SCM ANTI-OPPRESSION COVENANT
WE CONFESS that we are in broken and oppressive relationships with each other.
WE CONFESS that in challenging our society we often fail to challenge our own behaviours, assumptions and privilege.
WE UNDERSTAND that until we transform all forms of oppression, which are interdependent, we cannot be whole.
WE UNDERSTAND that we need anti-oppressive policies to challenge racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and ableism.
WE ALSO UNDERSTAND that policy must be buttressed by a way of being in nurturing community. Policy is not to create fear but to create safer spaces for reconciliation.
WE COMMIT to anti-oppression policies as a first step, as works in progress.
AS THE STUDENT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT, we make this covenant: we commit to the long process of building true communion.