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Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar preaches on May 14 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, United Methodist News Service.

Bishop Devadhar: Listen to each other and God

New England bishop urges General Conference delegates to find “a new epiphany.” Read More

Hands in dialogue: sharing and listening. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

What Christian conferencing is and isn't

The practice encourages listening and learning from one another, with a focus on mutual understanding. There are no winners or losers. Read More

The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens

Commentary: Who really has a say at General Conference?

ʽVoice’ matters more than voting percentages, and most voices are white, male, American Read More

The church, Jimmy Fallon and joy

Ben Gosden says United Methodists could learn a lot from the current host of “The Tonight Show” -- especially about how we disagree. Read More

Bishops called to embrace ‘team spirit’

Despite differences, bishops urged to remember they 'depend on one another to be faithful to God's mission.' Read More

5 Congo siblings capture hearts

Kamana children, ages 9 to 21, brought "O Happy Day" spirit to Florida churches and General Conference worship service. Read More

Bishop Marisa de Freitas Ferreira (right) of the Methodist Church of Brazil prays for Bishop Adonias Pereira do Lago, also of Brazil, during evening worship at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla

Week 1: GC2012’s ‘slow’ week still busy

Delegates to The United Methodist General Conference considered 1,200 petitions as they prayed, praised and protested. 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.

GC2012: General Conference wrap-up

United Methodists contend with structural and social issues at legislative assembly in Tampa. Read More

GC2012: Conference lowers apportionments

General Conference lowers general church apportionments by 6.03 percent, but local churches are unlikely to see differences. Read More

GC2012: Bishop encourages delegates

As a sometimes difficult General Conference draws to a close, Bishop Rosemarie Wenner offers a message of hope. Read More

GC2012: Judicial Council voids Plan UMC

Compromise restructure plan unanimously deemed unconstitutional; two other referrals deferred until fall. Read More

GC2012: Delegate serves 11th term

Ruth Daugherty of Eastern Pennsylvania has witnessed some of the historic and defining moments of General Conferences. Read More

GC2012: Bishops urge ‘communities of love’

Kiesey and Matthews emphasize practice of 'blessing each other, rather than cursing each other.' Read More

No ‘Plan UMC’, GC2012 shrinks agencies

After reorganization plan is ruled unconstitutional, delegates work to salvage parts of the structural changes. Read More

Bishops Judith Craig (left), Scott Jones (behind Craig) and Rosemarie Wenner (center) negotiate with the Rev. Amy DeLong, after dozens of demonstrators demanding a more inclusive church took over the floor of a May 3 session of the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. The three bishops talked with DeLong in an attempt to resolve the situation without resorting to arrests.

Bishops close, reopen General Conference session

After presiding bishop threatened to close GC2012 plenary sessions to visitors, cooler heads prevailed. Read More

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