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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.
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.
To our fellow Senior Friends,
One hundred and twenty three years on and the World Student Christian Federation is still going strong. That's how it is for those of us who have been engaged with the working of the Federation during the last decade.
In those 123 years much is changed. The world is an entirely different place two world wars and multitudes of violent eruptions later. The world of Empire and Colony has almost disappeared. New Nations and new nationalisms have emerged. Transport and Communications have changed utterly. Wealth has been transformed as it has moved from the power of men and women, through machines to global knowledge economies and these new energies are transforming the environment of Planet Earth.
In 1990, the WSCF established an endowment fund to secure the future of the Federation's global work.
The Centennial Fund aims to support ecumenical leadership formation of students who will transform our churches, local communities and the ecumenical movement in the search for justice and peace.
The Fund is based in Geneva and is managed by an an international Board of Trustees, drawn from Senior Friends (former members and friends of the WSCF). The Board releases the income from the fund to support WSCF programmes, publications and leadership formation. It is working to strengthen its fundraising efforts so that it may remain in a position to support the WSCF for years to come.
You may help build the Fund by making a one-time donation or make yours a regular contribution. Simply click the button below. The Centennial Fund Report for 2016 follows below.