ASSEMBLY RESOURCES – Reports and Messages
The World Student Christian Federation held a successful General Assembly in Berlin, Germany, from June 23-30.
|ENG||Message of the 37th GA of the WSCF|
|FRE||Message de l'Assemblé Générale de la FUACE|
|SPA||Mensaje de la Asamblea General de la FUMEC|
|ARA||Message of the 37th GA of the WSCF (Arabic)|
1 July 2022
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) held a highly successful General Assembly in Berlin, Germany, over eight days from 23 to 30 June 2022. The Assembly discussed our shared vision and values, celebrating the central place of Christian faith in young people’s journey together toward justice and peace.
Due to the pandemic our Berlin meeting was the first in-person Assembly for seven years since Bogota Colombia in 2015. The Berlin Assembly enabled leaders of national Student Christian Movements (SCMs) to hear directly from the new leadership team, from each other, and from expert resource people, and to agree key priorities for the Federation.
The Assembly theme Rejoice In Hope (Romans 12:12) was chosen to express the unique and necessary prophetic role of the Federation in proclaiming a positive message of the loving presence of God among us, often in difficult times. Our resilience in witnessing to the message of Jesus Christ in varied and challenging circumstances shows how a new generation of young people are standing up to lead SCMs around the world.
“There is a dire need to continually engage church leaders and society at large on how domestic violence can be reduced and brought under control. “Thursdays in Black” should continue to address and remind us of these problems, especially in the developing countries where gender-based violence prevails more”, said Mrs. Ebere Ubesie, National President, Student Christian Movement of Nigeria (SCM).
Words of Welcome
Let me at the very outset, on behalf of the Officers, the General Secretary and the Executive Committee, offer you a very warm welcome to the 37th General Assembly (GA) of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). This is indeed a historic moment! As we meet here in this beautiful city of Berlin, we also celebrate 127 years of the life and ministry of the Federation. We have been in a transition mode since the GA in Bogota and the challenges caused by the pandemic did not make the transition easy either. We had to hold an extraordinary virtual GA last year to elect the new team of officers. The executive committee that met in November, 2021, approved the proposal to hold an in-person General Assembly in Berlin from 23 June-1July, 2022. And here we are, in spite of all the the pandemic related challenges that we had to encounter in this journey towards the GA in Berlin. The General Assembly has been a great tradition since the inception of the Federation in 1895 and the GA, as you are well aware, is the most representative and the highest decision making body of the Federation. With the representation of more than 100 student Christian movements from around 94 countries, the 37th GA here will review the global situation of the Federation, reflect on contemporary challenges and prospects of member movements and regions; evaluate the work of the Executive Committee and consider and decide on issues around governance including certain constitutional amendments, hopefully in a spirit of consensus.
- Proposal summaries
- Russian military invasion to Ukraine and the role of the ecumenical movement
- Deliberate attempt at exterminating Christian identities, institutions and communities in Nigeria
- WSCF Statement on violence against transgender and non-binary peoples
- Increased inclusion of LGBTQIA+ participants in the WSCF General Assembly
- A call for justice: Hearing the plead of Palestinian Christians and labeling Israel as an apartheid regime
- Respect democracy and human rights! Stand with Myanmar people!
- Denounce Rodrigo Duterte for his crimes against humanity!
Resist the newly-installed Marcos-Duterte regime!
- Call for justice: A land of heritage called Artsakh under destruction
- Progress on the Identity, Diversity and Dialogue program
- Proposal forms