Issues

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The United Methodist Church supports the right for men and women worldwide to have the ability to choose when, or if, to have children. Affirming the right of women to access comprehensive health care services, including reproductive health, has always been a cornerstone of the UMC. Access to family planning... read more»

Gambling

The Church's role in countering the expansion of gambling has been likened to David fighting Goliath. The overwhelming influence of gambling monies allows this industry access to all levels of government and extends even to elected public officials who benefit from contributions to their campaigns. For the love of... read more»

Gun Violence

Whether it happens in the towns of northeastern Nigeria, a suburb in the United States, the streets of Australia, or an office in France, gun violence has become an all-too-often frightening phenomenon. As followers of Jesus, called to live into the reality of God’s dream of... read more»

Health Care

We require Health Care when our health is compromised. Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.
Luke 10, NRSV The nature of health care has changed substantially since biblical times, but the importance of health care has remained the same.... read more»

HIV and AIDS

The world is facing one of its most pressing health crises in centuries, and it's being labeled a "pandemic" due to its severity. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6, NRSV According to UNAIDS, 39,000,000 persons around the world... read more»

Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is a phrase that encompasses many aspects of humanity and is intrinsic within each of us. We are, as creatures of God, sexual beings regardless of our ethnicity, gender, or age. Our sexuality is present when we are born and is with us until we die. It shapes... read more»

Human Trafficking

What would the church and the world look like if women and girls were seen as children of God with sacred worth? Imago Dei - Kawangis ng diyos - Image of God    Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness and his upper rooms by injustice; who... read more»

Hunger and Poverty

Poverty kills. It kills 300,000 children every day. Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Isaiah 58, NRSV It shortens, injures and thwarts the lives of... read more»

Immigration

Become an Immigrant Welcoming Community Immigrant Welcoming Communities is an invitation to a journey for congregations that takes them into a reciprocal missional experience alongside and among immigrant communities. The journey is open to all congregations that wish to develop deeper,... read more»

Living Wage

In 1908, the first Social Creed of the Methodist Episcopal Church called for "a living wage in every industry." One hundred years later, The United Methodist Church remains steadfast in the belief that "every person has the right to a job at a living wage" (Social Principles, ¶163C). Listen! The... read more»

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