National Council of Church's Christian Principles in an Election Year (pdf):
1) A living family income for all who responsibly work. 2) Affordable, quality health care for all, regardless of income. 3) Schools that work for all of our children. 4) Safe and affordable housing. 5) Safe and secure neighborhoods. 6) Family-friendly policies and programs. 7) Zero tolerance for racism and make racial justice and reconciliation top national priorities.
- War is contrary to the will of God. While the use of violent force may, at times, be a necessity of last resort, Christ pronounces his blessing on the peacemakers.
- God calls us to live in communities shaped by peace and cooperation.
- God created us for each other, and thus our security depends on the well-being of our global neighbors.
- God calls us to be advocates for those who are most vulnerable in our society.
- Each human being is created in the image of God and is of infinite worth.
- The earth belongs to God and is intrinsically good.
- Christians have a biblical mandate to welcome strangers.
- Those who follow Christ are called to heal the sick.
- Because of the transforming power of God’s grace, all humans are called to be in right relationship with each other. We look for political leaders who seek a restorative, not retributive, approach to the criminal justice system and the individuals within it.
- Providing enriched learning environments for all of God’s children is a moral imperative.