February 11 to 24, 2002
Johannesburg, South Africa
The ExCo meeting was held in Johannesburg on February 11-24, 2002. Rev. Shin, Vinay Kumar and Michael Wallace represented Asia-Pacific region. Before the ExCo meeting, the ExCo members successfully organized the women and men’s caucus respectively. In these two caucuses, it was strongly recommended that at least 3 days of Pre Women’s Assembly should be organised before the 33rd General Assembly (GA) in order to encourage women leadership in the Federation.
Much of time was allocated for the 33rd General Assembly preparation, and the ExCo finalized the following details of the 33rd General Assembly:
Regarding the publications of the Federation, the ExCo decided to re-publish the “Student World” from July, 2002. The Theological Commission of the ExCo will also publish a resource book for theological discussions and bible studies during the 33rd GA.
In several working groups, the ExCo members studied some emerging issues such as globalization, higher education, sexuality and theology. Regarding the Ecumenical Assistance Programme (EAP), the ExCo decided to have a thorough evaluation and to come up with a clear guideline of the EAP. The setting up of the WSCF Senior Friends Network was seriously discussed during the meeting.