Social Justice

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
The Rev. Grace Cajiuat (third from left in front row), pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Kenosha, Wis., protests with other interfaith religious leaders at Simmons Library Park on Sept. 1, the day President Trump visited the city near Milwaukee. Photo by Chris Herigstad.

Clergy: Racial justice is church’s responsibility

United Methodists say there is potential for positive things to emerge from the racial unrest after two shootings in Wisconsin.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Sheila Peters from Braden Memorial United Methodist Church preaches March 7, 2020, at a joint Sunday service held at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Praying over attendees on the floor is the Rev. Paula B. Smith, pastor at Gordon Memorial. Strengthening The Black Church for the 21st Century works with predominately Black churches like Braden and Gordon on effective mission and ministry. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Fundraising, church assessments on tap for SBC21

The new top executive of Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century has got big plans and wants to move quickly.
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.

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