christ-the-asylum-seekerThe World Student Christian Federation (umbrella organisation of worldwide SCMs) is seeking a participant connected with the United Church of Canada for an Inter-Regional Leadership Programme to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dates are November 30 – December 7 (including travel time).

The focus is the intersection of Migrant & Refugee Rights with Racial Justice, in keeping with WSCF advocacy and theological exploration.

The United Church of Canada will sponsor a student/young adult to attend the programme, so we are looking for a candidate who:

  1. Is a member of the United Church
  2. Has a strong connection with the work of the church
  3. Will be involved in the ongoing work of the WSCF or SCM, especially on advocacy items related to migration, racial justice, and rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We encourage applications from those who identify as Trans or Female, or who are Indigenous or of African descent.

Read the Concept Paper here: irltp-2016-global-advocacy-training-on-migration-concept-paper

If interested, contact for more details and application materials, or apply here.

wscf-crestAUnited Church Crestcknowledging the global phenomena of forced migration as an intrinsic characteristic of today’s globalized world, we aim to highlight the need to develop a nuanced analysis and agenda in advocating for rights of migrants and refugees in general, and the specific issues and agenda of youth migrants in the global discourse on migrant human rights.