WSCF GLOBAL PROGRAMMES
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.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) joins once again the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign that starts on Friday, November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and goes until International Human Rights Day on December 10. This campaign was launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. In 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General launched the UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign in support of this civil society initiative which runs parallel to the 16 Days of Activism.
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) participated in the 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held from 31 August to 8 September 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly is the highest governing body of the WCC where all member churches gather in one place for prayer and celebration, this time under the theme “Christ's love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.
Dear Moderator Dr Agnes Aboum,
Acting General Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca,
Elected General Secretary Rev. Prof Dr Jerry Pillay,
Members of the 11th General Assembly
On behalf of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), I would like to extend our greetings and congratulations to the World Council of Churches as you gather for the 11th General Assembly. We are very honoured to be with you as you continue to discern and reaffirm that Christ's love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.
Since its inception in 1895, the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), the world’s oldest ecumenical youth and student movement, has formed and nurtured generations of young critically-minded ecumenical leaders in faithful service and witness to the mission of Jesus Christ in different parts of the world, encouraging young people from Protestant, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic and Anglican traditions to dialogue and cooperate for justice. As a forerunner of the World Council of Churches, the WSCF from the outset has been crucial in forming leaders for the churches.
The WSCF joins the Women's Global Strike in the International Women’s Day. This year's theme focuses on working women all around the world acknowledging that if women stop, the world stops.
We give thanks and celebrate women´s life, contributions and struggles for their rights. At the same time we recognize that the dominant patriarchal culture still does not allow men, women and all creation to coexist in just and equitable relationships.