Social Consciousness

For United Methodists social consciousness has always gone hand in hand with faith.

Early Methodists Opposed:

Ÿ  Slavery

Ÿ  Liquor Traffic

Ÿ  Gambling

Ÿ  Industrial Exploitation

Ÿ  War

 Today United Methodist Seek to Follow the Social Creed and…

Ÿ  believe in God, Creator of the world; and in Jesus Christ, Redeemer of Creation

Ÿ  affirm the natural world as God’s handiwork and dedicate ourselves to its preservation, enhancement, and faithful use of human kind

Ÿ  joyfully receive for ourselves and others the blessings of community, sexuality, marriage, and the family

Ÿ  commit ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, youth, young adults, the aging, and people with disabilities

Ÿ  the right and duty of persons to works for glory of God and the good of themselves and others

Ÿ  dedicate ourselves to peace throughout the world

Ÿ  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.

Amen