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Commentary: Can being “global” really work?

I’m beginning to wonder if the task before 864 delegates of General Conference is simply impossible. What I mean is that it may not be physically possible to sift through more than a thousand petitions in ten days. What makes ...
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Commentary: And are we yet alive?

Over the past couple of days we've spent some time ruminating on the continued lack of trust present at the 2016 General Conference. Of course, this lack of trust isn't new. In fact, some have argued that Portland delegates have simply ...
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News Analysis: Who is the “We” at General Conference?

“We are winning!” “We are losing.” Rev. Jason Valendy, reserve delegate to General Conference stood outside a legislative committee room. He had hoped to observe the election of officers inside, but seating space for non-members was limited, and fire marshals ...
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News Analysis: Ruminating on Rules

The Plan of Organization and Rules of Order as adopted at the opening session shall be published in the next Daily Christian Advocate.  -The Rules of the 2016 General Conference as adopted on 5/10/2016  It seems that simple, doesn't it? ...
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Are Africans Grown? A Response to Bishop Minerva Carcanó “Dealing with ‘Wounded’ United Methodist Church”

by Yoknyam Dabale* The proverbial wisdom of my ancestors the Yotti/Bali (Chamba) people of Middle-belt, Nigeria teaches us to, “Kiti da mang mpape” (look before you jump). The United Methodist Church just opened its 2016 general conference. This event brings ...
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