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.
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 »
The five racial-ethnic caucuses of The United Methodist Church reject the proposed restructure of the denomination as damaging to racial-ethnic ministries. more »
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
A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose
Racial-ethnic caucuses offer their suggestions for achieving vitality in The United Methodist Church.
Black Leaders Air Concerns
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