FAITH, FORMATION AND PRAXIS DESK
The Faith, Formation and Praxis desk find its basis in the biblical passage James 2:17 “Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” It caters for the importance of faith-driven transformative actions. It amplifies the importance of putting equal emphasis on action and reflection. The desk facilitates creative interfaith worship services and dialogue platforms, conducts Bible studies on relevant themes, and facilitates lived-in experiences for contextual analyses and activity-based unconventional learning methods.
HUMAN RIGHTS DESK
The human rights desk is a continuation of SCM’s long tradition of involving in justice issues. The desk oversees human rights violations both at the local and national levels. It seeks to impart human rights education to the student community by helping them to relate human rights concepts with the local context. Understanding Socio-political, religious and cultural realities are crucial for the desk to plan programs and work efficiently. Advocacy, campaign, documentation, engagements and building skills are some of the working methodologies of the desk
GENDER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE DESK
Gender and Social Justice Desk of SCMI works to sensitize students to deepen their conceptual understanding of gender, patriarchy and caste and its interaction with the system of social dominion. It works to uphold the rights of sexual/gender minorities and reflects on measures to undertake in building a gender-sensitive society. The desk facilitates seminars, workshops, lectures and group discussions to support and strengthen the students to analyse, reflect and challenge issues related to gender and social justice.
MISSION AND SCHOLARSHIP DESK
The Mission and Scholarship desk aspires to accomplish the mission of God through Christian values by standing in solidarity and meeting the needs of the underprivileged, oppressed, marginalized and poor (Dalit and Adivasi / Tribal) students, who are the most afflicted communities in the education system. The desk seeks to help students understand God’s mission of an inclusive community through education initiatives. These initiatives would help students become aware of discrimination in their immediate environment and empower them to become change-makers in a society of discrimination. This desk initiates, facilitates, and coordinates programs through some of the programmatic expressions like Fellowship Projects, Faith & Spirituality, Worship & Liturgy, Dialogue & Peace, Ecumenism & Science & Technology. The primary focus of this desk is a fellowship project titled Transforming Communities: SCMI Fellowship Programme for Dalits and Adivasis by providing students from, those are underprivileged communities with a scholarship for English and Computer Courses, Leadership Training Camps, Perspective Sharing, Capacity Building for Mentors and Staff Advisors.
The Communication Desk is the portal to the outside world to understand and witness the ethos and activities of the movement. The desk links with the student body about current events and regularly publishes content online and on social media to stay updated with the rapidly changing globe. We continue to influence students and consequently support the movement’s expansion. The duties and functions of the desk include Publication, Documentation, Art and Literature, engaging in Movement Building Activities, Networking and Upskilling.