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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
Dakotas-Minnesota bishop is new President of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Bishop Bruce Ough became president of the Council of Bishops of the 12.3 million member global United Methodist Church on May 12. Read More
Council of Bishops Adopts Covenant of Accountability
Meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops voted to adopt a “Covenant of Accountability for the Council of Bishops” and pledged to hold one another accountable for living according... Read More
United Methodists meet in Portland for worldwide conference
United Methodists from around the world will gather at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20 for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. Read More
General Conference Executive Committee alters Rule 44 recommendation
The Executive Committee of the Commission on the General Conference has narrowed the list of petitions that they are recommending be handled through an alternative discernment process. Read More