These are related organisations and sites of interest to members and friends of the WSCF.


Ecumenical organisations

World Council of Churches (WCC)
The WCC is the biggest of the many organised expressions of the modern ecumenical movement. It brings together more than 340 churches, denominations and church fellowships in over 100 countries and territories throughout the world.

World YWCA
The World YWCA is a global network of women and girls working for justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment in 122 countries.

World Alliance of YMCAs
The World Alliance of YMCAs is the international grouping of Young Men's Christian Associations.

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad ecumenical network for international co-operation in advocacy on global trade and HIV and AIDS. WSCF is a member of the EAA.

Frontier Internship in Mission
Founded in 1960, Frontier Internship in Mission (FIM) offers internship opportunities beyond traditional mission boundaries. Frontiers include issues of common concern to exploited people forced to live on the periphery. Mission refers to the transforming of the world for justice. Since its formation FIM and WSCF have had a very close relationship.

Ecumenical News International
Ecumenical News International (ENI) is a global news service reporting on ecumenical developments and other news of the churches and giving religious perspectives on news developments world-wide.

Global student organisations

World University Service
In response to the suffering of students in Europe during and after World War I WSCF founded the European Student Relief agency. European Student Relief eventually became an organisation independent of WSCF and changed its name to International Student Service (ISS). In 1942 WSCF, ISS and Pax Romana established a joint war relief committee known as World Student Relief. The International Union of Students became the fourth member of WSR in 1949. In 1950 WSR dissolved and ISS changed its name to World University Service.

International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS-MIEC)
IMCS brings together over 75 national federations of Catholic university students. IMCS’s main mission is the evangelisation of the student milieu by helping students get involved as social actors in the university, the Church and the world.

Syndesmos is the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth. It is a federation of Orthodox youth movements and theological schools around the world, working under the blessing of all the local canonical Churches. Its aim is “to serve the Church, Her unity, witness and renewal”.

Pax Romana - International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs
Pax Romana is an international association of Catholic professionals and intellectuals composed of local federations, groups and individuals. It is a social movement for “empowerment, advocacy and solidarity for a peaceful, equitable and sustainable world”.

International Union of Students
The International Union of Students was founded in Prague in 1946. It is made up of national unions of students, it has approximately 152 member organisations in 114 countries. Historically Communist, IUS membership is now drawn from a broad political base.

WSCF Archives

Yale Divinity School Library
The Yale Divinity School Library houses the WSCF archives from 1895 - 1925. These archives were deposited by John R. Mott at the conclusion of his time as Chairman of WSCF.

World Council of Churches Library
The World Council of Churches Library houses the WSCF archives from 1895 up to the present day.

Other related sites

The Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations (CONGO)
The Conference of NGOs (CONGO) is an international, membership association that facilitates the participation of NGOs in the United Nations debates and decisions. Founded in 1948, CONGO's major objective is to ensure the presence of NGOs in exchanges among the world's governments and United Nations agencies on issues of global concern.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. WSCF maintains an official relationship with UNESCO at the level of NGO in Operational Relations.

United Nations Economic and Social Council
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). WSCF maintains Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC.

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