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Book of Resolutions: Korea: Peace, Justice, and Reunification

For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us (Ephesians 2:14 NRSV). Our Faith Commitment to Peace and Reconciliation At the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches... Read More

Photo by Kathleen Barry,  illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications.

Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

As we pray for the community of Sutherland Springs, Texas, the Book of Resolutions calls us to work for what we pray for: a world free from mass killings. Read More

Book of Resolutions: United Methodist Guiding Principles for Christian-Jewish Relations

In order to increase our understanding of and with peoples of other living faith traditions, of ourselves as followers of Jesus Christ, and of God and God’s truth, The United Methodist Church encourages dialogue and experiences with those of other faiths. For important and unique reasons, including a treasury... Read More

Book of Resolutions: Condemnation of Terrorist Acts of ISIL

The United Methodist Church condemns terrorist acts of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, commonly referred to as ISIL, also known as Daesh or ISIS, that violate The United Methodist Church’s principles found in the Book of Resolutions against minorities based on religious or political differences. The... Read More

Book of Resolutions: A Pathway for Peace in Palestine and Israel

WHEREAS, The United Methodist Church has committed itself to peacemaking, as well as to affirming “the right and duty of people of all nations to determine their own destiny” (Social Principles, ¶ 165B); and WHEREAS, in spite of strong support from many for a two-State solution involving Israel and Palestine, the... Read More

Border Ministry in the Western Jurisdiction

There is an unprecedented number of deportations taking place today that dramatically affect the lives of millions of people in the US and Mexico, The United Methodist Church needs to partner with the Methodist Church of Mexico in ministry to these deportees left in the border towns with no resources... Read More

Faithfulness in Response to Critical Needs

We express our utmost concern for the passage of anti-immigrant laws, which adversely affect the well-being of citizens and residents of this country as they engage in providing humanitarian aid to undocumented persons in several States. Read More

DREAM Act

The General Conference urges the US Congress to adopt the DREAM Act and provide access to education for children who have lived most of their lives in this country. Read More

Book of Resolutions: Putting Children and Their Families First

Paragraph 161 of the Social Principles affirms that “We believe the family to be the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity,” and ¶ 162 affirms that children are “acknowledged to be full human beings in their own right, but beings to whom... Read More

Book of Resolutions: Electoral Campaign Finance Reform

Campaign finance reform is a moral matter for the religious community. The temptation to buy favors is an ancient and unjust one addressed often in Scripture. The prophet Amos thundered against those merchants in Israel who “have sold the innocent for silver, and those in need for a pair of... Read More

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

Book of Resolutions: Every Barrier Down: Toward Full Embrace of All Women in Church and Society

According to this statement from the Book of Resolutions, the church affirms Read More

Media Violence and Christian Values

We oppose the media's portrayal of sexist images as well as those that glorify violence. We reject the implicit message that conflicts can be resolved through violence. Read More

Violence Against Children in Latin America

Whereas, millions of children in Latin America and the Caribbean struggle daily to survive in the midst of violence. 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

African American and Hispanic American orkers on strike against Kellwood (Little Rock, Arkansas circa 1966-1967) wearing placards that encourage support for better wages. Unknown photographer. International Ladies Garment Workers Union Photographs (1885-1985)Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Book of Resolutions: Rights of Workers: What does the church say?

Scripture teaches that human beings, created in the image of God, have an innate dignity (Genesis 1:27). 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

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

Book of Resolutions: Faithful Care for Persons Suffering and Dying

Through the examples and command of Jesus Christ, the church receives the task of ministering to the sick, relieving what suffering can be relieved and undertaking to share and to lighten that which cannot be eliminated. This mandate calls upon us to address all the needs of the sick. These... Read More

Welcoming the Migrant to the U.S.

We regret any and all violence committed against migrants in the past and resolve to work to eliminate racism and violence directed towards newly arriving migrants to the United States. Read More

C0mmunion bread at a meeting of the Connectional Table in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Diane Degnan.

Book of Resolutions: This Holy Mystery

Read more about United Methodist teachings on the sacrament of Holy Communion. More

Book of Resolutions: The United Methodist Church and Peace

Longing for safety is a feeling that all human beings share with one another. . . . The way to real peace and security is reconciliation. We will not attain full reconciliation between all peoples before God's final consummation because the forces of evil and destruction are still at work in the hearts of human beings and in their relationships. But we are called to be peacemakers and ministers of reconciliation until our Lord comes. (In Search of Security, Council of Bishops Task Force on Safety and Security) ' } Read More

United States-Mexico Border

The United States-Mexico border is a 2,000-mile-long area where the socioeconomic dynamics of two interacting cultures have a negative impact on the quality of life of adjoining populations. Read More

Book of Resolutions: Gambling

We oppose the growing legalization and promotion of gambling. Read More

Global Migration and the Quest for Justice

The United Methodist Church commits to provide help for refugees and migrants, engage in advocacy on migration issues, and provide educational resources. Read More