Our Mission, is not just another mission statement, but carrying out service to our communities and fulfilling our Christian duty “to engage those social concerns that challenge the communities we are called to serve.” Additionally, we are governed by the following principles, informed by Scripture and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
- Every child, family, and individual should be able to live free of the threat and hurt of gun violence.
- The disproportionate, mass incarceration of African-American, Latino, and other racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups is an injustice that violates American and Christian principles.
- Formerly incarcerated persons who have paid their debts to society deserve societal forgiveness, coupled with opportunity and support to re-enter our communities and provide for themselves and their families.
- Every person, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or socio-economic status should be able to live free of discriminatory police brutality and profiling.
- Every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income, should have equal access to high-quality, affordable health care.
- Every individual and family—including elderly, middle- and low-income individuals and veterans— deserves safe, affordable, and decent housing in safe neighborhoods.
- Economically challenged individuals and communities deserve equal access and opportunity for business and economic development and ownership.
- End mass incarceration of African-American, Latino, and other racial and ethnic groups;
- End discrimination against formerly incarcerated persons as they seek re-entry to our neighborhoods and employment to provide for themselves and their families;
- End police brutality and police profiling of people of color;
Community and Economic Development
- Ensure safe and affordable housing for middle- to low-income families and individuals, including elderly and disabled individuals, veterans, and persons living in poverty;
- Encourage and support the creation of living wage jobs, entrepreneurship, and other economic opportunities for economically challenged individuals, families, and communities;
Health and Welfare
- Encourage and support efforts to attain affordable and accessible health care for all;
- End gun violence in communities throughout the United States;
- Develop and support efforts to ensure equitable access to high-quality public education for each and every child, regardless of race, ethnicity, income or place of residence.
- Provide a menu of high-quality training opportunities for faith-based social justice workers.
Working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.