A Covenant of Behavior Related To Synod Personnel Policies and Practices
SEXUAL HARASSMENT/MISCONDUCT POLICY: In determining its own witness to theworld and its service to humanity, the Church of Jesus Christ is bound by the Gospel mandate to "announce good news to the poor, to proclaim release for prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to let the broken victims go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor". Thus it sounds the note of liberation, reconciliation and healing, and calls all persons to the more abundant life of Christ. All persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, must be afforded equal respect under the gospel. Therefore, it is the policy of the Synod to provide all Synod staff a sexual and gender-based harassment free environment.