Winter 2017's newsletter from WSCF Global is out. Read stories about prayer in Standing Rock, a non-violent campaign in Palestine, the results of SCM's Eco Justice Survey, and more. Be sure to read Luciano Kovacs's article on WSCF-NA's Border Solidarity Trip. Read the newsletter here.
The Universal Day of Prayer for Students will be observed on February 28st in 2017. It was first celebrated in 1898 and is one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer. This year’s theme is ‘Identity, Diversity & Dialogue: Affirming the Image of God and Reclaiming the Wholeness of Life for All.' Read the UCPS Liturgy 2017 prepared by WSCF Asia Pacific Region together with WSCF Inter-Regional Office.
Do you want to invest in the lives of youth working for faith and justice? The United Methodist Church is giving you the opportunity to donate to our Leadership Training Program through The Advance. Learn how to Give Today through the United Methodist Church either online, at a UMC church, by phone, or by mail.
As I write this I recognize that it is not enough. There is too much to protest. Too much to call out against. Our clothes are already in tatters and the ash is running into our eyes, and yet there are more miles to march. I wish to examine a simple thing in many ways because it feels small and unimportant, but it is the small beliefs that we build on. They become actions. It is easy to let the small things pass us by before it is too late.
SCM-USA is planning its 5th annual national Leadership Training Program (LTP) for this March. The theme of this year’s gathering is Resisting Empire, based on Exodus 32. In order to ensure a wider participation of students, we are in need of funding. Will you give a generous donation so we can provide a larger number of scholarships? Please read our Appeal Letter from Luciano Kovacs, WSCF-NA.
The World Student Christian Federation-North America Regional Committee, the highest decision body of the WSCF-North America in between Regional Assemblies and board of a non-profit organization registered in the State of New York, is looking for the Chair of Bible and Theology to join our leadership. We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, willing to work with a team and on their own, and detail oriented.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is hosting the Advocacy and Solidarity delegation to the 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. It will be a global delegation made up of young women representing all the six regions of the WSCF. All the funds raised will assist the North America Region in providing accommodation of the 11 delegates who will spend two weeks in New York City attending the Commission.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is committed to work for indigenous people’s rights around the globe. It is with this commitment that WSCF-NA, at the invitation of the WSCF Advocacy and Solidarity Committee and at the request of the Student Christian Movement (SCM) and other partners in the Philippines, is creating this campaign to raise funds for the support of the Lumads people of Mindanao.
The WSCF IRLTP on Migrants and Refugees Rights was held from December 1 to 6, 2016 at the CCDB Hope Centre in Dhaka Bangladesh. The theme of the program was “Youth Agenda in Advocating for Migrants and Refugees Rights and Its Intersection with Racial Justice.” Read the full report here.