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¶630.2.4 AS REGARDS MYSELF AND OTHERS: Life in the Workplace

¶630.2.4     Life in the Workplace

As Christians we are called to be servants of all. This norm is equally applicable to employer and employee (Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-24). Our concern for justice is primarily a concern to do justice and only secondarily a concern to obtain justice (Micah 6:8).

We believe that all persons have the privilege to be gainfully employed irrespective of sex, race, colour, national origin, or creed.

We recognize the privilege of employees to organize for their betterment.  Oath-bound secret pacts or acts of violence designed to violate or defend their rights cannot be condoned.  We also recognize the right of employees to remain independent of such organizations.

As Christians we do not view management and labour as necessarily hostile to each other.  They need not bring distrust and hostility to their place of work or the negotiating table. We resist the exploiting of people or seeing them merely as economic units.  We discourage rigid confrontation and favour a problem-solving approach to disagreements.  (Romans 12:18)

We endeavour to make our witness effective where we work, remembering that as Christian employees we are responsible first to God and then to our employer and the organization.  As Christian employers we have a responsibility to deal fairly and kindly with our employees, preserving the witness of Christian character in both word and deed (Matthew 7:12; Colossians 3:17