Don’t you have faith yet, asks Bishop Yemba
Congolese bishop encouraged General Conference delegates as they consider the structure of the church to make certain it is mission focused.
GC2012: Pan-Methodists celebrate together
United Methodists join 5 African-American denominations in full communion agreement.
GC2012: She’s been at the last 18 assemblies
Louise Short at 106 “just can’t understand all the attention given me” as she receives ovation of General Conference.
GC2012: Vote ends guaranteed appointments
Item passes quickly on May 1 consent calendar among other measures; effort to reconsider fails.
Justice for 1864 massacre pledged
GC2012 overwhelmingly commits church to work with four tribes in regard to reparations, repatriation and research related to Sand Creek.
May 1 wrap: Guaranteed appointments ended
Delegates vote end to guaranteed jobs for clergy, enter into full communion with Pan-Methodist churches, approve sixth national plan, approve separate agency for women.
April 30 wrap: No set-aside bishop
On first day of handling legislation in plenary, delegates act on bishops’ proposal, elect officers to Judicial Council.
GC2012: 4 elected to University Senate
Chief executives and other academic leaders named to denomination’s accrediting agency.
GC2012: A night to recognize accomplishments
Time to celebrate ‘challenges and achievements’ of ministry with poor, global health, developing leaders, young people.
GC2012: Four elected to Judicial Council
Two Africans are top vote-getters during balloting to fill two clergy and two lay spots on United Methodist top court.
GC2012: Set-aside bishop proposal fails
Fulltime president for Council of Bishops falls short of required two-thirds support because measure comes under constitutional rule.
Up to full GC2012 to decide restructure
No plan made it out of committee, supporters of the three major plans still working to accomplish various objectives.
GC2012: Split views on Palestinian support
Some back petitions to divest from companies tied to occupation; others opposed to that strategy look to economic investment.
GC2012: Starting along the path of repentance
The 2012 United Methodist General Conference takes time to reflect on injustices inflicted by the church on indigenous peoples.
Native missionaries welcome Act of Repentance
Choctaw missionary believes ‘the power of forgiveness can undo the past damage the church had done to Native people.’
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