Waimea United Church of Christ, Covenant Against Discrimination

 

We affirm that God is both the Creator and the Judge of all humankind. We therefore should share Godís concern for justice and reconciliation throughout human society and for the liberation of all people from every kind of oppression. Because we are made in the image of God, every person has an intrinsic dignity and is to be respected and not exploited. Our love for our neighbor and our obedience to Jesus Christ and His message of salvation implies a witness and discernment upon every form of alienation, oppression and discrimination, and we denounce evil and injustice wherever they exist. To these ends, we encourage the nurturing of safety within our church through care for others and self-care, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources. Likewise to these ends, we accept the US Federal Guidelines on what constitutes discrimination of others.†††

(Adapted from UCC Common Personnel Policies, 2021 and Lausanne Covenant, 1974)