Our purpose as an Open and Affirming (ONA), Peace with Justice congregation, shall be to serve in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a sign and symbol of God's love for the world. As people of hope, we reach out with a radical openness to the diversity of God's gifts and to the forms of ministry to which Christ calls us. We believe that we are called to express God’s peace and love by working for peace with justice in our personal lives, in our church, in our community, and in the world and commit to work persistently for non-violence and the peaceful resolution of conflict . We advocate for human dignity, defending and respecting the basic human needs and rights of every individual and promote the integrity and sustainability of all God’s creation. We believe that God is still speaking and calling us into new ministries of love, justice and inclusiveness .