March 22, 2011, Global Federation
The 113th Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) will be celebrated on March 22nd. The ExCo decided to join the Universal Day of Prayer for Students this year with an awareness-raising campaign for water justice. The 2011 yearly theme is ‘Overcoming Violence’, so it fits easily to continue working on violence related to the environment in addition to other forms of violence.
Again, the celebration of the UDPS this year will be on March 22, 2011 instead of our regular February date, and we will propose that students all around the Federation engage in a common action for water justice. (Notes from the WSCF Global Advocacy Committee)
The Ecumenical Water Network (EWN) and the World Student Christian Federation prepared this liturgy together. It may also be found on: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/activities/ewn-home/resources-and-links/seven-weeks-for-water.html. There is also a Lenten study on water (WSCF contributed to week 3) and other ideas for activities on the EWN website.
The WSCF Executive Committee decided to change the traditional date for the UDPS from February to March 22, 2011 (for this year only!) in order to celebrate the UDPS on World Water Day and to connect the UDPS with the launch of the WSCF's Water Campaign!