Ecumenical Organisations

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA)

The EAA is an international network of 100 churches and church-related organisations committed to campaigning together on common concerns. The World Alliance of YMCAs is founding member of the EAA, and remains active in EAA’s work. As of 2009, the World Alliance of YMCAs is represented on the strategy group for EAA’s Global Food Campaign, by José Pablo Prado Córdova of YMCA Guatemala.

Website: Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

The Vatican, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

The World Alliance has a close relationship with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Rev. Father Gosbert Byamungu, staff of the Council, is an observer of the World Alliance's Executive Committee. 

For more information: www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/index.htm

World Council of Churches (WCC)

The WCC brings together 349 churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 560 million Christians. The World Alliance of YMCAs is a related member of the WCC and represented at its Central Committee. 

Website:  World Council of Churches

The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF)

The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) is a global federation of student Christian groups. WSCF is ecumenical, welcoming people from all Christian traditions and encouraging dialogue between students of different traditions. 

The World Alliance of YMCAs and the WSCF have a shared history : J. R. Mott was the inspiration behind the founding of both international ecumenical organisations. Today there is an-going dialogue between the YMCA and WSCF at international level and in some of the regions, and many members of the Student Christian Movements go on to become YMCA leaders.

Website:  World Student Christian Federation

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