The United Methodist Church has a long history of involvement in social justice issues dating back to its founder, John Wesley. Wesley believed that we, as individuals and as a church, are called to work for justice and freedom in our society.
Aldersgate’s Social Justice Team was formed early in 2016 to provide opportunities to work on issues that affect our society at large. We meet on the fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in the church library. We welcome all Aldersgate members as well as others who want to make the world a more just and equitable place.
Our advocacy and education activities are drawn from the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. A part of the church’s Book of Discipline, these Social Principles cover a wide range of issues, from protecting the natural environment to human sexuality; from the rights of racial and ethnic groups to population growth; from economic equality to the death penalty. As a group, we discuss and select projects that will further social justice in our community and throughout the world.
Aldersgate’s Social Justice Team has as its mission to create healing in the midst of strife, justice in the midst of brokenness, and love in the midst of hate.