Archives for May 2012

Nigerian delegates following news of bombing

Nigerian delegates at General Conference are anxiously following news accounts of a bombing yesterday in their home city of Jalingo, in Taraba state, in the northern part of the country. “We are very concerned,” said John Pena Auta, a lay delegate. “My family lives there. I think they are OK, but I haven’t had any […]

Guaranteed appointment ended

General Conference delegates agreed today to end guaranteed appointment for ordained elders, a key change sought by reformers who said removing ineffective clergy must be easier. The measure passed in committee overwhelmingly. But it was amended with accountability provisions, including creation of a panel to advise the bishop on qualities needed in deciding on appointments.  Early this morning, the full […]