Advocating for Justice

The United Methodist Church has a long history of advocating 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. 

United Methodists heed the call to care for planet Earth by lowering our energy use and raising our voices. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist Communications.
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Ways United Methodists can combat climate change

We can help reduce the adverse effects of our changing global climate by lowering our energy usage and raising our voices.

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Leaders from DC's interfaith community, including Bishop LaTrelle Easterling (left) and the Rev. Neal Christie from the General Board of Church and Society (center), gathered for worship, lament and protest, as they raised their voices for racial justice June 14 at St. John's Episcopal Church by the White House. Photo by Melissa Lauber.
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Racial Justice

Racial Justice: Information and Resources

The United Methodist Church shall work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.

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