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37th GA Platform
“There is a dire need to continually engage church leaders and society at large on how domestic violence can be reduced and brought under control. “Thursdays in Black” should continue to address and remind us of these problems, especially in the developing countries where gender-based violence prevails more”, said Mrs. Ebere Ubesie, National President, Student Christian Movement of Nigeria (SCM).
During a 26 June service, participants from all over the world celebrated the 127th anniversary of the World Student Christian Federation in an 18th-century baroque church, Sophienkirche in Berlin, Germany.
“This timeline does a fabulous job narrating the prodigious, century-long odyssey that continues today, and emphasises the strength of a visual identity that, despite the consistent and considerable change, has been persistently recognisable over the span of more than 127 years of World Student Christian Federation,” shared Monika Biswas, general secretary of Student Christian Movement Bangladesh.
In 1895, student leaders from ten North American and European countries met at Vadstena Castle in Sweden to form the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). Among its founders were John R. Mott (US), Karl Fries (Sweden), Martin Eckhoff (Norway), Luther D. Wishard (US), Johannes Siemsen (Germany), and J. Rutter Williamson (UK). The WSCF was the first international student organization and together with YMCA and YWCA, it is one of the oldest youth movements still in existence.
Words of Welcome
Let me at the very outset, on behalf of the Officers, the General Secretary and the Executive Committee, offer you a very warm welcome to the 37th General Assembly (GA) of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). This is indeed a historic moment! As we meet here in this beautiful city of Berlin, we also celebrate 127 years of the life and ministry of the Federation. We have been in a transition mode since the GA in Bogota and the challenges caused by the pandemic did not make the transition easy either. We had to hold an extraordinary virtual GA last year to elect the new team of officers. The executive committee that met in November, 2021, approved the proposal to hold an in-person General Assembly in Berlin from 23 June-1July, 2022. And here we are, in spite of all the the pandemic related challenges that we had to encounter in this journey towards the GA in Berlin. The General Assembly has been a great tradition since the inception of the Federation in 1895 and the GA, as you are well aware, is the most representative and the highest decision making body of the Federation. With the representation of more than 100 student Christian movements from around 94 countries, the 37th GA here will review the global situation of the Federation, reflect on contemporary challenges and prospects of member movements and regions; evaluate the work of the Executive Committee and consider and decide on issues around governance including certain constitutional amendments, hopefully in a spirit of consensus.
OPENING ASSEMBLY PRESS RELEASE
The 37th World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) General Assembly officially kicked off in Berlin with the theme, “Rejoice in Hope” (Romans 12:12), and a sub-theme of “Young People, Journeying Together Toward Justice and Peace.” Over 100 movements from 94 countries will attend this year’s assembly along with senior friends, partners, and guests from 24-30 June.
|ENG||Theme of the General Assembly|
|FRE||Thème de l_Assemblée Générale|
|SPA||Tema de la Asamblea General|
What to bring, venues, transportation,and other useful information for your stay in Germany.
|ENG||Practical Information part 2|
|ARA||معلومات عملية ومفيدة|
|2022 JUNE 15 – Memo 4:|
|ENG||Important information to all GA participants|
|FRE||Des informations importantes pour tous les participants|
|SPA||Información importante para todos los participantes de la AG|
|2022 MAY 13 – Memo 3:|
|FRE||Des rappels pertinents|
|ARA||المذكرة الثالثة عن الجمعية العمومية : الإجراءات المتبقية المهمة|
|2022 JAN 27 – Memo 2:|
|FRE||Suivi du processus d'inscription|
|SPA||Proceso de inscripcion|
|ARA||ﺔﯿﻣﻮﻤﻌﻟا ﺔﯿﻌﻤﺠﻟا ﻦﻋ ﺔﯿﻧﺎﺜﻟا ةﺮﻛﺬﻤﻟا|
|2022 JAN 24 – Memo 1:|
|ENG||WSCF GA 2022 Announcement|
|SPA||AG FUMEC 2022 Anuncio|
WSCF Constitution and Bye-Laws
Amended by the 33rd General Assembly, August 2004; the Executive Committee Meeting, July 2008; and the Extraordinary Online General Assembly, May 2017.
|ENG||WSCF Constitution and Bye-Laws|
|FRE||FUACE Constitution et Réglements|
|SPA||FUMEC Constitución y Reglamentos|