U.M.A.C.T.I.O.N. - United Methodists Affirming Christ's Teachings in our Nation

Jesus said: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Jesus quoting Deuteronomy, found in Mark 12:30-31, and also in Matthew 22:37-39 and Luke 10:27)
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Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

This website exists to serve as a resource for the many United Methodists who know that Jesus' open and welcoming ways were not confined to the traditional religious teaching of his day.

There are some very well-funded organizations whose agenda it is to take control of the United Methodist Church (as well as other denominations) and who use the same techniques that led to the religious right coming to control the Southern Baptist Church. Their agenda is to constrain the wisdom of John Wesley in emphasizing both the works of mercy of social justice and works of piety of attending to the presence of God. They are very selective when it comes to who should be treated in a just manner and who shouldn't. In other words, they may be long on piety, but quite deficient when it comes to social justice.

This site contains information regarding the funding and perspective of the IRD (Institute on Religion and Democracy), under whose influence and coordination fall the Confessing Movement ("Good News") and other examples of the "Religious Right." You'll also find links to resources advocating a church that truly does have "open hearts, open minds, and open doors."

So, on behalf of the many United Methodists who are concerned about those organizations and their efforts,

here are links to archived "epistles" from the IRD...
...and here are some links to inform and connect us.

God's love and peace,
David Topping

Please note: This website is not affiated with "UM Action" of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, nor with any other organization. The purpose of the website is to shed some light on the actions of an organization funded by extreme right-wing secular sources and to provide links and information to those United Methodists who are truly concerned with affirming Christ's teachings in our nation and around the world -- hence the acronym: UMACTION.