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  1. To dialogue, to discuss, to debate, or to negotiate…?

    In June 2012 Religions for Peace – European Interfaith Youth Network (RfP-EIYN) gathered a relatively small group composed of members of her network in Norway. Myself, representing WSCF-E, came there really curious to get to know people representing such religions and branches of religions as Zoroastrianism, Sufism or the Maronite Church. A few days spent there was not the time to deepen the knowledge about these religions unfortunately. However, what I found eventually even more enriching was learning about the how, the way of getting to know one another by speaking about speaking. Forgive me using these un-exact terms here; that was done with the real necessity.

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  2. Successful Seminar in Norway

     “What does it mean to follow Christ today?” This was the main question that the more than forty SCMers from twelve different countries discussed, at the Seminar on Ecumenical Student Work in Europe, in Norway in June 2012.

     

    The seminar was organized by the SCM in Norway and the Nordic-Baltic Cooperation Council, and was funded by the Youth in Action programme, with additional support from the Karibu foundation for participants outside of Europe.

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  3. …With One Another

    On the evening of Monday June 11th I overheard a priest from North America, using some basic Spanish, ask a priest from South America if he wanted to join him and his fellow pilgrims at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland for a meal. I, along with five other young Roman Catholics, had been walking since early that morning. At that moment, we were returning to the very place we had set out from eight hours before—the residence of the Poor Clares, an enclosed order of nuns. They welcomed us to their morning prayer and gave us their blessing as we set out to visit and learn from church leaders of other Christian traditions.

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  4. Die ESGn und ihre globalen Perspektiven in der WSCF

    So langsam kehrt der Frühling in Deutschland ein und läutet mit seinen zarten Sonnenstrahlen ein neues Semester ein. Die Räume unserer ESGn füllen sich langsam nach den Semesterferien und ebenso wie die Natur endlich wieder erwacht, kehren auch Singen, Beten und Reden in unsere Gemeinden zurück. Auch dieses Semester stehen sowohl in den Orts-ESGn als auch in der Bundes-ESG viele Veranstaltungen an, die unseren Glauben stärken und unser Wissen über unsere Gesellschaft vertiefen sollen. Doch um die ganze Vielfalt Gottes Schöpfung zu verstehen, reicht es bei weitem nicht aus, sich nur für die eigene Umgebung, für den nächsten Nachbarn zu interessieren. Wer sich, die Welt und Gott verstehen will, muss über den Tellerrand hinausschauen

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  5. The Future Women Want

    Yesterday I attended the Joint Women’s March leaving from the People’s Summit. There was a fervour of energy and passion as women and men together marched through the streets of Rio in costumes, traditional dress, union t-shirts…

    WSCF at the People's Summit

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  6. Green ToolBox

    Do you remember when we have been discussing the policy paper on sustainability during the European Regional Assembly in Denmark last year? There is a great possibility to scale up our ideas and contribute to a comprehensive tool to make our work more friendly to our planet!

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    Posted by: wscfe-editor on June 7th, 2012 3:59 pm / Continue Reading »

  7. Climate change & faith communities

    We are discussing climate change in a variety of ways. The approaches differ and religion or common spiritual values are more and more present in those debates.

    The religious context of the climate mitigation is being underlined not only by the religious leaders. The former UK’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in 2007 that

    ‘climate change is not just an environmental or economic issue, it is a moral and ethical one. It is not just an issue for politicians or business, it is an issue for the world’s faith communities’.

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  8. The Festival Period of Exams

    Most of the people who are active in WSCF are students. Sometimes it seems however that we are so busy solving the problems of the world that we are forgetting to talk about the issues that are related to our everyday life: university, exams, time pressure and deadlines. Let’s unite in studying!

    It is 2:30 am and of course, deadlines are looming on the horizon. The biological clock has been deregulated through excessive tea and coffee intake. Not to mention the insomnia that comes from stress and, as some argue, bright screens of the computers we use. Probably each of us has had this wonderful idea of starting studying for an exam earlier, preparing countless assignments already at the beginning of term, but well… It never works as it should. Sometimes there are objective problems such as illness or broken computer, but frankly, are those problems so common?

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  9. Day 1 & 2: Live Below the Line

    Paul Crome, WSCF Europe Senior Friend, has taken Christian Aid’s challenge to spend 5 days feeding himself with £1 a day – the UK equivalent of the extreme poverty line. Here are some excerpts from his blog of the experience. You can read his full reflections and see his photos here.

    Day One:

    Today is my first day living below the line and so far I have to say it’s going pretty well. Breakfast this morning was plain porridge made with just oats and water, which was plain but not too unpleasant. I then set about making the food I’ll be eating twice a day for the rest of the week, which is something like a lentil daal: loads of lentils, nine potatoes, three onions, three carrots, three litres of water, a tablespoon of salt and half a tablespoon of ground cumin. It actually tastes delicious – I have made truly epic amounts, so that’s a good thing!

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  10. Advice from a Senior Friend to be

    My time in the Swedish SCM and in WSCF Europe is coming to its end as I, at the age of 26,  will become a “senior” friend. Although my age might not seem too impressive; I want to share a little of my supposed wisdom.

    One thing I have been thinking about is the different levels of an organisation. How can the relationship be fruitful between the lower, broader level and the higher, narrower levels of the movement? This question, of course, applies to the Student Christian Movements, to our local groups, to the Federation and to the European Region of WSCF.

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