"He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8
One other significant social impact Wesleyans had in the 19th Century was in the matter of women's rights. The first convention held in the United States, for the rights of women, was held in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Seneca Falls, New York. In 1848, "women's rights" was not the radical feminism of today. If there was "political correctness" back then, it would be against women's rights not for them. These issues were "basic human rights for women," including the the right to vote, and in some states, the right to hold property in their own names. It also involved the right to ministry. The first woman ordained to the Christian ministry in the United States was named Antionette Brown. Her ordination sermon was preached by a Wesleyan - Luther Lee.
Wesleyan Methodists were also the first denomination in America to give an equal vote to the laity in church conferences. It was a consistent application of a principle - the rights of slaves, the rights of women and the rights of laity.
What is a Wesleyan?
A Wesleyan is one who believes in being right with God and honoring the God-given rights of others. We always have and we always will!