The Churches of Christ and the Community of Christ are two denominations that have claimed, at one time, to have the only true restoration of the original Church founded by Christ. Hughes refers to this idea as the restoration vision. He argues that a rethinking of the restoration vision is necessary because many of the denominations, at least in the United States, have ignored or denied the "plain and obvious truths" of their own history. He seeks to address how a "restorationist church like the Community of Christ" can hold true to the restoration vision while still being committed to peace and justice, and he discusses the question of whether its members can be committed to these ideals "not in spite of [their] restorationist heritage" but because of it. He answers this question by suggesting that members of the Community of Christ: take their history and the history of the Christian church seriously, focus on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, and find allies with others who have faced conflicts with their history.