2012 Global Nature

Global Nature of the Church Archive

This section contains articles published prior to the 2012 General Conference regarding United Methodist global nature. It is not currently updated. For current articles please see our Issues section.



North Katanga Conference from the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares to come to Tampa for the 2012 United Methodist General Conference as church leaders, not as beggars. more

Apr 19, 2012 7:35 AM 2012 Global Nature

International Delegate

A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin.

The committee to research the worldwide identity of The United Methodist Church offer proposals for changing hearts and minds on the UMC's global nature. more

Jan 3, 2012 6:39 PM 2012 Global Nature

Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa

UMNS Photo by Ronny Perry

The Council of Bishops has endorsed the Call to Action restructure plan coming before the 2012 General Conference. more

Jan 10, 2012 3:53 PM 2012 Restructure 2 Comments

Raul Alegria

UMNS Photo by Bilha Alegria

The five racial-ethnic caucuses of The United Methodist Church reject the proposed restructure of the denomination as damaging to racial-ethnic ministries. more

Nov 30, 2011 5:21 PM 2012 Restructure 1 Comments

Pan-Methodist Agreement Coming Before Delegates


UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

Delegates will vote on full communion with historically black Methodist churches during the 2012 General Conference

Ethnic Groups Offer Ideas for Vital Church

Windsor Village

A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Racial-ethnic caucuses offer their suggestions for achieving vitality in The United Methodist Church.

Black Leaders Air Concerns

Ronnie Miller-Yow

UMNS Photo by Amy Forbus

Black Methodists for Church Renewal airs concerns about the effects of Call to Action and the Connectional Table restructure on racial and ethnic communities.

Native American Task Force Raises Structure Concerns

Native American United Methodists fear the proposed Call to Action will undermine their ministry

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