Advocacy Tools & Resources

“We are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside… but one day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed.  … After you lift so many people out of the ditch you start to ask, maybe the whole road to Jericho needs to be repaved.”

– Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


'There is no holiness but social holiness'

United Methodists work in partnership, actively lobbying local, state and national legislators, especially on such issues as homelessness, health care, immigration, violence prevention, worker justice, human trafficking, and the death penalty. Our stance on these issues is found in the Book of Resolutions and the church’s Social Principles

The Social Principles center around the themes of the:

After an eight-year revision, thousands of United Methodists from across the world created a document that is a resource for ministry for the whole church. The revised document is now pending review by the General Conference, and available for all to read in eight languages here.

A companion litany to the Social Creed is available for worship. 

As part of advocacy ministry, United Methodists in the Baltimore-Washington Conference work in partnership with other faith groups:

Make your voice heard

Contact a Maryland state legislator

State House
Annapolis, MD 21401
Senate: 410-841-3700
House of Delegates: 410-841-3800

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Contact a West Virginia state legislator

Building 1 1900 Kanawha Blvd.
Charleston, W. Va. 25305
888-438 2731

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Contact the D.C. City Council

Government of the District of Columbia
1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Citywide Call Center: 202-727-1000

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Contact members of Congress or the federal government

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