13.5 The New Apostolic Church as part of society

In the New Apostolic Church the gospel of Christ is proclaimed. This proclamation includes the call for believers to follow Jesus and His example, to love God above all things, and to love their neighbour as themselves (Mark 12: 30-31). For members, this means they are to treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of their social background, age, language, or other differences.


Within its capacity and commission, the Church as an institution helps to promote the common good, thus functioning as an integral part of society.


The New Apostolic Church stands for universal peace, appeals for reconciliation, and admonishes forgiveness. It rejects all forms of violence.


New Apostolic Christians are active in public life. The Church does not influence its members concerning their political opinions or activities.