At the end of its ninth decade, Church of the Crossroads continues to be a consciously inclusive church. We are open to all people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic background. We have declared these principles in our Just Peace and Open and Affirming Covenants. Concerned about issues of justice and peace, our church has continually been in the forefront of social issues–in early years assisting in the formation of labor unions, and declaring itself a sanctuary during the Vietnam War. More recently the church has become actively involved in environmental issues, both locally and internationally, and has incorporated stewardship of the earth as a tenet in its just peace covenant. We also initiated the establishment of a transition home open to women and children who are the victims of domestic violence. We declared ourselves an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation – our explicit welcome of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer folk – more than two decades ago.