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The March gathering sponsored by UM-Forward will envision what it will take to create a "liberation Methodist" church based on aspirations outlined at a consultation last May. Read more

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  • Clergy Liberia

    Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News

    Clergy Liberia

    Clergy members of the Liberia Annual Conference recess after their meeting in Ganta. The conference passed a resolution that includes this statement: “We resolve that all central conferences be treated as equal members of our global connection and left to decide of their own volition their future association and destiny.” (Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.)

  • Gary Graves

    The Rev. Gary Graves addresses the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tenn. Graves is secretary of the United Methodist General Conference. (Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.)

  • Graves Security

    The Rev. Gary Graves discusses increased security for delegate badges that will be used for the 2020 United Methodist General Conference in May. Graves, secretary of the conference spoke at the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.)

  • Racial ethnic leaders

    Representatives of the ethnic initiatives of The United Methodist Church watch a video presentation on the work of the initiatives during the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tenn. In the foreground from left are Monalisa Tuitahi, Pacific Islander Ministry Plan; Toska Medlock Lee, Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century; Rev. Lyssette Perez, MARCHA Hispanic caucus; and the Rev. Chebon Kernell, Native American Comprehensive Plan. (Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.)

  • Ande Emmanuel

    The Rev. Ande Emmanuel of South Congo Annual Conference lifts his arms in praise during opening worship at the 2020 Pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.)

  • Future Plans Panel

    A panel of representatives for various proposals on the future of the United Methodist Church answers questions during the Pre-General Conference Briefing Jan. 23, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. From left are the Rev. Junius Dotson, Lonnie Chafin, Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, Rev. Kent Millard and Rev. Jay Williams. (Photo by Mike DuBose/UM News)