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Latest Releases

Council Executive Committee Affirms Unity, Moves Forward

The Council of Bishops' Executive Committee has approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward and took a step toward a called session of the General Conference... Read More

COB President Addresses Western Jurisdiction Episcopal Election Results

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement regarding the results of the Western Jurisdictional Conference Episcopal election. Read More

Bishop Bruce R. Ough is  president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Council president speaks following shooting deaths

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement on behalf of the Council in the wake of shootings in the U.S. Read More

Survey provides insight into what seekers want from church

A new survey from United Methodist Communications finds that spiritual growth and genuine community are the top motivators for attending church. Read More

Council President: Statement on the Orlando shooting

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement about the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Read More

Council of Bishops Announces Staff Reorganization

The United Methodist Council of Bishops announced today a plan to reorganize its current staffing structure to better align with the Council’s mission and vision and provide for a... Read More

Council of Bishops meets post-General Conference

Meeting post-General Conference, the Council of Bishops prayed for the ongoing unity of the church and discussed the next steps in their proposal, "An Offering for a Way Forward." Read More

Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

Reviving a tradition that is more than 200 years old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General... Read More

Connectional Table Chair passes to Bishop Christian Alsted

The Connectional Table welcomed their new chairperson, Bishop Christian Alsted of the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area, who was appointed by the Council of Bishops for the 2017 – 2020 quadrennium. Read More

United Methodists Celebrate Imagine No Malaria, Launch Abundant Health

United Methodist members and leaders, global health innovators and an "American Idol" star took the stage to celebrate the success of Imagine No Malaria and to launch Abundant Health during... Read More