The Anglican Society, affiliates of the Anglican Students Federation (ASF), a community of diverse students united by the word of God who will bring difference in our institution and communities. Meet new friends at varsity who share your Christian values and lifestyle.
Participate in services, bible studies, workshops and conferences, and get involved in outreach programmes to help those who are less fortunate.
The Anglican Students' Federation (ASF) is the tertiary student wing of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA), with 58 Anglican Student Societies on campuses throughout South Africa, Lesotho, Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland and Namibia.
These groups offer students a 'home from home' opportunity to continue living a Christian life, through services on campus and access to pastoral assistance from a chaplains.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Greetings my fellow Anglicans: Following a series of threats, defiant statements and the kidnapping of girls by Boko Haram, the presence of African and Christian solidarity is required in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to carry out the final and unequivocal order of the entire African continent. The kidnapping of more than 200 girls by Boko Haram last month has shocked the world, but many Nigerian villagers have been enduring deadly attacks for a year or longer. Thousands have fled across the borders to the neighbouring Cameroon or Chad, or southward to the capital, Abuja.
The statistics are horrific, 147 Christians have been killed in the past year, 87 churches have been torched, and 56 villages have been emptied of all Christians and close to 15,000 people have been forced to flee. The war with Boko Haram has killed close to 12,000 citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; surely any noble Christian and Africans at large, regardless of where he/she lives, should be worried by this statistics, if not, we will have to stop and examine our conscience about this and other related incidents affecting our continent.
This continent was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal irrespective of their religious believes, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle as the Anglican Students Federation to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free more so as Christians. It ought to be possible, therefore, for Nigerian girls of any religion to attend school without having to be backed up by troops.
It ought to be possible for those poor Nigerian Christian girls to receive equal treatment without interference or fear of reprisal. It ought to be possible, in short, for every African to enjoy the privileges of being an African without regard to his/her religious affiliation. In short, every African ought to have the right to be treated as he/she would wish to be treated, as one would wish his/her children to be treated. But this is not the case.
A Christian girl in Nigeria, regardless of the choice of religious affiliation, ought to have as much chance of completing a high school as a Muslim girl in the same place on the same day, as much chance of completing college, and as much chance of becoming a professional woman.
This is not a just a Nigerian issue. Difficulties over segregation and discrimination over the choice or inheritance of religious status exist in other sections of our continent, rising tide of discontent that threatens the continental safety. It is a time of domestic crisis and men of good will and generosity in Africa should be able to unite regardless of their religious affiliation. This is not a Nigerian issue alone. It is better to settle these matters in the peaceful negotiations because war alone cannot make men see right.
We are confronted primarily with a moral issue as Africans. We face, therefore, a moral crisis as a continent and as a people. It is a time to act as Africans, in our countries and our regions and, above all, in all of our daily lives. It is not enough for our leaders to just talk, they must act. A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation as Christians, is to pray for the softening of hearts and attitudes to those who are directly involved in this crisis, pray for the families of those girls and importantly, pray for their safe return to their respective homes.
IF AFRICA CANNOT PUT AN END TO TERRORISM, TERRORISM WILL PUT AN END TO AFRICAN. AFRICA UNITE!!!!
Rethabile P Matlatsa
(52nd ASF President)
ASF 54TH PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE 2014
The Provincial conference 2014 will take place at Kimiad Christian Centre – HEIDELBERG in the East Rand of Johannesburg. Directions will be supplied to everyone upon registration for the conference.
Conference will be from the 29TH JUNE – 3RDTH JULY 2014. The opening Eucharist will be held on the 29th June at 12h00 at the above mentioned venue where the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Highveld will preside and Preach at the opening service. Delegates are urged to arrive early at the conference venue in time for registration, supper and the opening Eucharist service.
The conference fee is R675.00 per Student and Chaplains. This fee includes accommodation, meals, conference pack and a t/shirt. You are also requested to bring your own toiletries, bedding and other things you might need.
An’socs will be liable for members who paid deposits and not attend the conference.
The conference fee/deposit is non-refundable
For this year’s conference we are looking at a maximum of 180 delegates. To make sure that you are counted amongst these numbers, please register as soon as possible Please find with this letter a copy of the registration and indemnity form, make copies for all your delegates. This registration forms must be submitted back to ASF office together with the deposit of R337.50 or the full conference fee of R675.00. No registration form will be considered without a Deposit. The due date for sending in your deposits and registration is 13 June 2014 and no extensions will be allowed.
The registration form must be signed by the chaplain.
The Conference fee must be deposited on the following ASF account
Standard Bank (South Africa)
Account no: 070275629
Branch: Thibault square
Branch code: 020909
May the Good Lord Bless you all and guide you as you prepare for this conference. For more information please do not hesitate to call Zodwa or Tshepo at the ASF office, in Benoni on: (011) 420 0244, fax (011) 420 0260. Our e-mail address is email@example.com. Please do also visit our website at www.anglicanstudents.net for more info.
With God’s Blessings
ANGLICAN SOCIETY (AN'SOC)
Becoming a tertiary students is an achievement to most of us, having completed high school and now at a stage where you have to choose a career that will take you forward in life. However, all this excitement comes with not only academic choices but also social choices. We often shift aside our faith issues and focus more on making friends.
The Anglican Society strives to provide you a place where you will find a balance of friendship, worship, bible study, fellowship, advise, growth in faith and healing.
So look for the sign, “AN'SOC” and register with your Christian Home Away from home
Yes Operation Abasazi/recruitment is continuing around our campuses up to the second week of February 2014. During this time let us contiinue flying the ASF/An'soc flag high, let us make stalls with An'soc information available in all our campus corners and also posters and fliers about An'soc above all let us make sure that each and every Anglican who enters our campus see the availability of An'soc. Operation Abasazi/Recruitment is the most important event in the life of ASF and failure to execute this event will lead to our brothers and sisters being taken by other structures. Operation Abasazi/Recruitment its not for the Executive but for all the members and friends including chaplains. Let us wear our T-shirts with pride during this time of the year to market our organisation. Some of our Brothers and Sisters are coming from far looking for school and they will be needing accomodation, I request that we find a way to assist them.
An'soc Cape Peninsula University of Technology - Bellville campus with Reverend Flores Anthony the Chaplain
An'soc WITS registering new members during Orientation 2014
Executive of An'soc University of Limpopo Turfloop campus addressing new An'soc members
Members of University of North West Mafikeng duting orientation 2014
An'soc University of Western Cape during Orientation 2014
An'soc Cape Peninsula University of Technology - Cape Town Campus during orientation 2014