WSCF Statements on Global Issues
WSCF Statement in Solidarity with Peru
Declaración FUMEC ALC en solidaridad con Perú
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 WSCF expresses publicly its deepest concern about the latest events happening in Myanmar.
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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.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Bishop Desmond Tutu
“As we are writing this, bombs are falling over Gaza, where 24 people have just been killed in the past hour only, increasing the numbers of those murdered to 103 (including 27 children) and injuring over 580 and flattening many multi-story buildings to the ground, and wiping out whole families... One soul lost is too many.” – Excerpt of the Statement from the Palestine Youth Ecumenical Movement (PYEM)
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World Student Christian Federation
Statement on the Human Rights situation in Colombia
RED ALERT IN COLOMBIA
Buenos Aires / Geneva May 5, 2021
Since April 28, the Colombian people have gone out to the streets in the framework of a National Strike called by various unions and social movements, teachers, students, women, workers, small and medium-sized businesspeople, farmers, indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities.
The strike was called with the aim of requiring Iván Duque’s government not to present the tax reform bill in the National Congress. Despite the fact that the government announced that they are going to modify the text of the reform, the Colombian citizens are still on strike saying NO to a health reform that aims to deepen the privatization process of health in Colombia, along with many other discontents for the critical situation in terms of health, poverty, unemployment, hunger and violence that the country has been experiencing for several years and which have worsened with the Covid-19 pandemic. According to DANE1 statistics, 42.5% of the Colombian population lives in poverty.