As a community of congregations of faith, MOSES is motivated by a common understanding that each person is a part of a humanity created by God.
We are a faith community compelled by the prophetic mandate to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly before God."
This we seek not merely for ourselves or for those who are members of our congregations, but for our entire community, who we see, through our faith, as members of the brotherhood and sisterhood of all humanity.
Because faith must be accompanied with action, our faith mandates that we strive together to pursue the goals we believe are keeping with the design of God. These goals include:
Justice - for all, without regard to race, gender, social status or religion
Respect for the Dignity of each person - more than a mere respect for life, it is the acknowledgment that each one of us bears the image of God.
Mercy - understanding that there are times and circumstances when laws and guidelines have both a letter and a "spirit".
Fairness - the expectation that society's laws, policies and procedures will be administered in an equitable fashion.
Civility - our desire is a society where each of us respects the rights and humanity of others, and behaves in a fashion worthy of respect.
Kindness - we participate in the building of a true "community" marked by friendliness, generosity, sympathy and tolerance.
Because we begin from the position of faith in God, we are confident that we are working and walking side by side, under the guidance of God. We are participating in a movement necessitated, even commanded by God to take responsibility for the quality of life of our brothers and sisters. Thus, we actively involve ourselves in social and community issues such as:
Equitable allocation and distribution of public funds
Equal opportunities for quality public education
Equal access to public transportation
Equal opportunity for full and meaningful employment
Safe and healthy neighborhoods in which to live
It is to this charge and challenge that we seek to rise and work, for the good of our community, our society, our children and for theirs'.