The MWS and the ICS Mission:
ICS intends to be a self-consciously Christian environment where hard and honest questions are welcome. It supports inquiry that takes underlying religious convictions into account, working from within the reformational tradition, and presuming that academic work should be an integral expression of the deepest intellectual and religious impulses. Within this perspective, the MWS also embodies other priorities: a commitment to cultural engagement and social justice; the development of an arena for the formation of international students (notably from Africa and Asia); and a direct engagement by on-campus Junior Members with the Institute's urban setting, drawing not only on the city's scholarly resources, but on its many cultural, professional, charitable, financial and other institutions (for the city, and all it contains, is part of God's creation).