About the Australian Student Christian Movement

The Australian Student Christian Movement (ASCM) is an ecumenical movement of tertiary students, university faculty and senior friends with a history in Australia dating back over a hundred years. It is an affiliate movement of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), an international federation of over 100 national movements spanning six WSCF regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East and North America.

In 2004 the General Assembly of WSCF affirmed the following statement as the guiding vision of the federation:

Obituary of Senior Friend Elizabeth McDonald by Jennifer Toisuta

Jennifer Toisuta studied social work with Elizabeth McDonald at the University of Sydney.

In her social work course, Liz specialised in Groupwork and on graduation she worked first for the YWCA in some of their recreational programs. I know that after that she worked for the Benevolent Society of NSW and the Royal Women’s hospital at Paddington. I think she also worked at a Uniting Care Aged facility in Lewisham.


Universal Day of Prayer for Students - Melbourne

We are Many, We are One: Sent out to build God’s peace

The Universal Day of Prayer for Students (UDPS) has been observed by the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) since 1898, making it one of the oldest ecumenical days of prayer. The UDPS is one of the tangible signs of our common life and connection between students and Friends of the Federation all around the world.

This year’s UDPS liturgy was inspired by the Federation’s General Assembly theme: “We are Many, We are One - Sent out to build God’s peace”.

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