Advocacy

Social Concerns
Since the Church’s inception, Methodists have been actively involved in social and political matters in order to build a more peaceful and just world. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Is The United Methodist Church involved in politics?

Can United Methodists be politically active? The Social Principles offer guidance about the interaction of church and politics.
Social Concerns
Members and supporters of the Coalition of Immokalee (Fla.) Workers pray in Nashville, Tenn., at the conclusion of a protest against the Publix supermarket chain's refusal to join a farm workers' rights labor program. The Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church demands that employers "treat farm workers and their families with dignity and respect.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: Does the church support workers' rights?

The United Methodist Church supports workers' rights in a heritage that goes back to early Methodism in England.
Evangelism
The Rev. Elizabeth McVicker, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City, visits and prays with the homeless during the Sunday Fellowship Breakfast. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Utah church welcomes homeless, loves diversity

Small church with big heart supports missions at home and around the world.
Social Concerns
View of healthy soy beans growing at Madisi Farm in Malawai. Photo by Joseph Kaipa for UMNS.

In Malawi, community permaculture farming transforms lives

Those who benefit from permaculture farming include villages who are recovering from malnutrition now that they can eat vegetables from their gardens.

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