We, the WSCF of North America (WSCF-NA), are deeply saddened and struck with grief for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week in Newtown, CT. The end of a safe environment for the children and teachers of Newtown resonates with the whole country in the shadow of violence. Full Statement and Prayer
Itang Young has been hired as the newly hired SCM-USA organizer. Young left corporate America to pursue a divine calling, and has worked in settings such as the National Council of Churches, the United Nations, PBS Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, and we so so excited she will now be working with the SCM-USA! Itang will be primarily responsible to plan the national SCM-USA Leadership Training Program to be held in April 2013, and she will facilitate the connection of existing, new and forming SCM-USA chapters to the national movement. Read more about Itang in this article...
The North American Regional Committee was pleased to have Tyler Sit hold the position of LGBTQ Outreach Coordinator! Tyler finished his undergraduate program at Boston University where he has been coordinator of the LGBTQ program for Marsh Chapel. He started seminary at Candler Theological in Atlanta this fall. This position was made possible by a grant from the Carpenter Foundation.
The “Glo-cal”: Approaching global problems with local solutions. WSCF NA provides the space to be trained as leaders to engage in critical thinking on social issues and to reflect theologically from a contextual perspective while affirming liberative and justice-affirming theologies. The ecumenical community and SCMs around the world have been playing an important role in this process and are very well poised to challenge the spiritual and ethical crisis global capitalism presents to local communities and to the whole world by linking new eco-theologies to an economy of life for the whole planet.