OBJECTIVES:   To initiate the process of dialogue, create ad space and develop theological understanding for SCMs on Human Sexuality.

WSCF works for dialogue, understanding and unity within the church, affirming the dignity and voices of all people.

‘We are many, we are one’ – these are the words that represent the vast diversity of members within WSCF, and the single unity we have in Christ. As a diverse global federation, we work across boundaries of race, sexuality, gender, class or culture to protect the dignity of all people through dialogue and prayer, especially those who suffer discrimination from those in positions of power.

WSCF’s IDD Program ensures more churches, student movements and communities can come together to resolve conflict and welcome the other into an encounter of God’s love.

  • Churches supported in welcoming all people into their community.
  • LGBT people and other marginalized communities empowered to lead and participate in churches and student movements.
  • Individual students equipped to speak up for the rights of LGBT people and other communities that suffer discrimination.

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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