Affirming WSCF Legacy

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.

Financial Management Capacity Building Workshop

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 Christmas Virtual Event 2023

Affirming WSCF legacy into today’s pathways of Justice

Invitation: WSCF Christmas Virtual Event

Dear WSCF Senior Friends,

Warm greetings from WSCF!

We are thrilled to invite our Senior Friends and WSCF supporters to join the WSCF Christmas Virtual Event “Affirming WSCF legacy into today’s pathways of Justice,” to be held on December 13th, 2023, at 13 GMT.

The recent WSCF 37th General Assembly (GA) reminded us of the profound impact we can collectively make on the world. In this spirit, the WSCF Christmas Virtual Event has the purpose on one hand to officially introducing and launching among our senior community the new programmatic areas approved for the next quadrennium - Climate and Economic Justice; Youth, Peace, and Security - Peacebuilding; Democracy, Human Rights, and Fundamentalisms; Identity, Diversity, Dialogue, and Gender Justice; and Youth Ecumenical Leadership - Together with the strategies that will be implemented cutting across our programs; Biblical Theological Reflection; Youth Mobilization and Participation; Advocacy and Solidarity; Capacity Building and Strengthening of Movements.

WSCF Intl Event 2023

Participants of the Intl SeminarParticipants of the International Seminar pictured with the WSCF regional and inter-regional flags.

“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:

  1. Staff and Officers Meeting
  2. International Seminar on Human Rights and Fundamentalisms
  3. Gender Sensitivity Workshop
  4. Regional Committee of WSCF Asia Pacific Region

WSCF IDD Program Video, June 2020"Many SCMers have very strongly recommended, like the IDD Dialogue process, should continue. There is a need within the WSCF to initiate dialogue in different SCMs." – IDD Program Working Group Members

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Dialogue on Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities and Expressions

Inter-Regional Program on Identity, Diversity, and Dialogue (IDD)
In Partnership with the Council for World Mission (CWM)

IDD IRP delegates July 2019 Nairobi KenyaDelegates of the IDD Inter-Regional Program, July 10-16, 2019, Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), Nairobi, Kenya


WSCFWe, participants of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Inter-Regional Program on Identity, Diversity, and Dialogue (IDD) in partnership with the Council for World Mission (CWM) held on July 10th to 16th 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, from diverse identities but together belonging to the Federation’s ecumenical family of SCMs and churches in 20 countries namely; Kenya, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Canada, Brazil, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, United Kingdom and Lebanon commit to carrying forward the process of constructive dialogue which has just started for the first time in Africa in the hope of building an inclusive community for justice and peace where people of different sexual orientations and gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics are affirmed and celebrated. To this end, we express our shared understanding and prayers that this may serve to ground the framework of this continuing dialogue.

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