Early Registration for Launch of SCM USA ends on Thursday

September 29, 2010

Early Registration Discounted Price Deadline Extended & New Daily Rates!!!

Overcoming Violence:
Encountering the Past, Engaging the Present, Empowering the Future

October 8-11 2010
Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA

Official launch conference of the Student Christian Movement USA (SCM USA)

Conference Expenses:

Early Registration-$130.00-deadline extended to September 30th, 2010
General Registration-$150.00
The above registration fees cover WSCF membership, room, and board.

Daily Rates:
Registration without meals $30.00
Registration with meals $50.00
These registration costs will not cover housing costs.

***Registration Form attached; e-mail form to both: wscfna@gmail.com, and SCMalerts@gmail.com

The World Student Christian Federation North America and the Steering Committee of the Student Christian Movement USA are proud to invite you to the official launch conference of the Student Christian Movement USA (SCM USA)

Please join us to hear inspiring speakers, attend workshops on leadership training, social justice activism and peace building, worship with other young people and students in different styles, live radical ecumenism, and partake in the historical rebirth of the Student Christian Movement.

In January 2009 the World Student Christian Federation held a regional conference and consultation in San Francisco called “Raising New Prophets, Arising of a Movement”. That event marked the official launch of the newly recreated North American Region of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF-NA). That event spearheaded the formation of a Steering Committee that was tasked to lead the building of a new Student Christian Movement (SCM) USA.

Less than two years later, a not less historically significant event is looming ahead, the launch of the nascent new Student Christian Movement (SCM) USA. To be held at historical Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA on October 8-11 2010, the event will mark the official rebirth of a national Student Christian Movement in the United States, more than 40 years after its predecessor, the University Christian Movement (UMC), called itself out of existence. Student representatives from seminaries, colleges, universities and from the current chapters of the SCM USA across the country will come together to discuss how they will collectively put their faith into action towards progressive Christian concerns.  SCM USA will provide the coordination of ecumenical student activities in the US and subsequently connect US students to the rest of the global federation.

Historically, Student Christian Movements have been deeply involved in enabling young Christians to respond to crisis and current events from the basis of their faith. These responses have played a part in the confessing church in Germany during WWII, in the formation and action of churches and students Christians during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s, and today in the response to issues of oppression, devastation, injustice, war and homophobia. Current leaders of the ecumenical movement recognize the debt they owe to the Student Christian Movement. The rich legacy has fostered nascent leadership for over 100 years, including the involvement of such figures as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

“Students have struggled, and sometimes even died, to build a movement that follows the radical life of Jesus Christ,” said Alice Hageman, an alumni and co-chair for the US trustees of the World Students Christian Federation. “It is they who paved the way.”
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is a network of more than 100 national movements in every region of the world. Founded in 1895, the WSCF was a precursor to the World Council of Churches (WCC) and now has advisory status with the WCC as well as consultative status with the United Nations and UNESCO.

The Student Christian Movement of the United States of America (SCM-USA), founded in solidarity with the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), is a student-led, grassroots organization rooted in Christ which actively seeks justice and peace, speaks truth to power, and works to overcome oppression in communities on local, national and global levels by empowering students and young people to claim their voice, exercise leadership skills, and build transformational networks of relationship.

Come Join us and be part of history!

Luciano Kovacs
North America Regional Secretary
World Student Christian Federation
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 810
New York, NY 10115
fax +1-212-870-3112

Introduction to the SCM
Concept Paper
Registration form

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