The mission of the Buttry Center is to theologically engage, educate, and connect people of faith for seeking justice, nurturing peace, and caring for creation.
Just peace – Peace is sustainable only if it is grounded in justice.
Nonviolence – A sustainable peace is not passivity, but rather is achieved by resisting injustice and oppression by nonviolent means.
Ecojustice and creation care – Humanity’s first mandate was to care for the earth, and harmony with creation is an important foundation of peace.
Collaborative partnerships – Making progress toward a just peace requires working in collaboration with many others with similar values and goals.
Interreligious cooperation – The quest for peace, justice, and the wellbeing of the earth offers common ground for dialogue and action with other religious groups.