Beliefs & Practices

Ask The UMC: Beliefs and Practices of The United Methodist Church. Ask The UMC is a service of United Methodist Communications. Art by United Methodist Communications.

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.

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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The word shalom is Hebrew for peace and describes harmony between humanity and all of God's good creation. Photo by RÜŞTÜ BOZKUŞ, courtesy of Pixabay.
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What does the Bible mean by "peace"?

The Hebrew word for peace is “shalom.” The Bible describes shalom as wholeness and reconciliation between humanity and all of God’s creation.

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