Messages & Statements on Global Issues
In light of the recent developments in the occupied territory of Palestine, marked by violence against civilians by an armed group that breached the fence that separated the Gaza of southern Israel and the declaration of a "State of War" by Israel that has escalated the violence, the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) issues this public statement.
The escalation of violence, in addition to the imminent danger of a prolonged state of war, is a matter of grave concern to the WSCF. It has resulted in untold suffering for innocent civilians in the region, with a death toll numbering in the thousands.
We urgently call for respect for human rights and adherence to international law. It is imperative that violations of these principles cease immediately, and that all parties earnestly seek a peaceful and equitable resolution to the escalation.
The “empty tomb” is the foundation of our hope for a just world. Easter, then, is the celebration of hope in a world that is increasingly becoming hopeless. Hope for a better and just world is the special privilege of the poor and the marginalised. The Cross was Jesus identification with the struggles of the oppressed and the Resurrection, its vindication.
Have a hope-filled Easter!
Geevarghese Coorilos, WSCF Chairperson
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.
WSCF Call for Peace and Justice in Ukraine
Appel de la FUACE pour la paix et la justice en Ukraine
Llamado de la FUMEC a la paz y la justicia en Ucrania
ﺎﯿﻧاﺮﻛوأ ﻲﻓ ﺔﻟاﺪﻌﻟاو مﻼﺴﻟا ﻞﺟأ ﻦﻣ ﺔﺒﻠﻄﻠﻟ ﻲﺤﯿﺴﻤﻟا ﻲﻤﻟﺎﻌﻟا دﺎﺤﺗﻻا ءاﺪﻧ
“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.” (Isaiah 2:4)
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)
As the world once again goes through the pain of destruction and death caused by war, the WSCF expresses its deep concern about the loss of innocent lives and the suffering and agony it causes to people and environment. As a Federation committed to justice, peace and integrity of Creation, We:
Denounce the armed invasion and military action carried out by the Russian Federation on Ukraine and urge Russia to respect international laws and national sovergnity of nations and end the ongoing armed attacks immediately.
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, with appreciation for your efforts and ecclesial service,
It is necessary that we shed light on what has become of the humanitarian situation in Lebanon as a result of the economic crisis. The situation portends of great social unrest, beginning with the increase in migration among young men and women, university students and graduates, and the youth’s loss of hope in the future. We are fast moving towards the possibility of a social explosion. Therefore, and out of concern for the students, especially the Christians among them, we find it crucial to come together in solidarity and make calls to action.