Social and Political Activism in the Methodist Church

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Everyone knows that Methodists have traditionally opposed alcohol and gambling. Most Methodists in the UK know their church has been involved practical action and political campaigning on a wide range of other issues, from NCH (previously National Children’s Home) to the anti-apartheid movement. The social and political action of the church has clearly been an important part of its life, with a strong relationship to the beliefs of Methodists. What can we learn about the theology of Methodists from the social and political projects they have chosen, and the way they have pursued them?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnmasking Methodist Theology: A Way Forward
EditorsClive Marsh, Helen Wareing, Angela Shier-Jones, Brian Beck
Place of PublicationNew York; London
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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