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Delegates consider petitions at the 2008 General Conference.
In response to readers, United Methodist Insight has added a new section: General Conference Basics.
This section contains articles on how General Conference is formed, what powers it has, what things it cannot do, and a listing of the legislative committee assignments for the 2012 session April 24-May 4 in Tampa, FL.
Readers are welcome to submit questions about more details on how General Conference decisions affect annual conferences, local congregations and individual United Methodists.