Universal Day of Prayer for Students

February 6th, 2012 11:55 am

The Universal Day of Prayer for Students is one of the longest established ecumenical events. It was first celebrated on 13 February 1898 at the second meeting of what was then known as the General Committee of the World Student Christian Federation.

Celebrate this year’s UDPS on 19 February 2012 with students from around the globe.

The WSCF global theme for 2012 is Economic Justice and this theme of Economic Justice is concerned with the equitable sharing of God’s given resources in production, consumption and distribution on the one hand and caring for the Earth on the other. It is a call for the eradication of poverty, advocating for just policies in international trade, just and ethical financial policies, promotion of decent work and just remunerations. It is about bridging the gap between the rich and the poor while recognizing the limitless economic growth within a finite planet. It was prepared by the Student Christian Movement in Sri Lanka.

Find the liturgy and preparation details to celebrate the UDPS in your SCM here.

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