About the Australian Student Christian Movement

The Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM) is an ecumenical movement of tertiary students, university faculty and senior friends with a history in Australia dating back over a hundred years. It is an affiliate movement of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), an international federation of over 100 national movements spanning six WSCF regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North America.

In 2004 the General Assembly of WSCF affirmed the following statement as the guiding vision of the federation:

Universal Day of Prayer for Students - Melbourne

We are Many, We are One: Sent out to build God’s peace

The Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) has been observed by the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) since 1898, making it one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer. The UDPS is one of the tangible signs of our common life and connection between students and Friends of the Federation all around the world.

This year’s UDPS liturgy was inspired by the Federation’s General Assembly theme: “We are Many, We are One - Sent out to build God’s peace”.

Report from World Day of Prayer for Students in Perth, 14 September 2014

On 14th September 2014, WA SCM held its World Day of Prayer for Students service at the Mount Hawthorn Community Church. Its theme was ‘Paths of Justice’, and the material was taken from Resources for Prayer and Praise publication of the Tenth World Council of Churches Assembly held in Busan, Korea in 2013.
 
Our liturgy was embedded in that of the church, and members (young and older)of that congregation took part in the Bible reading segment. Incorporated as well was a meditation led by the WA Staff Worker, Kate Watts.
 

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