The Inclusive Methodist Church

The Methodist Church has had a long history of being an advocate for social justice and challenging injustice. Work on gender justice was first brought to the Wesleyan Conference in 1928, and the first women presbyters were ordained in 1974, a year before the passing of the Sex Discrimination Act (1975).

Work on racial justice was brought to the Conference in 1962, long before the Government’s introduction of the Race Relations Act (1976).

These are just two examples. However, underpinning all this work is our firm belief that all are created in God’s image and all are one in Christ Jesus.

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