WSCF Global Programmes
|OBJECTIVES:||To engage the Federation to create and provide and interfaith platform for youth and students.|
WSCF dialogues and engages with young people from other faiths working together on environmental issues, migration and refugees issues.
WSCF believes that the core values of all religious faith is founded on love, peace, justice and harmony. Our interfaith and inter-religious programmes bring young people together to share, listen and learn from one another to break the walls of indifference, apathy and intolerance.
|OBJECTIVES:||To work in solidarity with SCMs and student movements to advocate for the Rights to Education for All.|
Give more young people a chance of education – WSCF’s campaign to provide more young people with equal access to higher education that is affordable and fair.
Across the world, people are being denied access to higher education because of rising costs and systemic discrimination. We believe this is wrong – education should be available to all and not a commodity only the privileged can afford.
WSCF’s higher education projects ensure that student movements have the resources and knowledge to pressurize authorities to change their policies. We support students and youth to debate and advocate for these issues openly, and support global efforts to protect education from increasing commercialisation.
|OBJECTIVES:||To promote climate justice by advocacy process at international governance bodies together with ecumenical churches, multiple stake holders and networks upholding the youth an student voice.|
WSCF train and empower more students and leaders to fight climate change, campaign for the rights of indigenous people, and create lasting change for the earth.
As Christians, we believe that we are stewards of God’s creation, called to care for the environment and the world. But across the globe, we are seeing the devastating effects of climate change, which is not only harming the planet but leaving people displaced, vulnerable and poor.
WSCF is committed to fighting this injustice, supporting our local movements and students to campaign for the rights of marginalized peoples and working globally to secure a better future for our shared planet. You can help these students today by donating to WSCF’s Eco-Justice programs.
|OBJECTIVES:||To initiate the process of dialogue, create ad space and develop theological understanding for SCMs on Human Sexuality.|
WSCF works for dialogue, understanding and unity within the church, affirming the dignity and voices of all people.
‘We are many, we are one’ – these are the words that represent the vast diversity of members within WSCF, and the single unity we have in Christ. As a diverse global federation, we work across boundaries of race, sexuality, gender, class or culture to protect the dignity of all people through dialogue and prayer, especially those who suffer discrimination from those in positions of power.
WSCF’s IDD Program ensures more churches, student movements and communities can come together to resolve conflict and welcome the other into an encounter of God’s love.
|OBJECTIVES:||To mobilize the Federation on issues pertaining to overcoming violence and peace-making with a focus to the situations in the Middle East and Colombia.|
WSCF support new peace-building programmes in the Middle East, training more students and young people to lead initiatives that tackle the root causes of war and conflict.
In the midst of war and violence in the Middle East, it is the people who suffer the most. Civilians are caught up in fighting, being displaced from their homes and forced to flee – often risking terrible danger to find safety in a foreign land.
WSCF is committed to supporting our movements in the Middle East to continue being a witness for peace in the region. Our peacebuilding and dialogue programme brings young people together, often from different faiths, to share and learn about the root causes of conflict and find new ways to build peace. Donate today to give more students a chance to take part in this initiative.
An urgent call for peace in the Middle East.
The WSCF Peacebuilding Program supports peace-building in the Middle East—training students and young people to lead initiatives that tackle the root causes of war and conflict.
In this video prepared by the WSCF Inter-Regional Office in cooperation with WSCF Middle East and WSCF Latin America and Caribbean, young people from the Federation speaks of their yearning for justice and peace in the region historically plagued by war and violence.
Watch the full 21-minute video here:
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SCM of India Appeal for Support
Due 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.
The 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.
WSCF LAC is accompanying this statement and working closely with the advocacy process. (Spanish version below)
World 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.
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.