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What the Church Says: Violence


The official statements below are from The Book of Resolutions and The Book of Discipline. Statements and resolutions from these books are submitted to, and voted on by delegates, at General Conference, which occurs every four years. General Conference sets policy for the mission and ministry of the church and is the only body that speaks for The United Methodist Church. 

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The 2012 edition of The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church is held by an ordained clergy. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Gun Violence

We call upon the church to affirm its faith through vigorous efforts to curb and eliminate gun violence. 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