“We believe in the right and duty of persons to work for the glory of God and the good of themselves and others and in the protection of their welfare in so doing; in the rights to property as a trust from God, collective bargaining, and responsible consumption; and in the elimination of economic and social distress.”
— United Methodist Social Creed, ¶166
Today’s global economy is complex and interconnected, creating both massive wealth and massive inequality. As Christians, we understand local and global markets as human creations under the judgment of God. We must be mindful of the ways in which we as workers, consumers and investors participate in the economy. And further, we are called to challenge unjust practices and policies that continue to exploit workers, benefit a few at the expense of the many, and perpetuate poverty.