Thursday, September 11, 2008

WSCF Response to Powersharing Deal

Statement of the World Student Christian Federation
On the Announcement of An Agreement to Form an Inclusive Government in Zimbabwe

The World Student Christian Federation welcomes the announcement of an agreement to form an inclusive Government in Zimbabwe. While we await the full details our thoughts and prayers are with the students, young people and ordinary families in Zimbabwe at this critical juncture. Having suffered so much from a legacy of violence, food shortages, unemployment, collapsed health, education and other vital services – we hope that the agreement will be implemented in a way that fully addresses the dire needs of ordinary Zimbabweans.
WSCF also fervently hopes that this historic agreement marks Zimbabwe’s return to the rule of law and to effective governance for and by the people. We hope that the political leaders will be guided by the principles of good faith and be faithful to the agreement and work selflessly towards its proper implementation.
We trust that the global ecumenical movement and the international community will fulfill their pledge to support the people of Zimbabwe as they begin a challenging process of national healing, reconciliation, reconstruction and renewal.

Reverend Michael Wallace
General Secretary
World Student Christian Federation

About the WSCF
The World Student Christian Federation is a global movement of students working for dialogue, ecumenism, social justice and peace. Founded in 1895, the Federation brings together more than 2 million students in 105 national student Christian movements.

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