On December 13, we embarked on an inspiring and celebratory journey as we hosted the Senior Friend Virtual Christmas Event. This gathering highlighted the historical identity of WSCF, affirming the legacy of ecumenical leadership in today's pursuit of justice. The three focal points of the event were legacy, impact, and relevance.
Legacy: During the event, Salters Sterling from Ireland, Betsy Anderson from Canada, and Prof. Bungaran from Indonesia, all esteemed Senior Friends of the WSCF, shared captivating stories and anecdotes that delved into WSCF's identity and the legacy of ecumenical leadership.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), and Kairos Palestine hosted a webinar on December 5, 2023, titled “Witness from Palestine: Reclaiming Humanity Amidst Double Standards and Dehumanization.”
A Capacity Building Workshop on Financial Management was held on September 14 as part of the broader capacity-building initiatives within the WSCF's political and executive bodies. The training was guided by Triayu Kodrat, Finance Officer of Kerk in Actie, a partner of the WSCF, Jean-Luc De La Soujeole, outgoing Finance Officer of the WSCF, and Marcelo Leites, WSCF General Secretary.
WSCF condemns violence and calls for immediate cessation of war and hostility and for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel
In light of the recent developments in the occupied territory of Palestine, marked by violence against civilians by an armed group that breached the fence that separated the Gaza of southern Israel and the declaration of a "State of War" by Israel that has escalated the violence, the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) issues this public statement.
Dear Senior Friends,
Warm greetings from WSCF! It is with deep appreciation for your long-standing support that I reach out to you today.
The World Student Christian Federation has a rich history of forming and uniting youth and students worldwide, embracing diversity, and practicing ecumenical principles. Our mission is rooted in the pursuit of justice, international solidarity, human dignity, and the care of the creation.
The recent WSCF 37th General Assembly (GA) reminded us of the profound impact we can collectively make on the world. The following themes - programmatic areas were discerned and approved by the GA: Climate and Economic Justice; Youth, Peace, and Security - Peacebuilding; Democracy, Human Rights, and Fundamentalisms; Identity, Diversity, Dialogue, and Gender Justice; and Youth Ecumenical Leadership.
To address these themes and make a lasting impact, WSCF will implement a range of strategies that cut across our programs: Biblical Theological Reflection; Youth Mobilization and Participation; Advocacy and Solidarity; Capacity Building and Strengthening of Movements. These strategies are the cornerstone of our work with youth and students worldwide for the upcoming years.
The programs are at the forefront of addressing pressing global issues, such as the urgency of climate and economic justice, or the uprising of fundamentalisms worldwide that challenge the human rights agenda advances, and the continued work on peacebuilding and gender equity. By including these themes in our daily activities, we can make a real difference in the lives of students and their communities worldwide, demonstrating our commitment to justice, international solidarity, and human dignity.
In addition, our mission intends to empower the current generation of students, through the new program Youth Ecumenical Leadership. WSCF believes that by equipping young leaders within Student Christian Movements (SCMs) and ecumenical groups, we empower them to become advocates for change both within their communities, churches, and beyond.
In the name of the Lord, we joyfully announce the triumphant conclusion of the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Student Christian Movement of Nigeria, themed “RAISING SONS OF ISSACHAR” (1 Chronicles 12:32). This four-day spiritual gathering took place from August 31st to September 3rd, 2023 at the esteemed John R. Mott Center in Port Harcourt and we were profoundly blessed by divine intervention throughout.
“Envisioning Ecumenical Youth Advocacy and Solidarity in the 21st Century: Human Rights, Gender Justice and Leadership Engagement”
Jakarta, Indonesia, 13-23 July 2023
Under the theme “Envisioning Ecumenical Youth Advocacy and Solidarity in the 21st Century”, the World Student Christian Federation held a global event from 13 to 23 July 2023 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Organised by the Interregional office of the WSCF, the Regional Office of WSCF Asia Pacific Region and the Student Christian Movement of Indonesia GMKI, this event held four different activities:
- Staff and Officers Meeting
- International Seminar on Human Rights and Fundamentalisms
- Gender Sensitivity Workshop
- Regional Committee of WSCF Asia Pacific Region
Proceso de búsqueda de Ejecutivo Regional 2023
Secretaria/o Regional de América Latina y el Caribe: El Ejecutivo Regional es responsable de coordinar, gestionar, apoyar, organizar y ampliar las actividades de la FUMEC a nivel mundial y regional, de acuerdo con la Constitución y los Reglamentos de la FUMEC. Él/ella debe actuar según las recomendaciones del Comité Ejecutivo Global y la Mesa Directiva de ALC.
El Ejecutivo Regional para ALC trabajará con los Movimientos Estudiantiles Cristianos (MEC) y cooperará con la Mesa Directiva Regional, la Oficina Interregional y los miembros del Comité Ejecutivo, para garantizar que la misión de la WSCF/FUMEC-ALC se cumpla a través de programas y planificación estratégica.
The Regional Executive and Global Program Director is responsible for coordinating, managing, supporting, organizing and expanding WSCF activities globally and regionally, according to the WSCF Constitution and By-laws. They are to act on recommendations of the Executive and Regional Committee respecting local laws.
The Regional Executive and Global Program Director will work with the Secretary General and Student Christian Movements (SCMs), and cooperate with the Regional Chair and Executive Committee members, to ensure that the mission of the Federation is fulfilled through programs and strategic planning.
The “empty tomb” is the foundation of our hope for a just world. Easter, then, is the celebration of hope in a world that is increasingly becoming hopeless. Hope for a better and just world is the special privilege of the poor and the marginalised. The Cross was Jesus identification with the struggles of the oppressed and the Resurrection, its vindication.
Have a hope-filled Easter!
Geevarghese Coorilos, WSCF Chairperson
The Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) is one of the longest established ecumenical events. The WSCF publishes ecumenical services of worship on a theme that relates to the Federation's theme of study for the year or responds to current events and issues of concern to the world's students.
The RedBook is WSCF's Annual Report produced by the Inter-Regional Office, available in print and online editions. Printed copies are distributed through the regional offices of the WSCF.
Peru is experiencing an escalation of violence carried out by the coup d'état of Dina Boluarte. Since the dismissal of Pedro Castillo as President of Peru on December 7, the people have taken the streets demanding new elections, the resignation of the current government, the Constituent Assembly and the release of Castillo.
2021 to 2025
|Dr. Geevarghese Mor Coorilos
|Ms. Pavlina Manavska
|Mr. Ramy Farouk Mahrous Sarofim Hanna
|Ms. Ebere Ubesie
|GLOBAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (ExCo)
|Ms. Facia Harris
|Mr. Willy Masaka
|Ms. Hnin Wai Thi Aung
|LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
|Ms. Malena Lozada Montanari
|Natália Miguel Blanco
|Ms. Yasmina Rishmawi
|Mr. Paula Raffat
|Ambassador Ilari Rantakari,
WSCF Centennial Fund
|Mr. Marcelo D. Leites
|Mrs. Rana Khoury
|IRO COMMUNICATION & GS ASSISTANT
|Ms. María Camila U. Bonilla
|WEB DEVELOPER & SITE ADMIN
|Ms. Doris Lois B. Rifareal
|REGIONAL EXECUTIVES and GLOBAL PROGRAM DIRECTORS
|Mr. Morgan Mambwe
|Ms. Yowanda Yonggara
|Mrs. Serena Tiburtini
|LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
|Ms. Dianet de la Caridad Martínez
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37th GA Platform