A Voice for United Methodists Seeking Social Justice and Change within the Church, the Community, and the World
PROGRESSIVE UNITED METHODISTS OF KENTUCKY
The PROGRESSIVE UNITED METHODISTS OF KENTUCKY is a group of individual progressive United Methodists in the Kentucky Annual Conference who have come together to share in an open dialogue about the role of the United Methodist Church in responding to critical social and theological issues in our community, in our nation, and in the world, and to respond to the word of God.
As people of faith, we are committed to working within the structure of the United Methodist Church to bring about needed change and progress.
Our endeavor is founded upon the rock of our faith in our Lord Jesus and we are compelled to action by the love of God and love of neighbor which are the core values within our lives, within our faith, within our group and within our United Methodist tradition.
Inclusiveness is a treasured value. We welcome and actively encourage the involvement of any interested person regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, social or economic condition, national origin, disability, or religious experience.
We are committed to the historic, Wesleyan tenets of United Methodists: social justice and social action as well as a willingness to speak, teach, live, and preach the prophetic word as given to us by the prophets and our Lord Jesus.
Although our calling will frequently put us at odds with a broader popular culture that has become consumer driven, committed to profit without regard to the cost to persons or to God's creation, and that values war making and elimination of the social safety net that the Gospel calls us to maintain for the benefit of the poor, the disenfranchised, and the defenseless, "we cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard." Acts 4:20
We are committed to promoting the cause of justice for ALL God’s children and to fostering understanding and acceptance among ALL of God’s children.
We value learning and sharing experiences and points of view and are committed to open dialogue, free questioning; and the consideration of new and creative ideas.
We are strengthened by the mutual support of our membership and will endeavor to provide a caring community of Christians within our conference.