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World Methodist Council Social Affirmation

 

World Methodist Council Social Affirmation

We believe in God, creator of the world and of all people;
     and in Jesus Christ, incarnate among us,
     who died and rose again;
     and in the Holy Spirit,
present with us to guide, strengthen, and comfort.
We believe ;
God, help our unbelief.
We rejoice in every sign of God's Kingdom;
     in the upholding of human dignity and community;
     in every expression of love, justice and reconciliation;
     in each act of self-giving on behalf of others;
     in the abundance of God's gifts
entrusted to us that all may have enough;
in all responsible use of the earth's resources.
Glory be to God on high;
and on earth, be peace
.
We confess our sin, individual and collective,
by silence or action:
     through the violation of human dignity
     based on race, class, age, sex, nation, or faith;
     through the exploitation of people
     because of greed and indifference
     through the misuse of power
     in personal, communal, national, and international life;
     through the search for security
     by those military and economic forces
     that threaten human existence;
     through the abuse of technology
which endangers the earth and all life upon it.
Lord, have mercy;
Christ, have mercy;
Lord, have mercy
.
We commit ourselves individually and as a community
     to the way of Christ:
     to take up the cross;
     to seek abundant life for all humanity;
     to struggle for peace with justice and freedom;
     to risk ourselves in faith, hope, and love,
praying that God's kingdom may come.
The kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
Amen .
-Adopted by WMC 1986 In Kenya