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Seminary students program at General Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2012

Nashville, Tenn. — A daily line-up of speakers has been organized for seminary students who plan to attend the 2012 General Conference as part of their studies. The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly will meet April 24-May 4 in Tampa, Fla. at the Tampa Convention Center.

Program speakers include General Conference leaders, denominational leaders and caucus group representatives. Students will have the opportunity to experience the theological diversity of the denomination and gain perspectives on legislation.

"I attended the 1988 General Conference as part of a polity class on the General Conference," shares the Rev. Alan J. Morrison, business manager of the General Conference. "That experience was fundamental to my being where I am today. We are seeking to give students a fairly broad breadth of the General Conference experience."

For more information about the speakers program for seminary students, faculty should contact Rev. Morrison at amorrison@gcfa.org or 615-369-2350.

About General Conference
The General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, and meets once every four years to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years. The 2012 meeting will take place April 24-May 4 at the Tampa Convention Center.

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