13 November 2020
Dear WSCF member movements, senior friends and partners,
Greetings from the WSCF Inter-regional office!
We continue to pray that you are all well at this time of COVID19 global pandemic. This pandemic has affected our lives, including the way we do our work and engage with all of you. With the postponement of our In-person 37th General Assembly (GA) last June in Berlin, we continue to strive and adapt to inevitable changes in the life of our Federation under this so called new normal. I’m therefore writing to inform you of two very important changes in the life of our global Federation today.
First, we wish to inform you of the resignation of Ms. Georgine Kengne Djeutane as WSCF Chairperson last September 2020. Georgine leaves the role and responsibilities of the chairperson position to our WSCF Co-vice chairpersons, Immanuel Gopala Kitnan and Salma Sharaf until the next General Assembly (GA) is organized where elections will be held for the new set officers of the Federation.
CALL FOR ENGAGEMENT WITH WSCF IN TIMES OF TRANSITION
As I finish my last official day as General Secretary of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), a colleague informed me that this was the exact day of the year that Rev Dr Philip Potter finished his term as chairperson of the WSCF, and I just now received the news that Philip Potter died today at the age of 93.
Philip Potter, one of the great ecumenical leaders of our time, is widely lauded for his leadership in the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism and as General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. How many know of his earlier formation in the Jamaica Student Christian Movement (SCM) and his leadership of the WSCF as its Chairperson.