The Church has celebrated the Easter of our Lord Jesus Christ and we continue in hope, announcing the Good News of the resurrection in our world. The year 2020 and what goes on in 2021 has been a time of great challenges and learning for humanity: a stage of trials, struggles and crisis, in which we should seek the paths of understanding, solidarity and mutual understanding between nations. From the faith that we profess, this is the path that we live and seek: the path of peace and justice that emanate from the Kingdom of God.

The report presented by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the United States government on March 30 before the Congress, on alleged violations of human rights in Cuba, once again, ignores the Cuban reality and its history.

These foreign relations policies, of continuity with the past administration, continue to affect mainly Cuban families, but also the American people, and threaten the construction of peaceful and harmonious relations in the region, preventing spaces for mutual understanding and growth.

We, leaders of Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), councils and alliances of churches at the national, regional and international levels, which develop different cooperation networks among and with organizations and churches in the Republic of Cuba, consider that;

Joint WSCF Solidarity Statement with students in Myanmar

On March 3, 2021, one of the biggest protests in the history of Myanmar took place in different cities of the country and at least 38 protesters were killed, including a 19-year-old young lady named Kyal Sin who was shot to death in Mandalay. Many of the students and young people went to the streets and protested against the military coup. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), more than 400 protesters were arrested in Yangon during the crackdown on March 3. We have been informed that 14 of the students coming from SCM-Yangon Region were arrested and they are not allowed to contact nor see their lawyers and families. The names of the students are listed below:

Student Christian Movement of India seeks your prayers and support for immediate relief and long-term rebuilding. Please support our SCM in their efforts to help the people in the communities in Kerala. The details of how you can help are in the information below.

SCM of India Appeal for Support

SCM IndiaDue to heavy floods and unexpected rains, the Kerala state in India is going through a devastating situation where hundreds of people and animals lost their lives and millions of people are homeless. They are all staying in shelter camps supported by the Government agencies and civic bodies.

SCMI seeks your prayers and support for immediate relief and a long term rebuildingwork. Your small support will be much helpful to restore life in Kerala.

WSCF SCM NigeriaThe World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) and the Student Christian Movement of Nigeria raise its collective voice to denounce and condemn the actions of some officials in the Nigeria Government in the ongoing persecution of thousands of people within several Christian communities in Nigeria.

They are openly pursuing an anti-Christian agenda that has resulted in countless murders of Christians all over the nation and the destruction of vulnerable Christian communities.

The Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria has significant work among students, youth and senior friends in the affected areas – Kaduna, Borno, Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Edo and Ebonyi states. Disrupted educational careers, loss of viable means of livelihood built over many years (farms, businesses etc.), loss of one or both parents (especially the male), have become the order of the day.

The SCM as a student body raises its voice to support the ability of displaced persons to settle down in identified peaceful areas. Humanitarian intervention and International Advocacy are new areas of our local movement and are in need of urgent support.

Statement on the delicate situation in Colombia involving the life of hundreds of social leaders

WSCF LAC is accompanying this statement and working closely with the advocacy process. (Spanish version below)

Public Statement

WSCF LACWorld Christian Student Federation - Latin America and the Caribbean
SCM Colombia Barranquilla
SCM Colombia Bogotá

He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. – Isaiah 2:4

The Colombian Student Christian Movement (SCM), which is part of the WSCF – World Christian Student Federation, is an organization that seeks to promote among the student community a commitment that is critical, sensitive and transformative of the reality through contextual theological reflection, solidarity action and participation in social, cultural processes and ecumenical celebrations.

From this vocational call to prophecy, we want to condemn in one voice the serious situation of violence, which returns to the country after signing the peace agreement and which is getting worse in recent days because of the threats and killings of social and political leaders in different regions of Colombia.

Since the Peace Agreement was signed, 283 leaders have been killed. Only in January of this year, 27 were killed: three women, 24 men, 4 from indigenous communities, 15 farmers, 3 afro descendants. 5 in the Pacific region, 7 in the central region of the country, 7 in the Atlantic coast and 8 in the Colombian east. Only in the last week, 11 have been killed.

WSCFMourning the Loss & Decrying the Massacre
Praying for Healing & Seeking Justice

The World Student Christian Federation mourns the massive loss of life and the wounding and traumatizing of so many people due to the atrocious mass shooting in a gay club in Orlando, Florida in the United States in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 12, 2016.

We collectively express our solidarity with families and friends who have lost their beloved ones in what is described as the biggest mass shooting in the recent history of the United States of America. As a student movement and federation, we grieve the death of so many young men and women, and the loss of so much youthful energy and future potential.

In this tragic time, the WSCF extends deep solidarity with LGBTQ communities around the world who are often victims of bigotry, harassment, discrimination, violence and murder for their sexual orientation and gender diversity. We take note that the majority of the victims are Latinos and Latinas, a group that has often come under attack in a vile electoral rhetoric by a political class that often manipulates issues for political gains. The rampage that occurred in Orlando is another example of how many people are imbibed with a culture of violence that reigns undisturbed in the world, often motivated by hatred towards minority communities.

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