Do No Harm Iowa has two covenants.

The first, entitled, “Do No Harm,” states, “in accordance with our membership vows to “resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves,’ and in obedience to the first of our General Rules, “Do no harm,” we, the following laity and clergy of the Iowa Annual Conference, covenant to obey the law of God.”

The second is “A Covenant of Conscience.”  Citing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, who wrote from his jail cell in Birmingham, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” pledges, We, United Methodist clergy, in accordance with our ordination vows to “seek peace, justice, and freedom for all people,” commit to marrying without bias or discrimination all people who seek the blessing of the church and are prepared to assume the privileges and responsibilities of a loving, committed, covenant relationship.”  In adds, “each of us, clergy, laity, and congregations, pledge to one another our spiritual and material support in fulfilling this covenant of conscience.”

The complete texts of both covenants are available on the website.