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Bishops issue post-General Conference letter to the church

Washington, D.C. -- Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent ...
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African Methodists worry about the church that brought them Christianity

African Methodists worry about the church that brought them Christianity

by Emily McFarland Miller* PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) -- The Rev. Jerry Kulah has nothing but gratitude for American Methodists. In ...
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General Conference approves $604 million budget

Portland, OR -- After a long session of conversation, debate, and even a little laughter, the General Conference of the ...
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Attendees vote to allow an unscheduled announcement from Bishop Bruce Ough, from the Dakotas-Minnesota church district and president of the Methodist Council of Bishops, concerning the stance of the Methodist church on LGBT rights during the United Methodist Church General Conference in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The church currently bans same-sex marriages and the ordination of clergy who live openly with same-sex partners.

Recently Read: The divided Methodist Church

This piece from The Atlantic captures the nuances of the debate within The United Methodist Church regarding human sexuality. It ...
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Agenda Committee facilitates flow of the General Conference

Portland, OR -- It's 6:30 in the morning and the halls of the Oregon Convention Center are for the most part ...
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General Conference votes to withdraw from Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

By Jessica Brodie, special contributor PORTLAND, Ore.—General Conference voted May 19 that two United Methodist entities withdraw immediately from membership ...
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UMR Interview: A view from the chair…one bishop’s perspective

The 2004 United Methodist General Conference meeting in Pittsburgh was in turmoil. The conference had seen protests over issues around ...
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Words from a Bishop: We are all holy and beloved

 Holy. Beloved. Valuable. These are the words Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball wants delegates to remember about themselves as they enter ...
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