Pre-General Conference Briefing

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United Methodist Communications has posted videos from the Jan. 20-22 Pre-General Conference Briefing online at YouTube. Read more

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Star Wars Time

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While General Conference 2016 is looking pretty thin compared to 2020, there’s still plenty in store for United Methodists in May 2016, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith, who attended the recent Pre-General Conference Briefing in Portland, Ore. Read more

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Love Prevails

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Sue Laurie of Love Prevails refutes the allegation that pro-LGBTQI forces have "drawn swords" in their quest for inclusion in The United Methodist Church. Read more

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Still suffering a touch of jet lag, Insight Editor Cynthia B. Astle shares her impressions of the 2016 General Conference agenda and its Portland, Ore., venue. Read more

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2012 General Conference Delegates

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Three themes from the Pre-General Conference Briefing point to organizers' effort to shape a more globally equal and more spiritually based 2016 session of The United Methodist Church's worldwide policy-making assembly, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Pre-General Conference Video Archive


United Methodist Communications presents videos of the sessions at the Pre-General Conference Briefing held Jan. 19-21, 2012 at the Tampa Convention Center, site of the General Conference April 24-May 4. Read more

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The first report from the Pre-General Conference Briefing taking place Jan. 19-21 in Tampa, Florida. Read more

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