More than 300 Scripture Union representatives from 100 different countries will meet from 4-8 March for the Scripture Union Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This special event, which last took place in 2017, will draw together SU leaders, volunteers and supporters for three days of meetings, discussions and planning considering the theme of ‘Bridging the Gap’.
The delegates will be joined by three keynote speakers including:
· broadcaster and advocate, Krish Kandiah, from the UK
· youth advocate, Nana Yaw Offei Awuku from Ghana
· theologian and social justice campaigner, Ruth Padilla DeBorst from Costa Rica.
Each of these experienced speakers will examine key gaps in society, including the gap between the church and the world, the generation gap and the gap caused by social divisions and injustice.
In addition to the speakers, for the first time a group of over 40 Scripture Union Young Ambassadors from as many different countries will be joining the event to present on issues around the gaps they have seen in a whole range of contexts affecting their lives.
International Director for SUI, Monika Kuschmierz, said: “Our challenge globally is how Scripture Union can remain relevant and respond to a fragmented and divided world. And find the best way to help children, young people, families, and communities to navigate their way in challenging and sometimes dangerous situations.”
Read more about the Global Gathering.
Global Gathering details:
4-8 March 2024. Starting with dinner at 6pm on the 4th March and ending on 8th March after breakfast, or after 4pm if you wish to stay on for the Community Group meetings.
The Everly Putrajaya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The theme ‘Bridging the Gap’ will help us focus on how the SU Global Family can help build ‘bridges’ in this increasingly polarised world. The imagery is to highlight the difference between different sectors of society, culture, ideology, and beliefs – e.g., between the young and old, between those with and without good digital access, between those with opposing political leanings, between different theologies and approaches to Christian life, along with other ‘hot’ topics.
Take a look at our other Global Gathering pages: