The vision of Christian Students of Conscience is to launch Christ-centered movements of justice and racial reconciliation at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and abroad. To this end, CSC is dedicated to the following specific goals: (1) Networking Christian students of conscience throughout the world to advocate for the important justice issues of our time; (2) training and mobilizing students around issues of poverty, justice, and race from a faith-rooted, biblical perspective; (3) creating a community of faith for students who are passionate about issues of race and justice; and, (4) promoting Christian community development among the poor of the United States and abroad.
As Christian Students of Conscience we believe:
Every human being is made equally in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1: 27).
By God’s design, we each uniquely reflect the image of God in terms of our distinct cultural backgrounds, gender, and personal gifts, talents, and abilities (Revelation 21: 26. Genesis 1: 27. Psalm 8: 3-5).
This distinct image of God is marred within each of us because of sin (Romans 5: 12-13).
Jesus willingly gave His life and rose again to bring us back into personal relationship with Himself, to restore the distinct image of God within each of us, and to make the whole world new (1 Corinthians 15: 21-22. Romans 5: 15-19. 2 Corinthians 3: 18. Revelation 21:5. Colossians 1: 15-20. Isaiah 9:6-7).
Jesus died not only for our personal sins, but also for the structural and systemic sins of our society which perpetuate poverty, racism, sexism, classism, and injustice of every kind (Romans 13: 8-10).
Poverty exists because we fail to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Racism exists because we fail to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Sexism exists because we fail to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Injustice exists because we fail to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Jesus is a God of justice and compassion (Matthew 25: 31-46. James 5:1-6. Psalm 11:7).
He loves the poor (Psalm 140: 12. 1 Samuel 2: 8).
He loves immigrants (Deuteronomy 10: 18. Psalm 146: 9. Exodus 22: 21).
He loves all those that are marginalized and dispossessed by society.
Jesus identifies so closely with the poor that He teaches that our response to them is a barometer of our love for Him (Matthew 25: 31-46).
As followers of Jesus we are called to obey all of His commandments and teachings (John 14: 23-24).
This includes loving immigrants, the poor, and the dispossessed of society (Leviticus 19: 33-34. Deuteronomy 15: 11).
This also involves advocating on their behalf (Proverbs 31: 8-9).
The vision of CSC is to launch Christ-centered movements of justice and racial reconciliation at UCLA and at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
CSC invites Christ-followers of every denominational background to join us in launching and participating in these movements of justice and racial reconciliation.
CSC also welcomes those who care about issues of justice and race and who are curious about learning more about God’s heart for justice and the poor, and about exploring a personal relationship with Jesus.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and therefore without error. As such, it is our guide for faith, practice, and all the activities of CSC (2 Timothy 3: 16-17).