Just Peace Covenant

Covenant Declaring Church of the Crossroads

A Just Peace Church

(by vote of the congregation March 8, 1992!)

We, the Church of the Crossroads,
     in response to our belief in love of God
     which unconditionally wills the good of all creation,
     and our belief that aloha expressed as peace and justice, compassion and harmony,
     is God’s intention for all creation, do hereby make covenant
     with God and with one another, to become a
     Just Peace Church of the United Church of Christ.

We believe that, although we are many members,
we are one body of Christ.

As a part of that body of Christ, we are called to love one another,
to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.

Responding to that call, a goal of our ministry is to heal the brokenness we experience in ourselves and in our relationships with the creation, with each other and with God.

By the Grace of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit we pledge ourselves as a community to be a microcosm of the aloha God intends for the world, by living out our life together in the integrity of creation, justice and peace;

     to seek the elimination of the causes of war through nonviolent means;

     to live towards the vision of a world that is free of economic injustice,
     oppression, racism, and sexism and

     to challenge the structures that perpetuate them;

     to respect the human rights of persons of all social and ethnic backgrounds,
     physical and mental abilities, gender, and sexual orientations; to maintain aloha
     as the guiding force for our ministry and mission.

Believing that this is God’s world, we pledge ourselves to carry out the vision of the integrity of creation, justice and peace.

(March 8, 1992)