L’Université d’Afrique : Une bénédiction pour le continent Africain
La mission de cette Université de former les futures dirigeants reflète le thème de la Conférence Générale, «Un Avenir Avec Espoir.
L'église vote pour renforcer l'éducation théologique en Afrique
La proposition de 2 millions de dollars ne sera pas finalisée jusqu'à ce que la Conférence Générale approuve le budget de l’église.
Prayer room serves as ‘space of quieting and slowing’
Open gates draw visitors into heart of A Space for Prayer.
United Methodist mission statement revised
Additional wording tells why church seeks to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
United Methodists expand global health campaign
Capital campaign will raise $75 to $100 million to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
United Methodists will pledge to ‘witness’
New members will promise to be faithful in “their witness” as well as in their prayers, presence, gifts and service.
Wrap-up: Constitutional amendments, Gates speech and resolutions on variety of issues top agenda
Chicago Bishop Hee-Soo Jung encourages church to value both holiness and hospitality.
Bishop Fisher preaches against 'sin of racism'
Preacher urges delegates to take the most difficult route necessary to eliminate racism.
Church adopts proposed creed as litany
While the Social Creed will continue in its 1972 language, the new litany will provide an accompanying "poetic expression."
Delegates celebrate 100th anniversary of men’s ministry
At its centennial, men's ministry continues to confront it original concern, the lack of men in the church.
Delegates reinvest and affirm hope in Africa University
The school’s mission of educating future leaders reflects the General Conference theme, “A Future With Hope.”
Display of boots represents ‘human cost of war’
Speakers gathered on "sacred ground" call for an end to war in Iraq.
Petitions seeking to control Judicial Council ruled unconstitutional
General Conference can set the council's quorum, but organization and operation are the court’s prerogatives.
Sand Creek Massacre research center supported
Delegates want to provide financial support for a memorial to victims of a Methodist-led massacre.
Sight, sounds, movements create worship experience
Marcia McFee believes getting physical in worship can help the church act like the body of Christ that it is.
U.S. Christians don’t feel pains of persecution
Christians in U.S. are beginning to taste of persecution experienced by believers in some other parts of the world.
Wrap-up: Assembly retains stance on homosexuality
General Conference keeps the position that the practice of homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.”
Church celebrates 40-year journey toward inclusivity
While journey is not complete and struggles remain, some wrongs have been righted in commission's first 40 years.
Delegates continue Study of Ministry Commission
A commission studying the ordering of ministry in The United Methodist Church is being continued for four more years.
Judicial Council releases rulings on docket items
The United Methodist Church’s supreme court hands down rulings on four cases.
L’Eglise Méthodiste Unie admet formellement la Côte d’Ivoire
L’Eglise Méthodiste Unie en Côte d’ Ivoire a reçu ses plein droits et responsabilités de faire part de cette dénomination.
Native American leaders honored for longtime service
Celebration honors leaders and marks "new beginning" for United Methodist Native Americans.
Proposed new hymnal will go to 2012 assembly
Delegates approve a panel to revise the United Methodist Hymnal and a study to develop an Africana songbook.
United Methodists celebrate higher education
Church-related schools and colleges educate for "common good" in time of complex and vexing issues.
United Methodists raise bishops’ retirement age
Raising the age from 66 to 68 gives three bishops the option of reconsidering plans for retiring this year.
United Methodists, Lutherans look toward cooperation
Agreement recognizes and honors faith, ministry and mission of two denominations.
United Methodists, Lutherans take root together
ELCA bishop preaches at General Conference as denominations move toward full communion.
Wrap up: Liberian president addresses assembly
Other highlights include a celebration of the Commission on Religion and Race and a sermon by an ELCA bishop.
Young delegation leaders model inclusiveness
Young people can do more than read Scripture in church, according to four young people leading their delegations at General Conference.
Assembly creates committee on faith and order
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