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Items Tagged "Ethinic Caucuses"

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MARCHA focuses on what Hispanics could give

Discussions center on creating opportunities to navigate the church structures to realize greater roles and greater impact. Read More

Hispanics share dreams for church

MARCHA leaders begin visioning process to develop a plan for moving Hispanic/Latino ministry forward in The United Methodist Church. Read More

Ethnic groups add voices to inclusion calls

Caucuses lend support for full inclusion for LGBT persons: "We know what it is like to experience discrimination." Read More

United Methodists join mourning for Trayvon

Congregations across the nation honored the slain teen by wearing hoodies to churches Sunday. Read More

Bishop candidates visit black caucus

For the first time, all U.S. endorsed candidates seeking to become bishops met and were blessed by Black Methodists for Church Renewal. Read More

Connectional Table splits on petition

Proposal to redistribute $60 million sparks debate even though the proposal originated with the 60-member body. Read More

Briefing previews General Conference issues

Delegates consider issues from reorganization to roles of bishops to an operating budget that is smaller than in the previous quadrennium. Read More

Ethnic groups offer ideas for vital church

National plans for ethnic/racial ministries are growing churches and planting new ones. They should be part of any new structure, groups say. Read More

Preview to church restructuring debate

Concerns raised that the proposed changes would give too much power to bishops and damage the denomination's 'separation of powers.' Read More

Group proposes alternative restructure

Methodist Federation for Social Action is the only unofficial caucus to submit its own reorganization to General Conference. Read More

2 big disputes ahead at General Conference

Proposals to restructure agencies and end "guaranteed appointments" for clergy stir reactions across theological spectrum. Read More

Black leaders talk about church changes

Annual forum for church leaders dominated by discussion of impact of proposed changes on African-American congregations. Read More

Ethnic caucuses voice restructure concerns

Legislation to consolidate general agencies "minimizes and will exclude" the participation of ethnic minorities, the statement says. Read More