Human Rights Day Liturgy (see resource section for liturgy
Dear SCMers and Friends,
Solidarity Greetings from WSCF Asia Pacific!
December 10 is Human Rights day, the day we commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a monumental declaration marking a period of a global intention for universal peace through the achievement of basic human rights. As we commemorate this day, we invite you to use the attached Human Rights Day Liturgy as a guide in your own planned activities to commemorate human rights day (in English). You can adapt this material in your own language and use parts of it as you see fit in your activity.
As we commemorate this day, let us be reminded that the realities of injustice, exploitation, discrimination and marginalization continues in many parts of our countries. Student in the Philippines were violently dispersed by the police as they stage their own version of "Occupy Mendiola" to fight for their rights to education, citizens in South Korea were repeatedly violenty dispersed as they assert their voices and economic rights against the signing of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between their government and the US affecting the lives of small farmers, workers in West Papua figh for just wages and labor rights against the giant-company Free Port, indigenous leaders of the Anti-POSCO movement in India have been harrassed and arrested by the police for leading the struggle for their rights to their ancestral domain, their right to life. As the COP 17 in Durban concludes, we continue to seek justice for the environment and fight for the rights of the people affected by climate change, especially the vulnerable, the poor and marginalized.
As SCMers we are challenged by our faith and called to take-up the cross that Jesus Christ himself did, to "speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. Speak for them and be a righteous judge. Protect the rights of the poor and needy."(Proverbs 31: 8-9)
For Peace based on Justice,
Outgoing Regional Secretary
WSCF Asia Pacific
Unit 1-2, 18/F, 280 Portland St. Commercial Bldg.
Mongkok, Kowloon Hong Kong SAR
Search for new regional woman's coordinator
To : SCM National Movements
Fr : WSCF AP Women’s Coordinator Search Committee
Re : Search for WSCF AP Women’s Coordinator
Dear SCMers and Friends,
Advent greetings from the WSCF AP Regional Women’s Coordinator Search Committee.
By now you all should have received the good news of Ms. Sunita Suna’s appointment as WSCF Asia Pacific’s incoming Regional Secretary. With her resignation as Regional Women’s Coordinator and taking-up the Regional Secretary’s post, we are now announcing the search process for the next Regional Women’s Coordinator of WSCF AP. In this light, we would like to encourage you to invite and nominate women aged 25-35 from your movements or elsewhere who will suits the qualifications attached in this letter to apply for the position.
The Regional Women’s Coordinator is a program staff of WSCF AP primarily responsible for the implementation of the Regional Women’s Program and other regional projects. She will be working closely with members of the Women’s Committee and supervised by the Regional Secretary.
The Regional Women’s Coordinator will be based in the regional office, currently located in Hong Kong SAR and will be given a two-year contract, renewable for 2 terms. Details and other information about the work are attached herewith.
The deadline for nomination is February 15, 2012. Kindly make sure that the nomination form is received by the regional office on time as this will affect the prioritization of the applications received.
We look forward to receiving nominations from you on or before the deadline.
Advanced Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
On behalf of the RWC Search Committee,
Mr. Jahartap Yustin Pasaribu (sgd)
Chairperson, WSCF Asia Pacific
New Regional Secretary for WSCF Asia-Pacific
Dear SCMers, Senior Friends, Partners and Friends of WSCF Asia Pacific Region,
Greetings from the World Student Christian Federation Asia Pacific (WSCF A-P) Region!
We are pleased to share with you the joyous news of the appointment of Ms. Sunita Sumati Suna from India as the in-coming WSCF AP Regional Secretary beginning January 1, 2012. Sunita, as we all know her, is not new to the WSCF family. She has served as the National Study Secretary of SCM India from 2002 to 2005, as WSCF Inter-regional Women’s Coordinator from 2005 to 2007 and our Regional Women’s Coordinator of WSCF AP for last four and half years. Sunita brings her rich experience working with SCMers in the region, her passion, dedication and commitment to the Ecumenical Vision and empowerment of young people, especially our young women.
We want to take this opportunity to thank Necta Montes, our out-going Regional Secretary for her service to the Federation for the last six years. Her contribution to the life and vision of the WSCF further strengthened the foundation of the SCMs and WSCF in the region. Necta continues to serve as Asia Pacific Regional Secretary until the end of her term in December 31, 2011.
As we welcome Sunita and bid farewell to Necta during this transition time, I invite you all to join the Asia Pacific Standing Committee in praying and wishing both of them all the best in their new journey in life. We ask that you continue to support the work of WSCF Asia Pacific in serving the Student Christian Movements (SCMs) and the student communities in the region.
We enter the Advent Season celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, our savior and redeemer with this joyous news of Sunita’s new role as Regional Secretary for Asia Pacific in the Federation as we greet you an advanced Merry Christmas and a meaningful New Year!
Jaharatap Yustin Pasaribu (Sgd)
WSCF Asia Pacific Chairperson (2010-2012)
November 30 2011