For United Methodists social consciousness has always gone hand in hand with faith.
Early Methodists Opposed:
Today United Methodist Seek to Follow the Social Creed and…
believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, Redeemer of Creation
affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use of human kind
joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family
commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities
the right and duty of persons to works for glory of God and the good of themselves and others
dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world
believe in the present and final triumph of God’s Word in human affairs, and gladly accept our commission to manifest the life of the gospel in the world.