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الإعلان عن وظيفة سكرتير إقليمي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط للإتحاد 

العالمي المسيحي للطلبة

السادة / مسؤلي الحركات،

يعلن الإتحاد العالمي المسيحي للطلبة - منطقة الشرق الأوسط -

عن فتح باب الترشيح لملء وظيفة سكرتير إقليمي حسب المعايير الآتية:

١السكرتير الإقليمي معني برعاية الشباب والدفع بهم للتوجه المسكوني بمختلف الكنائس ومتابعة مسيرة الإتحاد ضمن المبادئ المعتمدة. 

٢له دراية برسالة الإتحاد وأهدافه والظروف المحيطة به.

٣سبق وأن شارك فى أنشطة الإتحاد.

٤يجيد لغة أجنبيه إجادة تامه (الإنجليزية أو الفرنسية).

٥أن يكون مستعدا للسفر إلى بلدان الإقليم والعالم بسهولة.

٦له خبره فى إدارة البرامج ووضع الميزانيات وجلب الدعم للأنشطة والإتصال والتواصل.

٧- لا يزيد عمره عن ٤٠ عاما وقت الترشيح.

ترسل السيره الذاتية للمرشح ورؤيته لعمل الإتحاد فى الفترة القادمة مصحوبة بخطاب تذكية من الحركة التابع لها المرشح. 

يرجى العلم بأن مدة التعاقد مع الإتحاد الدولي هى عامان.

ترسل طلبات الترشيح إلى لجنة البحث على البريد الإلكترونى mesearchcomittee@gmail.com  بحد أقصى 

15 آذار/ مارس 2018. 

للمزيد من المعلومات عن المعايير المطلوبة، الرجاء قراءة الملف التالي: المعايير ووصف الوظيفة 

 


 

WSCF Middle East - Narrative Report 2017

 

The accomplishments and activities of the Middle East office are compiled in 2017's Narrative Report. You can access it here.


 

Message of the Regional Secretary - January 2018

and lead us not into temptation” …we often repeat this verse but we rarely understand it… The trial (temptations) is not always directed at individuals, but can occur for the collective. This year, once again, I start my report midst sadness and sorrow, the situation that the Church, collectively, lives through in the Arab region, be it in Syria, Iraq, the various Arab nations, and even in our beloved Egypt… Egypt of Witness whose people became victims of the absurd terrorism… hundreds of deaths and injuries… the people do not even know why they were targeted. Their crime is only that they went to Church to pray!

After all this free death and sorrow, this is the trial, or the trials that storm the Christians, specifically the youths. It is the same in all the Arab countries: death and forced migration. Here’s how the Christian faith is being put to all of these trials, as the reactions echo in all directions. Our biggest trial today is how to strengthen our Faith as the blood almost flood us. To stay true to our Faith without blasphemy, to strengthen our Faith without drawing away from the Church, to hold on to Faith and live in partnership… how do we accomplish this? How do we hold on to our Faith and look at Jesus and tell him: these are the vulnerabilities of our youths that we lay before you; in our Love to you, we try to be worthy of you letting us be born here… to witness for your Glory?

Before these tremendous trials, our youths’ reactions are various, and often cruel. We find those echoing among some Christian leaders, and members of the clergy. Staying true to our Faith means facing the blind violence. How do we stick to the Bible in facing those difficulties? How do we continue to love? These are the most fundamental questions today that require special care and guidance in answering so that our youths do not succumb to migration as a solution to their issues. How do we ask the youths to continue to be role models of love in their countries, to continue to dry their brothers and sisters’ tears and wash their sorrow away, when the sorrow and the tears are endless? We are not worried about the Church, but we are wary of our own humane weaknesses… For the horrified souls often forget that even if in tears, Christ still holds our hands.

The Ecumenical Movement in the Middle East is not in its top shape. Perhaps, the Churches got used to an entity that leads this work. If that is the case, then this is fine. However, the Churches straying away from the basic will of this fundamental Ecumenical work requires amendment from all of us. All the Churches agree on participating in the Ecumenical journey, but moving forward is taking forever. The foundations involved are not enthusiastic as long as the Churches do not initiate the work. Their contribution is crucial.

First, we ask ourselves how come the Churches do not contribute to planning and funding the Ecumenical project. Throughout the Middle East, no one answered yet. We thank the foreign Churches for funding our activities. We thank the individuals that donate to these Churches so they can fund our projects. However, let us be sincere and share our frustration that our own Churches, bestowed with many riches, do not fund, not even modestly, the Ecumenical work. This cause is important, very important. Somewhere this is considered a commitment from the Church in this work, as part of its contribution to the Middle East Council of Churches… our commitment to this Federation is passing Jesus’s call of “being one”. We are not afraid… we’re just frustrated.

Our Federation, today, is but a small boat sailing midst all the furious storms and waves. Perhaps, this is Jesus’s will. We see Him every day. We feel His hand reaching out for our youths to save them from falling. We always feel that we are falling back. We admit this to our Jesus as we do not want to relax upon hearing others recalling our accomplishments. We are indeed still short on a lot, but we continue to try and try… success only comes through Him and for Him.

The challenges that face the Federation now are countless. The crises of developing new visions are being faced by work and planning activities. We do not only hear our youths but we “listen” to them and feel their concerns; we follow their wishes without being ordered to as it is the case in the Church. We try to translate their priorities in our challenging meetings in prayer, thought, and love. Our continued attempt to draw a map for our path is a duty that we all collaborate in fulfilling, each per their own talents. Midst this environment of love and will to know, we pray and call the Holy Spirit to storm and influence the road, for all the solutions come from Above.

Behind the difficulty of the challenges that our youths are facing within their belonging to their countries and churches, our Federation launches the “Ecumenical Institute for the Middle East”. We are not here to state all the pressure we have been put through, and on levels, even from directions we did not expect... but this Institute was founded and continued and became an Institute with over 120 graduates so far… of course there are plenty of mistakes, dereliction, challenges, and difficulties that we are working towards amending. We have Jesus and what He stated in the Bible… “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back”. This Institute is a gate that opens up to many Churches and Colleges, to various Academic liturgical standards, and to many foreign people of thought and power. Through this work, we also discovered the importance of staying true to our thoughts and beliefs in the Federation, and of sharing them with the other. Let us all join in to build bonds of strong love between one another, and with the graduates from the various Churches… Love that was eased by knowing the other and their Church and tradition. Prayers allowed those graduates to strengthen their bonds, and perhaps, through this, Jesus’s call for love and unity can be materialized for them as they seed love in their own churches and societies, to hopefully, one day, harvest a meeting between the different churches.

If I were to conclude, I would sincerely and respectfully like to thank the co-regional secretary, Mr. Ayman Karam, who continues to teach us a lot, and never says “no” to any service asked from him for the sake of the Church and Ecumenism.

I would also like to thank all the Youth Ecumenical committees that are currently present and active in most of the Arab countries and continue to enrich us with will and active love… through them, our role is further clarified and strengthened.

Furthermore, I present my gratitude and thanks to the regional committee that is filled with love and support for the general secretariat in the Middle East. My thanks are also directed at the Global Federation that never stopped providing us with support, and solitude at the sight of any major or trivial challenge, spiritually and morally.

Finally, I would like to thank the Lord, and I ask him to grant us power and grace so we can continue to “(have) ears to hear, (and) hear” have His whispers urging us to serve the Church and its youths… “For in him we live and move and have our being”.

Elsy Wakil

Regional Executive

WSCF Middle East