Monday, June 21, 2010

Re-launch of the Student Christian Movement of the United States of America

The World Student Christian Federation founded by John Mott in 1895, along with its associated national Student Christian Movement organizations, was a key shaper of the interrelated modern missions and modern ecumenical movements. I was delighted to learn recently from Luciano Kovacs, North American Regional Secretary of the World Student Christian Federation, that after a forty-year absence the Student Christian Movement of the United States of America will officially re-launch the organization on October 10, 2010 (10/10/10). This renewal of the SCM in the United States has the potential to foster the kind of renewed interest in ecumenical engagement among younger Christians that I hoped to encourage with my most recent book Ecumenism Means You, Too: Ordinary Christians and the Quest for Christian Unity. The North American Region of the WSCF hopes to set up local SCM units across the United States in the near future. For additional information and updates, check out the web site of the Student Christian Movement of the USA and its facebook group.

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