“ I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”  John 10:10
Healthy Families
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UM Resolutions

As followers of Christ we are called to bring health and wholeness to all God’s people. John Wesley, the Founder of Methodism, had a burning passion for health and the desire to see people have access to goods and services they needed to live life abundantly as well as faithfully. Following in Wesley’s tradition, The United Methodist Church has had a long-standing position in support of family planning as it allows families to space their children, prevent the spread of disease, reduce unintended pregnancies, and enhance their overall quality of life. The following Resolutions express The United Methodist Church’s support for access to family planning and maternal health services and call on us to address the unmet need for these services.

Right to Privacy (#5083 2012 BOR)

2012 General Conference

Theological Statement The Christian faith stresses the dignity of and respect for human personality and the need to protect its privacy. Our human right to privacy has an importance in... Continue reading


The Status of Women (#3444, 2012 BOR)

2012 General Conference

I. Christianity was born in a world of male preference and dominance. Practices, traditions, and attitudes in almost all societies viewed women as inferior to men, as having few talents... Continue reading


Responsible Parenthood (#2025 2012 BOR)

2012 General Conference

We affirm the principle of responsible parenthood. The family, in its varying forms, constitutes the primary focus of love, acceptance, and nurture, bringing fulfillment to parents and child. Healthful and... Continue reading


Maternal Health: The Church’s Role (#3203, 2012 BOR)

2012 General Conference

“I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live to the fullest” (John 10:10). Motherhood is sacred. Mothers are important figures in our... Continue reading