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Mental Health

Mental Illnesses are biochemical disruptions that affect the brain and influence human behavior. Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:2 Mental Illnesses may result from genetic or environmental factors or from random breakdown in chemical processing. Some mental illnesses,... 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

Budgets and Taxes

How we spend our money - as individuals, congregations, and communities - is a reflection on who and what we value. Likewise, the federal budget is a statement of our nation's shared priorities - how we use the abundance God has given us to live into a vision of... Read More

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. And now, your relative... Read More

Peace with Justice

The Peace with Justice Program aims to make shalom visible and active in people's lives and communities. The General Conference assigned the General Board of Church and Society to implement the program and called the church to "strengthen its capacity to act as a public policy advocate" in communities... Read More

Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of economic and environmental justice. What is enough? How are our lifestyles affecting the rest of God's creation? Can we live our lives so that generations to come will also share in God's created abundance? Is it not enough for you to feed... Read More

Restorative Justice

Currently, there are more than 2,300,000 people incarcerated in the United States prison system. The tough-on-crime policies of the 1980s and 90s that included trying juveniles as adults, eliminating parole, truth in sentencing, the privatization of building prisons, the expansion of mandatory minimum sentencing, three strikes laws and incarcerating low-level drug... Read More

Death Penalty

Unequivocally, The United Methodist Church takes a stand to "oppose capital punishment and urge its elimination from all criminal codes." You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if... 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

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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