The 34th WSCF General Assembly will take place from August 1 to 10, 2008 at Collège Jean de Brébeuf, Montréal, Québec, Canada. With the theme, “Your sons and daughters shall prophesy (from the Book of the Prophet Joel), the GA will gather together 150 delegates from its member movements, officers and staff from over 100 countries worldwide.
The GA aims to accomplish the following objectives: a) to call forth a new generation of ecumenical leaders, b) to gather students from around the world to share stories of God’s work in their lives and their work in God’s world, c) to re-envision the mission of the WSCF and its 105 national movements for the quadrennium to come, and d) to review and assess the situation of the member movements, the regions and the world-wide situation of the Federation.
The GA will be a space for bible study and theological formation, women’s and men’s pre-assemblies, liturgy, music and prayer. The GA will also be a time to select the leaders of the Federation and identify its mission and thrust in the next quadrennium.
Next year’s assembly highlights a new approach in invigorating the life of the GA with the formation of commission that will discuss the following thematic areas: Raising prophets: Ecumenical Leadership Formation Commission, Prophecy in action; Advocacy and Solidarity Commission, Radical renewal; Biblical and Theological Commission, Making the vision real: Capacity Building Commission.
WSCF Member movements are requested to send the names of their official delegates on December 10, 2007 in anticipation of the time needed to apply for visa. Movements are also requested and encouraged to raise funds to support their delegates and make contribution to the GA funds.
For more information and details of the WSCF General Assembly, please contact the WSCF Inter-regional office, Michael Wallace, wscf[at]wscf.ch.