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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 11. June 24, 1953



Does an appeal for Korean students mean anything to us? This last week we have made a beginning and offered some aid to fellow-student shere. The World's Student Christian Federation, through which this appeal was made, is a body Which has been built up in the last 60 years for the international work of Christian students Working through the World University Service it offers material aid to the many countries where we know relief is urgently needed. These two student bodies face up to the Christian responsibility in the present confused and unstable world situation and W.S.C.F. is attending at present to the student needs in South-east Asia. Latin America and Africa where their problems can only be resolved with the sympathetic cooperation of a wider, realistic student body.

W.S.C.F. started in 1895 with a vision of a Christian body in every country and college and today the Federation, with its centre in Geneva, brings students together through affiliated, corresponding and pioneer movements in 50 countries. The motto of the Federation. "That they all may be one," is the basis of a movement capable of uniting students from the widest variety of Christian traditions. The central body is a Triennial General Committee of national representatives and the work is directed by an International committee of 13. a General Secretary, his assistant and travelling secretaries.

Christian study and worship in university colleges, work within the ecumenical movement, missionary work, a Christian approach to the secular problems of political and economic barriers and relief efforts to countries such as Korea, Africa, India through W.U.S. are Federation activities important to thousands of students. This is why Victoria College S.C.M. has been allocated a quota which is part of the £400 New Zealand is contributing to W.S.C.F. £250 directly to Federation work, £100 funds for New Zealand and overseas conference delegates, £50 for W.U.S. We are asked' to raise £100 at V.U.C.

We can do this with your help and interest in the work we are called to do.

This week, June 22 to 28, is Federation Week when V.U.C. students can help V.U.C.S.C.M. fulfill our urgent duty towards students in less fortunate countries.