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Book of Resolutions: The Church and Deaf Ministries Steering Committee

In The United Methodist Church, the ministry with people who are Deaf, late-deafened, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind is a vital part of our four focus areas, developing leaders and creating new places for worship, including people that have not been included in worship, improving global health and engaging in... Read More

Book of Resolutions: United Methodist Implementation of the Americans With Disabilities Act

The General Conference resolved in 1980 to take major steps in adapting facilities, new and existing, such as “church sanctuaries, educational buildings, parsonages, camps, colleges, or other church-related agencies or facilities” so that they meet minimum guidelines for “barrier-free construction.” Read More

The Church and People with Intellectual, Physical, Psychological, and/or Neurological Disabilities

We call United Methodists to a new birth of awareness of the need to accept, include, receive the gifts of, and respond to the concerns of those persons with mental, physical, and/or psychological disabilities, including their families. Read More

Book of Resolutions: Reducing the Risk of Child Sexual Abuse in the Church

Children are our present and our future, our hope, our teachers, our inspiration. They are full participants in the life of the church and in the realm of God. Read More

White Privilege in the United States

European Americans enjoy a broad range of privileges denied to persons of color in our society, privileges that often permit them to dominate others who do not enjoy such privileges. Read More

Global Racism and Xenophobia

The General Conference of The United Methodist Church affirms the United Nations principles relating to global racism and xenophobia. Read More

Book of Resolutions: Human Cloning

Cloning has sparked enormous and sustained concern in the general public, including the church. Read More

Book of Resolutions: New Developments in Genetic Science

The ethical implications of new developments in genetic science continue to make themselves known as new aspects of the technology are introduced in medicine, agriculture, and forensic science. Read More

Book of Resolutions: Prejudice Against Muslims and Arabs in the USA

Today in the United States of America there are approximately 3 million persons who are adherents of Islam. Arab Americans, both Christian and Muslim, constitute a growing number of persons in the American population. These persons are suffering the effects of a particularly virulent prejudice too often aided and abetted by... Read More

Church Participation by a Registered Child Sex Offender

Assuring the safety of children in our care, our facilities and our programs is a sacred duty. We must weigh that duty in the balance with what often seems the conflicting value of participation in the life of the church by a convicted child abuser. Read More

Adoption in a Global Context

In a time when many parents are seeking to adopt children, and when many children are needing a loving, caring family, The United Methodist Church affirms adoption as a means to create and strengthen families. Read More

A Charter for Racial Justice Policies in an Interdependent Global Community

"With respect to race, the aim of The United Methodist Church is nothing less than an inclusive church in an inclusive society." Read More

Responsibilities for Eradication of Racism

Every annual conference within the U.S. should have a strategy and program that educates and supports systemic and personal changes to end racism. Read More

Affirmative Action

The United Methodist Church supports affirmative action as part of our biblical mandate to redress discrimination and create a society where all may flourish. Read More

Book of Resolutions: Health Care for All in the United States

From our earliest days United Methodists have believed that providing health care to others is an important duty of Christians. Read More