WSCF GA 2020: Call for Stewards

December 23rd, 2019 10:29 pm

Dear friends of WSCF,

As we are hosting the General Assembly (GA) of WSCF in Berlin, in June 2020, we invite you to apply for the Steward Program. 

What is the General Assembly? 

The General Assembly of WSCF happens every 4 years, bringing together delegates of 120 movements, coming from 94 countries. In 2020, the General Assembly will gather under the theme “Rejoice in Hope” (Romans 12:12): Young People Journeying Together Towards Justice and Peace”.

Guided by the theme, the delegates will reflect on the issues and challenges faced by young people in the areas of climate justice, religious extremism, racism, unemployment, building inclusive communities, and will share stories of hope and actions from all over the world. The GA will also discuss the present situation of the Ecumenical Movement and the future of the Federation. Besides this structural work, we will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the federation. The GA will be held in Berlin, Germany, between 4th and 12th June 2020. For more information about the GA, please visit the WSCF website.

What is the Steward Program?

The Steward Program gives an opportunity to young members of Student Christian Movements (SCMs) to be part of the GA, see the work behind the scenes, and gain important knowledge and experience in hosting an international, intercultural ecumenical event. A young, dynamic and diverse group of people will come together from 1st to 13th June, in Berlin, to support the organizing committee in all the duties before, during and after the GA. The group will intensively work to overcome prejudices and to create an unique atmosphere of friendship, beyond the boundaries of denomination or nationality. The tasks of the Stewards can include: assisting with local travel, social media, documentation, administration, translating, taking care of guests and delegates, technology, meeting rooms, accompanying excursions, helping with any practicalities. The work will be intense, diverse and probably exhausting – but also an unique experience and the beginning of an ecumenical, intercultural journey. 

Finances

WSCF will be responsible for all costs, such as travel costs, accommodation and boarding. However, financial contributions from the participants or their sending institutions (churches, SCMs etc.) are very welcome.

Criteria

The group of Stewards should be a young and vibrant group, so applicants should be between 18 and 30 years old. As the official languages of WSCF are English, French and Spanish, the ideal Steward speaks multiple languages (also other languages are of interest, especially German for local communication). The Steward program is not just an investment in strong individuals, but also in healthy long-lasting relationships for WSCF, so people involved with WSCF or its member movements are prioritized. For this reason, please also send us an endorsement letter from your sending institution, highlighting your contributions to WSCF, in your movement and church, and what qualities you would be bringing to the Steward Program. We are looking for people who are passionate about intercultural exchange, ecumenism, willingness to work with a team ,and learn constantly from and with each other. 

Applications are accepted until 20th January 2020. To apply, please fill-in this application form and send the endorsement letter from your institution to . Please, also send us the contact details of someone from your SCM Board, in case we need to ask for further information.

World Student Christian Federation – Europe
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