Resolutions

Saying No to Violence in the Middle East Conflict (#6075, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

6075.Saying No to Violence in Middle East Conflict Whereas, The United Methodist Church has affirmed its commitment to relationship and dialogue with people of other religious traditions (“Called to Be Neighbors and Witnesses—Guidelines for Interreligious Relationships,” 2004 Book of Resolutions, page 252ff); and Whereas, The United Methodist... read more»

Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean (#3144, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

3144.Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean Whereas, the missional initiative Encounter with Christ in Latin America and the Caribbean of the General Board of Global Ministries has achieved the initial goal of $1 million on behalf of our United Methodist partnership in mission with the Methodist churches of... read more»

United States-Mexico Border (#6052, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

6052.United States-Mexico Border The United States-Mexico border is a 2,000-mile-long area where the socioeconomic dynamics of two interacting cultures have a negative impact on the quality of life of adjoining populations. This adverse situation has been exacerbated by domestic and international policies espoused by the US and Mexican governments. The... read more»

Every Barrier Down: Toward Full Embrace of All Women in Church and Society (#3443, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

3443.Every Barrier Down: Toward Full Embrace of All Women in Church and Society As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all... read more»

The Girl Child (#3089, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

3089.The Girl Child Whereas, The United Methodist Church affirms the rights of children and of women and recognizes that “children are now acknowledged to be full human beings in their own right, but beings to whom adults and society in general have special obligations.” Moreover that, “children... read more»

Homelessness in the United States

2008 General Conference

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS 3261.Homelessness in the United States The biblical mandate to care for the poor is clear as put forth in Isaiah 58:6-7 where God says “Is not this the fast that I choose . . . to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your... read more»

Church Supports Global Efforts to End Slavery (#6021, 2012 BOR)

2012 General Conference

Whereas, the institution of slavery controls the lives of over 27 million persons worldwide, including the United States; and Whereas, slavery is a crime against humanity, and is expressly prohibited by international law and a number of international treaties; and Whereas, the United Nations, the United States Congress, the United States... read more»

Compensation for Comfort Women (#6022, 2012 BOR)

2012 General Conference

“So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of... read more»

Support and Services for US Military and Rebuilding Iraq (#6112, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

6112.Support and Services for US Military and Rebuilding Iraq Whereas, The United Methodist Church teaches that: “We believe that war is incompatible with the teachings and example of Christ”
(¶ 165C); and Whereas, The United Methodist Church also teaches that: “We honor the witness of pacifists... read more»

US Training on Global Human Rights (#6041, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

NATIONAL POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY 6041.US Training on Global Human Rights . . . and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:4 NRSV) Let us then pursue what makes for peace and... read more»

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