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General Conference in May again will take up the question of whether all United Methodist bishops should have limited terms of office. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

GC2016: Should bishops have term limits?

Multiple proposals heading to General Conference would limit how long bishops can serve and in some cases, require them to face re-election. Read More

When they meet in May, United Methodist bishops will consider adopting a covenant of accountability based on their consecration vows.  Illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Bishops urged to adopt accountability covenant

The proposal comes two months before the 2016 General Conference, where multiple petitions aimed at increasing accountability are on the table. Read More

The Rev. L. Fitzgerald “Gere” Reist II announces to the 2012 General Conference that the Judicial Council has ruled Plan UMC, agency restructuring legislation, unconstitutional. Screengrab from United Methodist Communications video

GC2016: Where is the zeal for agency reform?

A revised version of Plan UMC is going before General Conference, but it does so without the advocacy of some powerful players. Read More

United Methodists this past year mourned the passing of bishops, scholars and a former U.S. Speaker of the House. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

2015: Notable United Methodists remembered

The church mourns the passing of bishops, scholars and a former U.S. Speaker of the House. Read More

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

United Methodist Bishops reach out after Charleston shooting

After a tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the Council of Bishops is reaching out to the bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read More

San Francisco Area Bishop Warner Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, waters a newly planted tree in the Luther Garden in Wittenberg, Germany. The Lutheran World Federation is inviting churches around the globe to plant a tree in the garden and another in their area as part of preparations for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in October 2017. Photo by Klaus Ulrich Ruof

Why Martin Luther matters to United Methodists

John Wesley took inspiration from the church reformer. United Methodists today are gearing up for the Reformation’s 500th anniversary. Read More

Bishops hear hope in economist’s report

Bishop Michael McKee and Bishop Sally Dyck share thoughts about the church's future in light of an economist's report presented at a recent Connectional Table meeting. Read More

Council of Bishops issues pastoral letter on racism

The Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on racism to the people of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Council of Bishops Elects New Officers

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has elected new officers who will assume their leadership roles in 2016. Read More

Bishop Warner Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, calls on bishops to address racism and strengthen ecumenical relationships in his presidential address. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Bishops urged to speak out as group on racism

Bishop Warner Brown Jr. tells the Council of Bishops about events in his native Baltimore, urging the church to pray and act on racism. Read More

President of United Methodist Council of Bishops calls for prayer and healing

Council of Bishops President Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. appealed to the people of The United Methodist Church to join together in prayer in wake of natural disasters, violence. Read More

Council of Bishops To Meet In Berlin

United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States will gather in Berlin at Hotel Palace Berlin for the Council of Bishops meeting, from May 1-7. Read More

Council of Bishops Executive Committee Meets in Dallas

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church held its annual January meeting on the 13th-14th in Dallas, Texas. Read More

2015: Notable United Methodists remembered [clone]

The church mourns the passing of bishops, scholars and a former U.S. Speaker of the House. Read More

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