Social Justice Ministry
at St. Mark’s UMC
“Educate, advocate and engage our congregation and community on issues of social justice, using the UMC Social Principles to guide us individually and collectively in serving Christ to transform the world.”
“Do all the good you can; By all the means you can; In all the ways you can; In all the places you can; To all the people you can; As long as ever you can.” John Wesley
The United Methodist Book of Discipline shares principles that set out the church’s position on social issues. The social principles are categorized into six general sections:
The Natural World
We affirm that we’re responsible for the way we use the Lord’s creation.
The Nurturing Community
We affirm the family and work to strengthen its relationships.
The Social Community
We affirm all persons as equally valuable in God’s sight. We reject racism and assert the rights of racial minorities, religious minorities, children, youth, young adults, the aging, women, and disabled persons.
The Economic Community
All economic systems are under the judgment of God.
The Political Community
We hold governments responsible for the protection of people’s basic freedoms. We believe that neither church nor state should attempt to dominate the other.
The World Community
God’s world is one world.