Montfort Social Institute (MSI) addresses three important issues of our times – protection of human rights, sustainable development, and governance.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Earth Charter and the Social Teachings form the basic framework of the task of MSI. The Institute uses these instruments to create a culture of respect and dignity for all persons, and the earth.
The Institute is an Affiliate and a resource center of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, a Society engaged in education and community development all over India for well over a century.
Montfort Social Institute is also an Affiliate of The Earth Charter Initiative.
A special focus of MSI is children and youth, for we believe that even more than our past, it is the future generations that hold the promise of change in the world. Hence, our young ought to have access to and possibilities for acquiring knowledge, skills and development of attitudes that can usher in respect for the dignity and rights of all, and the whole community of life.
The Institute engages in issues of protection of human rights, sustainable development and governance, through grass root activism, advocacy for policy reform, and education for transformation.