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Zooming with the Social Principles

Social Principles connect us

An Oklahoma pastor says that a study of the United Methodist Social Principles is healing during “a time of deconstruction and destabilization” caused by COVID-19.

United Methodist churches urge voting

Churches enable voting.

Across the United States and the state of  Michigan, United Methodist churches are registering voters ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Thoughts for Labor Day

Labor Day celebrates workers

Labor Day. Time for the traditional cookout. It’s also time to celebrate the American worker and the United Methodist Church’s strong support of fairness, safety, and respect in the workplace.

Social Principles head to GC2020

Woman gets her head into her work on social principles.

The Social Principles now head to General Conference for approval after eight years of study, writing, and reflection. They are a significant expression of the Wesleyan commitment to social holiness.

Social world, dynamic principles

A revised statement of United Methodist Social Principles is headed to the 2020 General Conference. The Rev. John Boley compares the current and the new expressions of Wesleyan social piety.

Labor Day is not just a day off

Labor Day began as America industrialized using the labor of children as young as four years old.

Labor Day, celebrated in the U.S. on the first Monday of September since 1894, means a long weekend for many. But the holiday is dedicated to fairness and justice in the workplace.

Why do we have Social Principles?

Bishop Minerva Carcano with an immigrant child.

The United Methodist Social Principles encourage the followers of Jesus and John Wesley to build a different kind of world than the one we have now. 

To set the prisoner free

Man in jail

Traverse City Central United Methodist Church is in ministry with neighbors two blocks from the church in the County Jail.