What we believe.
We believe in full equality for all Americans including the freedom to marry for LGBT citizens. We support women’s rights and government programs to help our most vulnerable. We stand up for quality public schools for every child and clean air and water. We believe all Americans deserve access to decent healthcare and that immigrants should be treated with respect and dignity. We seek an economy that treats all workers fairly and an end to American wars around the world.
Faith in Christ’s love.
We believe the core of Jesus’ message to love our neighbors must be the foundation of how we live our lives. We reject politics that divides and attacks, that demonizes people for where they come from, who they love, how they choose to worship (or not worship) or how much money or education they have. We reject that kind of politics as fundamentally un-American and un-Christian.
Faith in economic justice.
We believe we all deserve a fair shot at the American dream and that everyone bears an equal responsibility to build and sustain this great nation. We dismiss the flawed argument that corporations are people and we reject unequal tax policies that penalize middle-class and working-class earners while rewarding greed and avarice among many of the nation’s wealthiest citizens and corporate giants.
Faith in women.
We believe in women’s rights and we have faith in women’s ability to make their own decisions—about their bodies, their families and their economic futures. We strongly support laws that require equal pay for equal work. We reject thinly-veiled efforts to restrict women’s access to contraception and reproductive health services in the name of “religious freedom.”
Faith in civic institutions.
We believe that government and publicly-funded institutions are critical and have a unique responsibility to protect our nation’s most vulnerable people. We reject the assertion by some Christian leaders and elected officials that our tax dollars shouldn’t be spent on government programs that feed the poor, heal the sick and care for the elderly.
Faith in science.
We believe that faith in God and belief in science aren’t mutually exclusive. We reject “faith-based” attacks on sound scientific findings on topics ranging from climate change to evolution to life-saving genetic research.
Faith in education.
We believe that strong public schools make America a better and more just nation. We believe that by making higher education accessible and affordable for more students through low-cost student loans, government grants and scholarships, we help ensure a more prosperous, peaceful future for our children and grandchildren. We reject misguided efforts by religious leaders to undermine the quality and content of instruction in our public schools.
Faith in equality.
We believe in full equality for all Americans including the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples. We believe the Defense of Marriage Act along with efforts to deny LGBT Americans the right to raise children, have equal survivor and healthcare benefits and permit discrimination in housing and employment are fundamentally un-Christian. We reject discriminatory laws and practices defended under the guise of “Christian values.”
Faith in workers.
We believe in an economy that treats all workers with fairness and dignity. We believe that hard work should be rewarded with a living wage, decent benefits, equal pay and a safe work environment. We reject efforts to roll back minimum wage, equal pay and child labor protections and attempts to label the right to organize for better pay and safer working conditions as “un-Christian.”
Faith in America’s promise.
As a nation built by immigrants, we believe in an America that welcomes hard-working people seeking a better life for themselves and their families. We believe our nation needs to fix its broken immigration system and formulate a clear path to citizenship for millions of undocumented workers instead of making criminals out of productive men and women and their children. We reject the un-Christian idea that this nation should only invest in building fences instead of building hope and opportunity for a better future.