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ABOUT  IMCS    AFRICA

IMCS Pax Romana is the International Movement of Catholic Students which brings together  over  80  diverse  national  federations,  associations,  and  Movements  of Catholic University and Tertiary students from six regions established in 1921 with the aim of promoting peace and justice at the global level, and helping in the holistic formation of students around the globe.
The Movement advocates on behalf of its members as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), and United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO). IMCS is also active with regional inter-governmental and international bodies, such as the International Labor Organization and the World Bank to voice the concerns of youth.
In Africa, the movement was established in 1956 getting a permanent Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya in 1978 and currently recognized by the Episcopal Conferences of 25 countries in which we have affiliated active members.

ABOUT  IMCS    AFRICA

IMCS Pax Romana is the International Movement of Catholic Students which brings together  over  80  diverse  national  federations,  associations,  and  Movements  of Catholic University and Tertiary students from six regions established in 1921 with the aim of promoting peace and justice at the global level, and helping in the holistic formation of students around the globe.
The Movement advocates on behalf of its members as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), and United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO). IMCS is also active with regional inter-governmental and international bodies, such as the International Labor Organization and the World Bank to voice the concerns of youth.
In Africa, the movement was established in 1956 getting a permanent Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya in 1978 and currently recognized by the Episcopal Conferences of 25 countries in which we have affiliated active members.

VISION

Integral  Education  in  Africa  which  allows  holistic  development  of  all  students through Reflection and Action guided by the Teaching of the Church and supported by active participation in community development.

MISSION

IMCS aims to evangelize and transform the student milieu particularly at the tertiary level, to drive transformation by approaching social and community issue guided by the Teaching of Jesus in the Gospel and the Compendium of the Social Teachings of the Church.

OBJECTIVES

  • To promote  the  student  apostolate  among  students  in  higher  education stressing their responsibility in life, in the church’s mission and the world.
  • To recognize the problem of justice, a precondition which is vital to the transformation of society, and work with all concerned men and women for joint action and reflection leading to a more just and equitable social order at all levels; national, continental and global.
  • To further the Christian faith experience lived in one’s own commitment and to try to communicate this faith to the student milieu by bearing witness to Jesus Christ.To develop a pedagogy which helps students integrate their Christian faith in their effort to build a more just society.
  • To develop a pedagogy which helps students integrate their Christian faith in their effort to build a more just society.
OUR   APPROACHES
  • Celebration
At all levels of IMCS Africa, celebration plays an important role in forming communities of faith, in fostering joy and in building commitment. An important celebration is that of the Holy Mass, where students encounter God and one another by participating in the Liturgy of the Word and the Eucharist.
  • Active involvement
IMCS Africa and its members strive to respond to issues of the university life and the society within our locality with a view to making the Christian values of justice, love, and equality more present. Guided by our values, themes and vision we seek to engage the communities we live within to share the Gospel and to enhance living of the Christian Faith in action and reflection.
  • Formation Events
From the local to the international level, IMCS provides various formation forums on the Catholic Faith, Catholic Social Teachings, as well as integrated individual and social formation. An important tool in formation used by many IMCS groups is to organize exposure programs to open the hearts of students to other realities and to different contexts where our faith is exemplified.
  • Conferences and Study Sessions
Since its founding, IMCS has seen the importance of gathering representatives of its member Movements for reflection, critical analysis and the development of action plans. These international and national study sessions have often produced important, influential and enlightening reflection documents and action plans which have continuously shaped the direction of the movement thus far. IMCS helps not only to connect students with each other but helps formation and support of local groups.
  • Representation and Advocacy
An important part of IMCS is representation of Catholic students in various forums at all levels. As a non-governmental organization and as a recognized International Catholic Organization (ICO) we have consultative status with the United Nation’s ECOSOC. The Movement has a mission to represent and advocate on behalf of Catholic Students at the tertiary level, at the United Nations and with the Holy See.
  • Collaboration
IMCS also places importance on collaborating with likeminded organizations to build working partnerships and networks. It has continued to have a deep relationship with ICMICA, based on our common history, identity, and global advocacy work as Pax Romana.   IMCS   also   participates   in   many   gatherings   of   other   like-minded organizations  including  the  conferences  of  International  Catholic  Organizations (ICO), IYCS and other specialized Catholic Action Movements, and with the World Student Christian Federation, based on our common space in working with Christian students in the post-secondary level.
  • Inter-cultural dialogue
IMCS brings together students from different cultures in ways which celebrate these differences and promote tolerance, solidarity and peace.
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