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A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

The Rev. William Hinson (right), president of the Confessing Movement, and the Rev. Bruce Robbins, former top staff executive of the United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, discuss an anonymously written statement that was circulated at General Conference regarding a possible study on schism. The statement, written as the draft of a resolution, was not presented to the conference and never came up for vote.

United Methodist Church affirms its unity

United Methodist delegates to 2004 General Conference stood, joined hands and sang the hymn “Blest Be The Tie That Binds” before approving a resolution affirming the unity of the church. Read More

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General Conference 2004: News

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General Conference 2004 Online Legislation Tracking

To track legislation, you should first familiarize yourself with an overview of how General Conference works or the specifics of the legislative process. Read More

General Conference 2004: Media Center

Resources for journalists and communicators Read More

About General Conference

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. Church law provides for a maximum of 1,000 delegates-half clergy, half lay. Read More