Advocating for Justice

The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. John Wesley and the early Methodists expressed their opposition to societal ills such as slavery, smuggling, inhumane prison conditions, alcohol abuse, and child labor. Learn how we continue in ministries of justice today, and find places where you can serve. 

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

Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

The United Methodist Book of Resolutions calls us to work for what we pray for: a world free from mass killings.

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The Rev. F. Willis Johnson leads Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, MO. Image courtesy of Abingdon Press.
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How We Serve

Talking about race: UM pastor's tips

Multiple shootings and mounting tension in the U.S. have many asking "What can we say?" One United Methodist church leader from Ferguson, Missouri, has advice.

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