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William B. Lawrence

Hillsman Stuart Jackson

The Rev. William B. Lawrence, past president of the Judicial Council, contends that the Commission on General Conference shouldn't have considered allegations of GC2019 voter fraud behind closed doors. Read more

General Conference 2019

Final arrangements for the 2020 General Conference include changes in its official journal, the Daily Christian Advocate, and some 13,000-plus purple "hospitality" scarves for delegates, guests, bishops and other dignitaries. Read more

2020 General Conference 3 Comments

The church-wide body that oversees the logistics and operation of the General Conference has determined that ineligible voters affected a key vote at the special called 2019 session. Read more

General Conference 2019 8 Comments

First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, N.C., made big news locally when it announced it had adopted an official policy of welcoming LGBTQ people, including the prospect of allowing same-sex weddings despite a UMC ban. Read more

General Conference 2019 2 Comments


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