Resolutions

Establish US Department of Peace (#5082, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

5082.Establish US Department of Peace Whereas, the people of the United States overwhelmingly support peace in the world; and Whereas, the current structure of our government has not been designed to research and advocate new strategies for peace; and Whereas, the Department of Defense consumes an increasingly large portion of... read more»

Military Service Regardless of Sexual Orientation (#5062, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

5062.Military Service Regardless of Sexual Orientation The United Methodist Church has historically been opposed to discrimination in society including the military. Our anti-discrimination stance is supported primarily through Jesus’ teachings about radical love and the acceptance of those persons living on the margins of society. Throughout Jesus’ life,... read more»

United Methodist Church Use of Fair Trade Coffee and Other Fair Trade Products (#4022, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

4022.United Methodist Church Use of Fair Trade Coffee and Other Fair Trade Products Whereas, coffee is one of the world’s most heavily traded commodities; it originates from either large plantations that are traditionally run and owned by wealthy landowners or small operations that are primarily owned by impoverished... read more»

Divestment and Sudan (#4072, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

4072.Divestment and Sudan Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream (Amos 5:24).   Resolution 6043, “Guidelines for the Imposition of Sanctions,” reminds us that “sanctions, in whatever form, lay conditions upon love and on the extension of humanitarian aid and succor; they fall short... read more»

Global Debt Crisis: A Call for Jubilee (#4053, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

4053.Global Debt Crisis: A Call for Jubilee I. Introduction Since the inception of the global Jubilee Campaign in 2000, we can celebrate important strides. The debt of twenty nations to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has been wiped out, with the proceeds going to fight poverty in these... read more»

Prohibit Corporal Punishment in Schools and Child-Care Facilities (#3087, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

3087.Prohibit Corporal Punishment in Schools
and Child-Care Facilities Whereas, schools and child-care facilities are the only institutions in America in which striking another person for the purpose of causing physical pain is legal, Whereas, corporal punishment is humiliating and degrading to children and sometimes causes physical injury, Whereas, it... read more»

Violence Against Children in Latin America and the Caribbean (#6071, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

6071.Violence Against Children in Latin America
and the Caribbean Whereas, millions of children in Latin America and the Caribbean struggle daily to survive in the midst of violence:                      the... read more»

End Exploitation by United Nations Personnel (#6029, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

6029. End Exploitation by United Nations Personnel United Nations personnel, including staff persons, aid workers, and peacekeeping forces, are responsible for distributing much-needed humanitarian aid the world over.  This humanitarian aid such as food, clothing, medical supplies, shelter, and money has been bartered for sex in what has become known... read more»

Prohibition of Arms Sales to Foreign Countries for Purposes of War (#6122, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

6122.Prohibition of Arms Sales to Foreign Countries
for Purposes of War Whereas, the United States sells more armaments around the world than any other country ($18.6 billion in sales in 2000, of $36.9 billion worldwide-Frida Berrigan, World Policy Institute, August 21, 2001); and Whereas, these arms are frequently used in conflicts which we do... read more»

Rights of Workers

2008 General Conference

4135.Rights of Workers I. Biblical/Theological Background Scripture teaches that human beings, created in the image of God, have an innate dignity (Genesis 1:27). God grants dignity to work by commanding human beings to be stewards of the land and to till and keep the earth (Genesis 1:28, 2:15). Work is one way... read more»

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