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Delegates consider legislation during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Reactions vary to 2019 special General Conference

Some say timing suggests 'lack of urgency' but others note logistical challenges. Read More

Bishop Bruce R. Ough reads a Council of Bishops statement about sexuality and the church at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. File photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Bishops approve plan for sexuality panel

The bishops’ executive committee also acknowledged the church’s fast-changing landscape as it plans the Commission on a Way Forward. Read More