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United Methodist bishops listen to morning worship from the stage of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore.  Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Bishops in no rush to form sexuality panel

Church leaders want the right people for the task of finding a way forward. Meanwhile, bishops still must deal with current church law. Read More

Musicians lead singing on May 12 during morning worship at the United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

GC2016 wrap-up: Farewell, Portland. Thanks for the doughnuts.

General Conference 2016 skirted division over human sexuality and focused on a wide range of matters. Read More

Peter Cibuabua of the Central Congo Conference (left) and Chelsea Spyres of the Peninsula-Deleware Conference (second from left) celebrate with other presenters at the conclusion of the young people's address at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Two ambassadors of God’s love share young people’s address

Young speakers strive to help delegates and the church understand how deeply engaged young people are. Read More

Sierra Leone Annual Conference

Remembering family and friends who died of Ebola virus, Sierra Leone Conference members look ahead. Read More

United Methodist clergy lead the “march past,” marking the beginning of the 136th session of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church. In the foreground are Bishops Jane Allen Middleton, New York Conference and John G. Innis, Liberia.

Sierra Leone Conference begins with street celebration

Remembering family and friends who died of Ebola virus, Sierra Leone Conference members look ahead. Read More

Bishop Eben Nhiwatwa of Zimbabwe (center) holds a meeting of African bishops following the April 26, 2012

African bishops speak out on terrorism, sexuality

The bishops ask General Conference to include daily sessions of prayer for church unity and the cessation of violence around the globe. Read More

An alternative process for legislation related to the denomination’s stance on homosexuality is aimed at fostering more open dialogue. Demonstrations in support of full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the life of church were held at the 2012 General Conference. A file photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Alternative process offered for sexuality debate

The Commission on General Conference hopes to foster more open dialogue and bring out the ‘middle voices’ that often go unheard. Read More

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