Peace with Justice
The Peace with Justice movement at Kansas City United Church of Christ, along with other UCC congregations across the country, boldly proclaims a public identity as a justice-doing, peace-seeking church.
KCUCC (formerly Country Club Congregational UCC) voted as a congregation to officially become a Peace with Justice Church on January 26, 2007 by adopting the following resolution:
“Resolved, that Country Club United Church of Christ now is and shall continue to be a Peace with Justice Church. We affirm the human community and oppose the use of nationalism to divide us. We reject the concept that whole groups of people and entire religions are our enemies. We affirm diversity as the best example of God’s handiwork. We affirm nonviolent conflict as inevitable and valuable. We affirm freedom to travel, freedom of exchange of ideas, and freedom for open dialogue. We affirm the worldwide goodness of God’s creation and deny that God creates junk. We commit our community to hone our existing skills and God-given strengths to encourage justice and promote peace. Be it so resolved this day, January 26, 2007, that we adopt this Peace with Justice covenant, so help us God.”
KCUCC’s partnerships with various community organizations are manifestations of this commitment.