World Church Peace and Justice Team
Adam Wade, team lead
The Community of Christ Peace and Justice Committee advises and assists the church in its pursuit of global peace and justice. It is a standing committee of the World Conference, an international legislative assembly of elected delegates. The Peace and Justice Committee was created by World Conference Resolution 1177 in 1982; members of the committee are appointed for two-year terms by the First Presidency of the church.
The committee's scope is to:
- Promote a climate of peace by encouraging
- the regeneration of persons, making them brothers and sisters;
- an opportunity for self-expression, recognition of equality, and acknowledgment of personal worth;
- responsible participation in governmental processes and support of good and wise persons in positions of governmental leadership; and
- the study of the root causes of war and violence and working toward the elimination of these evils.
- Express responsibility for world conditions in such ways as
- accepting stewardship over creation;
- encouraging personal lifestyles that eliminate waste, greed, and insensitivity;
- committing resources to the pursuit of peace, justice, reconciliation, and human development;
- encouraging support of leaders promoting peace; and
- speaking out against human inequity wherever and whenever it is found.
- Oppose all forms of destructive violence, such as national and international conflict, war, withholding of food, terrorism, and mental and physical abuse.
- Urge nations toward responsible reduction of instruments of mass destruction.
- Emphasize that peace is not attained by mere nonparticipation in violence. Proclaim our ability to make the gospel of peace an incarnate reality.
- Continue as a standing committee with international members.