Jesus was a social justice hero. He boldly spoke out against inequality, helped the oppressed, condemned the oppressor, and embraced the alienated.” *    

We recognize that we live in a diverse community, and we acknowledge that racism and other forms of discrimination exist in our society. Following the teachings of Jesus, we commit ourselves to work for the full inclusion and fair treatment of all people and to advocate for the equitable distribution of resources in every sector of our common life.    

*Stephen Mattson is the author of "The Great Reckoning: Surviving a Christianity That Looks Nothing Like Christ."

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