The Church of Gichitwaa Kateri affirms that it is not exclusively or indissolubly bound to any race or culture. Yet it also affirms that it has always been part of specific cultures. When the Church enters a specific culture it begins with respect for that culture and its religious traditions, conduct and life. It looks for values that reveal the truth about life and the human condition: about the Gospel itself. It seeks out human behavior that favors a true culture of peace, the shared responsibility for all humanity, a readiness to promote the common good, the capacity of self-control and personal sacrifice. It looks for people with a capacity to forgive and to be forgiven which springs from love It seeks out those who promote living in dignity and above poverty, who speak out against injustice. It looks for a higher understanding of truth, goodness and beauty. It looks for a deep spiritual base. In this way the future of the Church itself and her mission is strengthened by the individual’s understanding of self and of their fundamental destiny in light of the redemption.