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.
Songs originating from the history of struggles for social justice, this Multi-lingual Music Album is a collection of SCM songs from various parts of India. They hope these songs would be strengthening our WSCF spirituality and quest for a just world...Come let's sing together!
The Latin America and Caribbean and the North American Regions of the WSCF held a joined program on eco-justice called Students on an Encounter for Solidarity and Justice in Cuba on April 1-8, 2012. One of the objectives was a strengthened partnership in their work for a vibrant ecumenical movement committed to working towards social transformation, liberation, and justice for all peoples and the earth.
Participants challenged the anthropocentric conception of dominion in its relationship with the environment and ecology...
The fundraising chair will assist the North American Regional Committee and the Regional Secretary in the region’s efforts to secure funding for its functioning, for implementing programming and for ensuring long term financial stability.
If you haven't heard, the WSCF partnered with the World Council of Churches (WCC) to share stories and messages of peace from the IEPC, one of the most important ecumenical events of the decade! During the IEPC, a youth video team made up of young people from WSCF created a Vlog, video blog, to tell the stories of the IEPC. Check them out here: www.IEPCstories.com