2016 General Conference

LGBTQ Demonstrators

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Getting Out of Our Own Way Toward Becoming a Global Church

There's no way to avoid resolving a hard fact: for The United Methodist Church to become truly global, all sides of the debate on homosexuality must give up their all-or-nothing orthodoxies, writes the Rev. Thomas H. Griffith.

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Reaction to Ruling on Plan UMC

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Attorney Randall Hodgkinson finds that the proposed legislation to allow General Conference to override Judicial Council decisions is a bad idea. more

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Seen from a perspective of spiritual practice rather than church politics, hotly debated Rule 44 takes on a new validity for the 2016 General Conference, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

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Church Restructuring

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David W. Scott of UM & Global highlights recent reports on women's representation in the church's decision-making bodies. more

Apr 21, 2016 6:03 PM 2016 General Conference

Unity dolls

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The Rev. Tim McClendon ponders how delegates to the 2016 General Conference can make decisions that will foster unity and keep The United Methodist Church from splitting apart. more

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Duke Ellington

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Jazz has provided sacred expressions throughout the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell's ministry, including new expressions of the resurrection he believes is needed for The United Methodist Church. more

Apr 21, 2016 6:22 PM 2016 General Conference