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Advocating for Justice

The United Methodist Church has a long history of advocating for social justice.

During university, John & Charles Wesley and their Oxford 'Holy Club' visited the local prison and tutored neighborhood children.

The early Methodists expressed their opposition to societal ills such as slavery, smuggling, inhumane prison conditions, alcohol abuse, and child labor.

Today United Methodists work, march and pray for racial justice, environmental care, and fair treatment for everyone.

Learn how we continue in ministries of justice today, and find places where you can serve. 

The Church must work for peace in regions of the world experiencing war, violence or terror. Photo courtesy of General Board of Church and Society.

Advocating for Justice

Ongoing conflicts around the world

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society shares resources for how the church can work for peace in regions of the world experiencing conflict.

The United Methodist Women's Racial Justice Charter has advocated for racial equality for more than 40 years. Pictured (l-r): Dionne P. Boissier, Sung-ok Lee, Emily Jones, at a 2018 event. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Women

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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