That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth's great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.
The Jaycee Creed was written by C. William Brownfield in 1946. Adopted by the U.S. Junior Chamber and Junior Chamber International, this simple statement of beliefs unites Jaycees around the world in a bond of friendship and purpose. These 65 words have become the third most important document in the lives of many, many people worldwide.