11/09/2010

US Episcopalian Christine Housel heads up World Student Christian Federation

Christine Housel. former Volunteer for Mission from Delaware, has been elected general secretary of the World Student Christian Federation.  This is great for WSCF and great for her!


Christine Housel. Photo: © Peter Kenny / ENI
Geneva (ENInews). Christine Housel, an Episcopalian (Anglican) from the United States, has been elected the new general secretary of the World Student Christian Federation, a global grouping of student groups that promotes dialogue, ecumenism, social justice and peace. The WSCF was founded in 1895 by the North American evangelist and global ecumenist John R. Mott, whose efforts also led to the creation of the World Council of Churches more than half a century later.Housel studied philosophy at Wheaton College near Chicago and did a Masters of Divinity at Yale Divinity School. She has served as project manager at the federation's international office in Geneva since 2008.

2 comments:

  1. Mark this is great news! I remember Christine - I am so happy for her and for the WSCF. Well done, all!

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  2. COMMON CHALLENGES AND ENCOUNTER FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD.


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    45:14which are available in www.Quran.com.

    It is the time to discuss the following because according to the Quranic verses 5:14,
    5:82,7:158,45:14,57:27and28 and 61:6 it is revealed that Christians are not arrogant
    and amongst them are priests and monks.Our prophet Jesus said that he is a messenger
    of God,confirming Torah which came before him,and giving glad tidings of a messenger to
    comeafter him,whose name shall be Ahamed.It is also further revealed that God sent
    Jesus and gave him the Gospel.And He ordained in the hearts of those who followed
    Jesus,compassion and mercy and it is also revealed that the believers of prophets Moses
    and Jesus fear God and believe in His messenger Mohamed and it means that Jews and
    Christians can also follow Islam without converting to Islam as compulsory conversion
    is banned under the Quranic verse 2:256.He also says that He will give them a double
    portion of His mercy and He will give them a light by which Christians and Jews shall
    walk.

    Besides,according to the Quranic verse 45:14,Jihad is not recognised as it says:

    45:14. Tell those who believe,
    To forgive those who
    Do not look forward
    To the Days of God:
    It is for Him to recompense
    (For good or ill) each People
    According to what
    They have earned.

    Further the Quranic verse 2:99 reveals that no one can refuse to follow the Quranic
    verses except those who are perversing and again the Quranic verse 5:14 reveals that
    God took their covenant,but they abandoned a good portion of the message that was sent to
    them[Christians,Jews and Muslims].So,God planted amongst them enimity and hatred til the
    Day of Ressurection.

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    world and the same are to be analysed and discussed with the top leaders of Jews,Christians,
    Islam and all other religions in the world.

    Under Quranic verses 4:157and158 it is revealed:
    4:157.That they said [in boast]
    "We killed Christ Jesus
    The son of Mary
    The Messenger of Allah";-
    But they killed him not
    Nor crucified him.
    Only a likeness of that
    Was shown to them.
    And those who differ
    Therein are full of doubts,
    With no [certain] knowledge.
    But only conjecture to follow,
    For of a surety
    They killed him not.
    4:158. Nay,Allah raised him up
    Unto Himself;and Allah
    Is Exalted in Power,Wise;-

    [The resemblence of Jesus was put over his traitot Judas by God and the people killed him
    while Jesus was raised to heaven by God and Jesus is in heaven].

    Holy Bible says:
    1."Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves".
    -Matthew 10:16.

    2."Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance;
    with divine retribution he will come to save you". - Isaiah 35:4

    Holy Quran says:
    28:59. Nor was thy Lord the one
    To destroy a population until
    He had sent to its Centre
    An apostle, rehearsing to them
    Our Signs; nor are We
    Going to destroy a population
    Except when its members
    Practise iniquity.

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