Why join the movement?
Becoming an affiliated chapter of SCM-USA provides:
• Awareness and access to the ever-growing network of other ecumenical campus ministries, their activities and concerns.
• Increased ability to combine efforts, gather resources, and coordinate the energies of Christian students nationwide
• A common language and experience for student ecumenicists
• Access to seed grants for ecumenical work in local settings
• A channel to receive news pertaining to progressive Christian student life all over the USA and the wider world
• Leadership opportunities for students, both in local and national contexts
• Resources to help campus ministries become self-sustaining in how they empower students to gather and live out their faith
• A larger voice to speak prophetically to the wider world.
• A chance to join one of the oldest student organizations in the world (the World Student Christian Federation was founded in 1895) whose participants have included Martin Luther King, Jr., Steve Biko, and Dietrich Bonheoffer.
• A channel by which ecumenical Christian concerns can be brought to international bodies (the WSCF has the highest NGO consultative status on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN, UNESCO, and the World Council of Churches)
• Opportunities for students to travel and explore the richness of ecumenical Christianity, and discern what their role and gifts are for this world.
• A coordinating body for collective activism performed from a basis of faith
• A rich tradition of standing up for the poor, downtrodden, sick, and oppressed as Jesus taught.
• A family of Senior Friends of SCM-USA; people who were once students involved in the Student Christian Movement, but are now spread throughout the USA as leaders in their denominations and local faith communities.
• A wider body of pastoral care from a population that shares and understands the challenges of being a progressive Christian student in this era. Click the link below for an application to affiliate your existing campus ministry