTRIES.

WSCF regions brings its various national movements together to work on common projects and programmes on a regular basis. Each region is supported by salaried staff and a Regional Committee oversees its operations.

WSCF has six regions; Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North America. WSCF regional programme and administrative staff operate from their regional offices in Nairobi, Hong Kong, Italy, Buenos Aires, Beirut and New York.

WSCF Africa   WSCF Asia‑Pacific   WSCF Europe   WSCF Latin America and Caribbean   WSCF MiddleEast   WSCF North America
Africa
 
Asia-Pacific
 
Europe
 
LAC
 
Middle East
 
North America

That they all may be one

The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is a global federation of student Christian groups. WSCF is ecumenical – welcoming people from all Christian traditions and encouraging dialogue between students of different traditions. WSCF has members from Protestant, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions and from other faiths.

As a federation of student movements, the WSCF empowers and connects responsible young leaders around the world in their path to changing tomorrow. We encourage a culture of democracy to mobilize youth to become pro-active in society, promoting positive change through dialogue and action between different traditions and cultures.

The WSCF is the oldest international student organization, founded in 1895 by North American evangelist and global ecumenist John R. Mott. Mott's ecumenical vision and missionary zeal also contributed to the beginnings of the World Council of Churches (WCC). From the outset WSCF has been crucial in the formation of leaders for the ecumenical movement. The WCC owes much of its founding leadership to former members of the WSCF.

The local and national groups that make up the Federation are largely known as Student Christian Movements (SCMs). In some cases the youth or student movement of a national church or other ecumenical organisation is a member of the WSCF. While university, polytechnic and other tertiary students make up the bulk of SCM membership, high school students are also involved in some movements. Students who join an SCM are encouraged to study their Christian faith and their world with the same depth and passion they bring to their studies. SCMs are renowned for their openness to searchers as well as believers and for a strong commitment to social justice.

Today, WSCF connects two million members in over 90 countries, having over one hundred affiliated national movements which span the six WSCF regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North America.

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Connecting two million members in over 90 countries

WSCF Africa
Africa
WSCF Asia-Pacific
Asia-Pacific
WSCF Europe
Europe
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Latin America
WSCF Middle East
Middle East
WSCF North America
North America

  

  

World Student Christian Federation

Federación Universal de Movimientos Estudiantiles Cristianos

Federation Universelle des Associations Chretiennes D'etudiants

WSCF / FUMEC / FUACE

The WSCF is a global federation of student Christian groups forming the youth and student
arm of the global ecumenical movement.

  WSCF is ecumenical – welcoming people from all Christian faiths and traditions – encouraging
dialogue and action between students of diverse cultures towards becoming pro-active
in society and promoting positive change.

Since 1895 – now connecting two million members in over 90 countries – the Federation continues to provide
support to committed young students around the world to carry out humanitarian, justice and advocacy work
in their community, with the view of nourishing and cultivating their leadership skills and qualities
as tomorrow’s leaders.

Who We Are

A rich history and a common vision binds the people at the core of the Federation's life and movement

WSCF in Action

Empowering and connecting young leaders around the world in their path to changing tomorrow

Resources

Official publications, statements, communiqués and other organisational documents

Support WSCF

Coming together, sharing and building a global network of solidarity and action

  

World Student Christian Federation (WSCF/FUMEC/FUACE)

Ut Omnes Unum Sint

That they all may be one

 (John 17:21)

The World Student Christian Federation is the oldest international student organisation, founded in 1895.

Throughout its history for over a century, the Federation has brought students together across theological and cultural boundaries — a context where young Christians from all churches and nations meet. As a global community "committed to dialogue, ecumenism, social justice and peace," WSCF calls its members "to faith in God, to discipleship within the life and mission of the Church and to help them strive for peace and justice in and among nations."

The WSCF is a global fellowship of Student Christian Movements putting their faith into action to contribute to the renewal of the ecumenical movement and to promote justice and peace in the world. WSCF is called to be a prophetic witness in church and the transformation of the world where God’s love for creation, justice and peace is shared by all across boundaries of race, class, ethnicity, culture, gender and sexuality. This vision is nurtured by a radical hope of God’s reign in history and liberating faith in Jesus Christ.

WSCF is a non-governmental organisation affiliated with the following international bodies:

ECOSOC
Consultative Status
as NGO
UNESCO
Consultative Status
as NGO
WCC
Advisory Status to the
Central Committee
ACT Alliance
Observer Member
EAA
Member

  

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Once your registration has been authenticated and activated, you will gain access to certain restricted sections in this site. Please read our Terms.

 
A pledge campaign to support WSCF from within
 
 

Help build the WSCF
 
 

with the WSCF
 
 

Check out with PayPal
via credit / debit card
 
FOLLOW US !

Facebook hub

Check out our latest Facebook posts directly from here. In one page, you will have feeds from our six regions as well!  KEEP UPDATED!

 
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