Resolutions

Hate Crimes

A Resolution Adopted by the General Board of Church and Society

A Call For An End to Hate Crimes Against our Arab and Muslim Neighbors United Methodist Policy: In our United Methodist Social Principles,...we condemn...anti-Muslim...attitudes and practices in both their overt and covert forms, being especially sensitive to their expression in media stereotyping.

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Saying No to Nuclear Deterrence (#6117, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

6117.Saying No to Nuclear Deterrence In 1986, the United Methodist Council of Bishops, after nearly two years of prayerful and penitent study, adopted a pastoral letter and foundation document entitled In Defense of Creation: The Nuclear Crisis and a Just Peace.1 The bishops’ statement was deeply rooted in biblical faith.... read more»

Guidelines for Initiating or Joining an Economic Boycott (#4011, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

BOYCOTTS 4011.Guidelines for Initiating or Joining an Economic Boycott As Christians we are called to stand with those on the economic margins of society. The Hebrew prophets decried economic exploitation and warned against economic systems based on greed and indifference to the plight of the worker (Jeremiah 22:13-17). When Christ... read more»

Holy Land Tours (#6031, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

   For many years, some Palestinian Christians have expressed deep dismay that too many United Methodists and other Christian groups traveling to Israel/Palestine, also called the Holy Land, have missed an extraordinary opportunity for ecumenical fellowship and sharing with other followers of the Prince of Peace. Our... read more»

Putting Children and Their Families First (#2028, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

2028.Putting Children and Their Families First “We believe the family to be the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect and fidelity.” Children are “acknowledged to be full human beings in their own right, but beings to whom adults... read more»

Teen Sexual Identity and Suicide Risk (#2122, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

2122.Teen Sexual Identity and Suicide Risk In the year 2003 at least 700,000 high school students will attempt suicide—one in every 13 high school students in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates among adults have steadied or even declined over the past... read more»

Support for Adoption (#2022, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

2022.Support for Adoption The Social Principles of The United Methodist Church, in the section on “The Nurturing Community,” ¶ 161A) “The Family,” state: “We believe the family to be the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect,... read more»

Guidelines for Social Security Reform in the United States (#4113, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

4113.Guidelines for Social Security Reform in the United States The Old and New Testaments share prophetic-messianic traditions in which God stands with the oppressed against a dehumanizing and destructive social order. The emphasis on the protection of those in deepest need was a theme of the events of Exodus. And... read more»

Our Muslim Neighbors (#6061, 2008 BOR)

2008 General Conference

Christians are called to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and Muslims on the basis of informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective of one another's basic beliefs. The Historical Context United Methodists, seeking to be faithful neighbors and witnesses to other members of the human family, recognize... read more»

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»

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