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United Methodist Communications

The United Methodist Church has launched a prayer initiative related to the coming work of the Commission on a Way Forward. more

Jan 3, 2017 1:55 PM A Way Forward

Potential nominees for the Council of Bishops' Commission on a Way Forward have been narrowed to 29 people, and the Council awaits the nominees' decision on the invitation to help shape United Methodism's future. more

Oct 6, 2016 9:06 AM Finance and Administration

Bishops Statement

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The Council of Bishops will need more time to go through some 300 recommendations before it can appoint members to the "A Way Forward" Commission, writes Diane Degnan of United Methodist Communications. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:46 AM Finance and Administration 1 Comments

In a study commissioned by United Methodist Communications, church roles affect people's perceptions of what it means to be United Methodist. more

Jun 5, 2015 7:10 PM Local Church

Racism letter

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With the Baltimore unrest as its flashpoint, the United Methodist Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter calling on the global denomination to oppose racism and xenophobia and stand for the human dignity and rights of all people. more

May 7, 2015 3:58 PM In the Church

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United Methodist Communications

The General Commission on the General Conference has chosen Manila, Philippines and Harare, Zimbabwe as the respective sites for the 2024 and 2028 global legislative sessions, the first time the worldwide body will meet outside the United States. more

Apr 27, 2015 10:44 AM Global Nature 1 Comments

GC Plenary 2016

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There's a two-delegate difference between the delegate counts for the coming 2020 General Conference and the 2016 session. more

Dec 1, 2017 1:58 PM 2020 General Conference

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United Methodist Communications

The United Methodist Church has launched a prayer initiative related to the coming work of the Commission on a Way Forward. more

Jan 3, 2017 1:55 PM A Way Forward

Pause for Prayer

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The Council of Bishops has announced it intends to call a special General Conference for February or March 2019, and has set up a global program to involve all United Methodists in conversations and prayers for A Way Forward. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:47 PM A Way Forward 2 Comments

Potential nominees for the Council of Bishops' Commission on a Way Forward have been narrowed to 29 people, and the Council awaits the nominees' decision on the invitation to help shape United Methodism's future. more

Oct 6, 2016 9:06 AM Finance and Administration

Bishops Statement

File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

The Council of Bishops will need more time to go through some 300 recommendations before it can appoint members to the "A Way Forward" Commission, writes Diane Degnan of United Methodist Communications. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:46 AM Finance and Administration 1 Comments

In a study commissioned by United Methodist Communications, church roles affect people's perceptions of what it means to be United Methodist. more

Jun 5, 2015 7:10 PM Local Church

Racism letter

UMNS Photo by Kay Panovec

With the Baltimore unrest as its flashpoint, the United Methodist Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter calling on the global denomination to oppose racism and xenophobia and stand for the human dignity and rights of all people. more

May 7, 2015 3:58 PM In the Church

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United Methodist Communications

The General Commission on the General Conference has chosen Manila, Philippines and Harare, Zimbabwe as the respective sites for the 2024 and 2028 global legislative sessions, the first time the worldwide body will meet outside the United States. more

Apr 27, 2015 10:44 AM Global Nature 1 Comments

In response to protests against the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who have crossed into the United States, United Methodist bishops are urging compassion rather than inhospitality. more

Jul 25, 2014 11:06 AM

2012 General Conference Delegates

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The American branch of The United Methodist Church will have more than 50 percent of 2016 delegates, while United Methodists from Africa will have about 30 percent. The remaining 20 percent will be divided between Europe and the Philippines. more

Nov 15, 2013 2:21 PM In the Church

Bishop addresses protesters

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United Methodist bishops affirmed their focus on the mission of the church during a closed-door spiritual retreat that included 14 new bishops. more

Nov 12, 2012 4:16 PM In the Church 1 Comments

Rule Changes

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Proposed changes to the rules by which the 2012 United Methodist General Conference will operate. more

Dec 6, 2011 1:50 PM In the Church