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 violent acts of ISIL are evil and The United Methodist Church calls for all nations to oppose, dismantle, and disarm ISIL. The United Methodist Church does not condone any attempt to declare or recognize ISIL as a State, with diplomatic relations, and supports the continued effort to bring relief to the captive people of that region to restore a viable and sustainable society.
See Social Principles, ¶ 165.
From The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church - 2016. Copyright © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.