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Social Principles

The Social Principles, while not to be considered church law, are a prayerful and thoughtful effort on the part of the General Conference to speak to the human issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation as historically demonstrated in United Methodist traditions.

They are a call to faithfulness and are intended to be instructive and persuasive in the best of the prophetic spirit. The Social Principles are a call to all members of The United Methodist Church to a prayerful, studied dialogue of faith and practice.

Many United Methodists are not of like mind on some of the Social Principles, but we strive to still listen to one another and love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

To view the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church, click here.

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