Skip Navigation

Items Tagged "Delegates"

56 Tagged Items Found

God-led hospitality gesture at GC2016 underscores United Methodist connection

A reservation snafu was the catalyst launching two strangers into a friendship for life. Read More

An African visitor uses his mobile phone to record protestors, their hands bound to protest the denomination's policies on human sexuality, as they demonstrate May 17 on the floor of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

May 17 wrap-up: Schism rumors quashed

Delegates plow into a full day of petitions as the Council of Bishops denied rumors of a pending schism. Read More

Faced with glitches in the electronic voting system, delegates use colored cards to vote on May 16 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore.

May 16 wrap-up: Week Two begins with elections, celebrations, protests

Before hearing legislation, delegates filled vacancies for Judicial Council, University Senate and Commission on General Conference. Read More

Carlene Fogle-Miller passed up her commencement from the University of Mississippi Law School to be in Portland, Oregon, as a delegate to General Conference 2016. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Passing up commencement to be at GC2016

Young delegates face a choice and side with delegate responsibilities. Read More

The Rev. Bob Zilhaver of the Western Pennsylvania Conference speaks May 13 at General Conference 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Zilhaver voiced concern that the use of iPads, as opposed to placards, was putting some delegates at a disadvantage in getting the attention of the presiding bishop. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Bumpy start for GC2016

Rules conflict extends to Day Three as some see low level of trust among delegates. Read More

Women bishops pray over Bishop Hope Morgan Ward during a recess in the United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Ward presided over an emotional debate on proposed Rule 44, which would place deliberations over sensitive issues into small discussion groups. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

GC2016 delegates say no to Rule 44

The much-debated process supposed to foster greater consensus around tough issues couldn’t get consensus. Read More

African delegates to The United Methodist Church's General Conference 2016 gather at Canby Retreat Center in Portland, Ore. The United Methodist Church Africa Initiative hosted the meeting. Photo by Jerry Kulah.

Africans poised for clout at GC2016

Retreat prepares them to push for more clout and resources, and maintaining church law on homosexuality. Read More

Delegates and visitors fill the plenary hall in the May 1 afternoon celebration of Pan-Methodist Full Communion at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. On the screen are Bishop Sharon Rader and Bishop John White. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

GC2016: How General Conference Works

Learn about what General Conference does, who attends, and specific facts about the 2016 conference held in Portland, Oregon. Read More

A committee discusses proposed legislation during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

GC2016: Legislative Committee Assignments

Find out which sections of the Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions are assigned to each legislative committee to consider at General Conference. View

Committee members vote on proposed legislation during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida. In 2016, delegates will be able to use machines to vote in legislative committees. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Change coming to General Conference voting

At the urging of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, delegates will use voting machines in legislative committees. Read More

Delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2004 General Conference consider legislation from  their seats in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin..Photo number GC04303, 4/29/04

GC2016: List of Voting Delegates and First Reserves

Find the names of delegates listed both alphabetically and by conference. Read More

GC2016: Delegate distribution

This list shows the number of General Conference delegates for each annual conference. Read More

Delegates study legislation at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla.

General Conference 2016: Legislation

Nine hundred and eighty-eight delegates from around the world set policy and direction for the church, as well as handled other business. Read More

Audun Westad of Norway is a member of the Commission on General Conference. Photo courtesy of Audun Westad.

Planning General Conference for a Global Church

“I don’t think the voting is the most important thing. I think the dialogue between the different delegates is the important thing.” View

Rows of green lettuces and vegetable at Seminary Hill Farm at Methodist Theological School in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Reasa Currier.

Methodist Theological School ‘cares for creation’

New conference delegate Reasa Currier reflects on Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and her visit to a farm where young seminarians are shaping the church’s future. Read More

Page 1 of 4  1 2 3 > Last ›