Relief efforts for Myanmar continue
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is partnering with Church World Service on aid for the cyclone-stricken nation.
Teens help homeless with fashion show
A youth group in North Carolina takes to the runway with its Love Thy Neighbor ministry.
Commentary: Seeking balance at General Conference
"What we are doing … is a spiritual work," says the assembly's chief scheduler, urging the 2012 gathering to observe Sabbath.
Liberia President Sirleaf addresses United Methodists
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her country and her church share a common commitment to end poverty.
Marines receive Strength for Service devotionals
A group of soldiers based in Fort Worth, Texas, are presented with copies during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference.
UMCOR starts response to Myanmar cyclone
As the death toll rises in Myanmar, the United Methodist Committee on Relief maps out its response.
United Methodists uphold homosexuality stance
After forceful arguments on both sides, delegates retain language in the denomination’s Book of Discipline.
Agency focuses on centennial, health initiatives
Health, wellness and central conference pensions will be among board's future emphases.
Assembly approves $642 million churchwide budget
General Conference approves a denominational spending plan built around four areas of mission and ministry.
Bishop Ward: Wait, watch, receive God's spirit
Delegates urged to be witnesses to God's work in the world.
Church rejects divestment from companies working with Israel
While rejecting divestment, General Confrence delegates urge advocating for peace in the Middle East.
Church supports justice for migrants
United Methodists have adopted resolutions supporting justice for migrants worldwide and reform of U.S. immigration laws.
Church tackles difficult subject of abortion
General Conference votes to continue membership with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Commentary: Deliberating under the influence (of too little sleep) at GC 2008
Packed agenda with little time for rest or sleep impairs delegates' abilities.
Conferences extend covenant agreement
Relationship-building and work together benefits both Zimbabwe and Baltimore-Washington annual conferences.
Delegates reject petitions aimed at ineffective clergy
Pension plans adopted in 2004 are also retained.
Judicial Council defers two ruling requests from General Conference
The court said both issues need study and would become docket items for its October session.
Justice petitions address welfare, hate, torture
Resolutions call for work toward a living wage to be a worldwide effort.
La Nouvelle déclaration de mission dirige les disciples vers la transformer le monde
Les mots ajoutés à la déclaration de mission expliquent pourquoi l’église cherche à faire les disciples de Jésus Christ.
Same-sex couple says ‘I do’ outside church assembly
Days after their church upheld its position against same-sex unions, two women join in a marriage ceremony.
United Methodist Social Creed celebrated
The church’s Social Creed continues to express the scriptural mandate to care for the sojourner, the weak and the orphaned.
Wrap-up: General Conference closes with message of hope after addressing budget, social issues
Delegates end meeting with action on diverse issues and parting words of hope.
‘Christian conferencing’ follows demonstration
Bridge building before General Conference facilitates conversation in the midst of pain.
Bishop Jung leads service of remembrance
Painful and wonderful remembering can bring Body of Christ back together.
Church supports people of Tibet, Sudan, Taiwan
Petitions express caring, compassion and support for human rights.
Church urges end to rights abuses in Philippines
The United Methodist General Conference calls on the Philippine government to “immediately stop the killings” and other violations.
Demonstrators call church’s ‘anti-gay’ policies sinful
Witness asks General Conference to recognize and acknowledge that "the body is broken."
Exhibit narrates the journey toward inclusiveness
The exhibit tells the story of racial and gender exclusion and inclusion in The United Methodist Church.
Gates thanks United Methodists for partnership
Gates Foundation chairman says The United Methodist Church is the strongest force against malaria.
General Conference 101: Student gets ‘education’
Attending the assembly provides an added dimension to Ashley Hewitt’s study of United Methodism.
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