Beliefs & Practices

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United Methodists affirm the faith shared by all Christians, with particular emphasis on God's grace and on Christian living, putting faith and love into action.

Explore how United Methodists understand deep questions of faith and Christian practice.

A view of the statue "Christ the Redeemer" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Scripture is Matthew 5:44. Photo by Jose Guertzenstein, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.
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How do we love our enemies?

Many Christians struggle with this question. Even when it's hard, we are called to love our enemies.

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In this 2013 file photo, the Rev. Eunice Musa Iliya (right) participates in an International Women's Day vigil, sponsored by United Methodist Women. Photo by Kristina Krug, courtesy of United Methodist Women.
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What does it mean to 'resist evil, injustice and oppression'?

A look at the biblical and baptismal history behind the renunciation of evil.

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