Grounded in our baptismal promise to resist all evil, and committed to denouncing the sin of racism, Pax Christi USA has made a preferential option to transform itself into an anti-racist, multi-cultural movement for peace with justice.

This transformation can only be accomplished with intentional relationships and full participation across cultural communities in our work through:

  • Organizational structures that foster mutual respect and dialogue and which create accountability to people of color
  • Policies which affirm the dignity and utilize the talents of every person
  • Practices which hold multiple and at times conflicting perspectives in creative tension
  • Decision-making processes which depend on and incorporate the multi-cultural identity that is the Church, the Body of Christ.

We have chosen this identity in order to confront the persistent, destructive personal and systemic racism that perpetuate violence in our communities and result in deep spiritual and social brokenness. We are confident that a spirituality of nonviolent anti-racism makes our transformative vision a reality.

Revised vision passed by PCUSA National Council, December 2005

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