It has been two years since we last met at the European Regional Assembly (ERA). Twenty-four months full of planned and unexpected events, successful discussions, attempts to make World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) better, closer to people and more dedicated to building wise, accepting and welcoming ecumenism. It has also been hours of discussions and hundreds of cups of tea and coffee (let’s hope it was all fair trade!) about the present and the future. Now we meet again and try to see the changes that happened to the Federation, Student Christian Movements and to us, the individuals who create the beauty and persistence of the organization built on mutual understanding, respect and safe space.
One of the purposes of the European Regional Assembly is to democratically choose the new European Regional Committee (ERC), a body that steers the work of WSCF-E. In the last two years Sofie, Vera, Marta, Zuzka, Libby, Kristin, Marco, Artturi, Shannon were enthusiastically volunteering on various positions in the ERC – I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their involvement and passion for their work. I would like to wish the new ERC a lot of courage to take up challenges and power to be the voice of young European Christians.
It is my pleasure to provide you with this special issue of Mozaik, which showcases some of the WSCF-E activities in the recent two years, the experiences of people who work for the Federation and exciting news from other regions.