Winnipeg Student Christian Movement
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2575
Inactive/Defunct Organization
Abstract:  The Winnipeg branch of the Student Christian Movement has existed since 1938. It employs one half-time co-ordinator and has an active membership of 25 people on the campuses of the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba.

SCM's philosophy can be summarized by this 1978 settlement of principle:"...In this decade, the SCM is operating within a society where human dignity is denied by an economic order which puts profits before people. We are experiencing a general economic recession and mounting political repression. The economic foundation of our society provides the context for our relationships and the nature of our struggle. It is impossible for the State, institutions or individuals to be neutral...Jesus Christ was on the side of the oppressed and exploited....Our Christian faith.....demands that we continue this struggle.

SCM Winnipeg's recent activities have included working on the Winnipeg Walkathon for El Salvador, participating in the programmes of the Manitoba Inter-Church Committee for World Development Education, and supporting the anti-nuclear movement. As a general rule, the Committee supports the progressive activities of a variety of groups Winnipeg and assists in publicizing their activities.

Resources available from SCM include a study kit on the Quebec National Question ($5), a ten part study kit on women's issues ($5), and issues of the SCM national newspaper, The Canadian Student (free). As well, one can obtain copies of theSCM's 60th Anniversary Songbook - a compilation of 49 songs of the labour/civil rights/ socialist/environmentalist/feminist and progressive church movements.

membership is open to individuals of all religous beliefs who accept the basic assumption of the SCM.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.


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